Backstage at Marko Mitanovski SS16

#LFW SS16 – Marko’s S/S 2016 collection is inspired by the amorphous forms found in nature, and contemplates the phenomena of pain and fear. Focusing on the visualization of cathartic pain release, expressionist artist Munch’s ‘The Scream’ and Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ and ‘Psycho’,helped build the collectionsdramatic and organic form and texture, which is dominated by leather and latex.

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Marko collaborated with four remarkable sculptors, Sonja Gajic, Ivan Stevanovic, Miki Lakobrija and Milan Stosic who contributed to the illustration of abstract shapes and figuration of emotions, throughout the collection. Distinct and striking jewellery was created by the talented jeweller of the brand De Mode.

Serbian designer, Marko Mitanovski has been based in London since graduating from the College of Design Belgrade in 2009. Chosen as one of four designers from all over the world to present at the Ones to Watch show during London Fashion Week his debut collection- Lady Macbeth,captured the imagination and attention of leading international publications with features in Dazed, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and, to name a few.

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Having studied literature before studying fashion, his work is a mixture of classic and modern culture; sculptural, theatrical, complex.Technically detailed construction and precise geometry set against the freedom and energy of creating characters and narrative.

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Photography: Karl Slater

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