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Friday, August 1, 2014

Math + Science = Fashion


Hello, my dear friends. I hope you are doing well and had a great weekend. I had the pleasure of attending a fashion show, Aquatica, this past weekend in St. Charles, Missouri in the U.S., at the invitation of Streetscape Magazine. If you have attended a fashion show you know how much fun they can be. I am so thrilled that I was able to attend. It was a wonderful experience. I extend my thanks to the Streetscape team for the invitation. Unfortunately, the photos I took did not come out well due to what I refer to as lighting interference; i.e. the runway lighting prevented my photos from coming out well. If I somehow manage to salvage a few of the photos from the show I will share them with you in an upcoming post.

This week I want to share with you a new fashion artist on the international scene, Silvina Maestro. Silvina has a very impressive fashion design pedigree. She graduated with honors from renowned design school Central Saint Martins, worked with Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy, interned and freelanced with the late Alexander McQueen and worked with Emilio de la Morena. Both Vogue Italia and the New York Times consider her as an emerging talent.

I became aware of Silvina Maestro's design work as a result of an invite I received from Wowcracy, an organization that specializes in shining the spotlight on up and coming fashion talent that they have scouted across the globe. Wowcracy recently selected me as a fashion blogger to watch. I am honored and excited to have early access to collections that emerging designers are preparing to launch. Because of the recognition by Wowcracy I now have the opportunity to introduce to you collections by up and coming designers such as Silvina Maestro. I plan to continue to share with you designs from emerging artists as a result of joining Wowcracy’s platform.
 
There are multiple artists affiliated with Wowcracy that I could have elected to blog about. It was initially a challenge, as a result, to choose just one designer to spotlight. I decided to select Silvina Maestro because the source of the inspiration for her current collection, “Theorema”, really struck a chord with me. The collection is essentially inspired by the Egyptian philosopher Hypathia or as she is sometimes referenced, Hypatia.

A depiction of Hypthia; Source


I became an admirer of Hypathia after seeing the film, Teorema, which is based on a particularly strife-filled time in Hypathia’s life. Hypathia expressed and taught her scientific views despite knowing that her views were vastly unpopular. Hypathia loved the field of math, as well. It is more than likely she acquired her love of math from her father, Theon, a mathematician and head of the Museum of Alexandria, known as the Mouseion. The photos below are of actress Rachel Weisz in the role of Hypathia in the film Teorema.
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Hypathia’s views were in opposition to most of the views of others during her time. Unfortunately, the public expression of her views resulted in a tragedy; the loss of her life.  As someone whom has always admired independent and strong woman her story really touched me. After reading about Silvina’s affinity for Hypathia, as well, I was immediately propelled to blog about her collection which consists of extremely elegant dresses and separates. The collection is a beautiful representation of Hypathia’s love of math. As you view several images of apparel in the collection, think of the variety of mathematical figures you learned of in school. I am sure you will recognize many of these figures as you gaze upon the silhouettes and drape of the clothing in the collection.





 



Also, consider the colors of the clothing in the collection. Silvina focused on gold, white, blue and black because they represent the divine, enlightenment, religion and darkness. Some of these concepts were a focus of the film while others are very reflective of what is currently happening across the globe in a variety of societies. Silvina’s collection is certainly ambitious which I could not help but admire.


 
 





Please share your thoughts about the images from the collection that I have featured here. The structure of the clothing ranges from a representation of basic shapes to shapes that are more complex. It is my hope that you were able to see the relationship between fashion, math and science as represented by Silvina Maestro's collection. 

Don't forget to let your voice be heard. I love to receive comments and look forward to them so much.

I leave you now with additional images from Silvina's collection. Items from the collection are available online for pre-order.  Please contact me by e-mail should you have any questions. Note: All of the images from Silvina Maestro's collection are courtesy of Wowcracy.









 

46 comments:

  1. such a great post !
    xo

    http://devsnochaos.blogspot.fr/

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  2. The cut and colors are gorgeous. You can see the McQueen influence a little bit.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. It is great to hear from you. I think this collection is full of elegant pieces. I also see the Alexander McQueen influence. I appreciate your insight.

      Sharon

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  3. This collection is gorgeous! I really love the elegance of this line.
    Great post!

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, Keisha:

      I think it is such a beautiful collection. The designer's source of inspiration and elegant designs appeal to me so much.

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  4. Really beautiful collection, it's lovely how structured and fluid it is
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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      Sharon

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  5. Such a stunning elegant and slightly mysterious collection! Just stunning!

    Tatyana x
    Secret little Stars
    www.secretlittlestars.com

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    1. I am glad that you like it, Tatyana. Thanks for visiting.

      Sharon

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  6. Wow I am sure you had so much fun at the show! These pieces are so unique, I love them! I love this post. Thanks for sharing and take care!

    ~Tab
    humblebeauty29.blogspot.com

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    1. I had a wonderful time at the show. I just wish I could have taken some usable photos. The runway lights were just too bright for my photos to come out well. I am so glad you like Silvina Maestro's collection. I think her collection is filled with so many beautiful, ladylike pieces.

      Sharon

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  7. Really beautiful collection! Super post, Sharon!!
    Big hugs!!
    Gaby
    http://newcitylooks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Gaby. Hopefully, we will see her on a best new designer list in the future. Her collection is absolutely beautiful. I appreciate your comment so much and hope you are having a great week.

      Sharon

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  8. I love the whole collection especially the white set, the cut of these pieces are so beautiful and elegant. Great post Sharon.

    Wafaa
    www.fashionfootprint.co

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    1. I think her designs are elegant, as well, and I hope she receives the accolades she deserves. It can be such a challenge for new designers to get the support and acclaim so many of them deserve. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this post, Wafaa.

      Sharon

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  9. I loved her in that movie too. She is such a goddess!!! Really enjoyed this post xxx
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  10. Great collection Sharon! I love some of them that I can wear with no doubt! The white with the waves top is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us and glad to see such elegant designs and love to support the new designers as well you do!
    Have a lovely weekend dear! Big kiss

    www.myladytrends.com

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    1. I think it is vital to support new designers since it is so difficult for them to get their brands noticed. Thank you, as always, for being so supportive of my blogging efforts.

      Sharon

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  11. OH God, those dresses are just too perfect I can't decide which one was the most pretty!
    xoxo
    http://pandamone.blogspot.com/2014/08/goldeneye.html

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    1. Hello, Maja:

      I could not decide either. They are all stunning. I am glad you enjoyed viewing images of Silvina's collection.

      Sharon

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  12. Nice inspiration, love it!

    Discover my blog and get inspired...
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      Sharon

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  13. Wow! Great post darling!
    Do you wanna follow each other?
    Kisses!

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      Thanks so much. I would love to follow each other.

      Sharon

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  14. Very interesting!
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      Sharon

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  15. Great pictures. Love your blog.
    Follow me please.
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    XX

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    1. Thank you, Maria. I am really glad that you like my blog. It means so much to me. I visited your blog and would enjoy following each other.

      Sharon

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  16. That's cool!!
    I joined WOWcracy too, and I must say I find it a really great idea to meet new designers out of the conventional. I already supported a woman who creates breathtaking digital print scarves with macro photography :D
    Nice post, and thanks for the comment on my blog,
    See ya,

    Amanda
    www.somethingfashion.es

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    1. Hello, Amanda:

      I think WOWcracy is a great platform for new designers. I think it is wonderful that they are helping to promote the collections of new designers. I am glad that I decided to join, as well. Thanks for your comment, Amanda. It means so much.

      Sharon

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  17. Elegant and chic collection. I hope you had a great time at the fashion event. I had an invitation to join Wowcracy but didn't take it that serious. Will have to go back to the email..lol
    www.effortlesslady.com

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    1. Hello, Diana:

      I was initially wary but decided to explore the opportunity. I am glad I did. It is a wonderful way to learn about new designers and to help promote their work.

      Sharon

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  18. I haven't seen the film, but it sounds amazing!:) lovely collection!

    www.Lorietta.cz

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      Sharon
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  19. Really its an amazing collection and you have perfect blog and posts <3333

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      Sharon

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  20. The dresses are really nice :)

    Hugs
    Svetlana

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    1. Svetlana:

      Thanks for your comment. I hope her designs get noticed by buyers and fashion publications. Her collection features such amazing dresses and separates.

      Sharon
      http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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  21. Loving it… awesome point of view <3
    See you soon!
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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    1. Thank you, Borka. I really appreciate your comment so much. Your blog is fabulous. I am so glad I had the opportunity to visit it today. I hope we can stay in touch.

      Sharon

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  22. Like the post , thank you for the sharing :)

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    1. Hello, Becky:

      Thank you for visiting. I am happy you enjoyed the post.

      Sharon

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  23. the collection are super dope ,your post are always deep no disappointment
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      Sharon

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