#InstaLOVE – May 2018

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@botticelliceramics

I am an Instagram maniac and I openly confess that I spend too much time on filtering my feed. But it’s irresistible, when you have so many great accounts to follow! If you are ready for a dose of beautifully curated walls, inspiring photos and delightful shots – see my May recommendations!

@thepopmag / I LOVE POP MAGAZINE. It’s such an incredible outlet of the industry’s biggest creatives! From the editorial sneak peeks to quite very humorous captions, following Pop on the daily is… mandatory.

@florence / While we’re all waiting for Florence + The Machine’s upcoming album, Hunger, seeing some of the signer’s latest outfits is a treat. Adore her.

@teget / I guess Ana Kraš is one of the most beloved girls on Instagram, simultaneously being the ultimate ‘anti’ of a basic Insta girl. The artist’s daily pics of textures, colour combinations and people that surround her are inspiring, even if that sounds cliché. But really, I enjoy her snaps wholeheartedly. So, if you still don’t follow her…

@pleasuregardenmagazine / Pleasure Garden Magazine is my latest discovery. Fully devoted to the beauty of nature (and everything that is focused on flowers), the magazine commissions different photographers to capture the greens in such places as Morocco or Portland. Watch out for some emerging top florists, too!

@botticelliceramics / Botticelli Ceramics proves that some of the most incredible things can be found right here, on Instagram. I’m dying to get my hands on one of those very limited edition, one-of-a-kind ceramics coming straight from Marc Armitano Domingo’s studio (he’s Ryan McGinley’s boyfriend, you can often see the two on the photographer’s account).  “Inspired by art, Wunderkammer, and music from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries”, Marc creates plates and mugs with 3D flowers, bees, boobies and eyes. And not only. Too obsessed with those artworks. You can buy them here.

AND, if you want to follow one more account on Instagram… why don’t you follow, ta-da, @designandculturebyed?

Spontaneity. Maryam Nassir Zadeh SS18

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Spontaneity has various meanings for Maryam Nassir Zadeh, and this season especially. The fashion show, with a running track as a venue, was in fact open for public and anyone could literally run the runway. The models (Zadeh’s friends-you-want-to-be-friends with like Ana Kras, Susan Cianciolo, Camilla Deterre and Mari Giudicelli) and their looks also had a sense of arty co-incidence. The signature ‘odd elegance’, as Maryam often defines, is about mixing and layering the most unexpected colour combinations and un-matchy pieces. A baby-pink dress in vichy print was transparent and neatly presented the label’s swimwear; buttoned corset was worn over another summer-y dress, but in cool mint-green; sweet polka-dots on a crop-top met with knee-length pants in beige. In case of the third outfit, I have never thought that a combo like this can be pulled off with such grace. Again, I’m obsessed with MNZ’s colour palette, because it’s so free of conventions and rules. Just like Solange, whose life performance – you see, not everything is SO spontaneous – gave audience the chills.

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Collage by Edward Kanarecki.

On The Sunny Side. Ganni SS18

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Copenhagen Fashion Week is the best indicator of what’s really hot, whether we’re speaking of Balenciaga’s or Céline’s cross-national influence. I always feel like the local designers make the best edit of current fashion tendencies with their very own, Scandinavian sharpness. Ganni, a Copenhagen girl’s favourite go-to label with over 20 stores across the Scandi-countries, is a great example of that ‘curation’. Ditte Reffstrup, brand’s creative director, sent down a sunny line-up of models (spot Dilone, Frederikke Sofie and Lera Abova) wearing joyous tea-dresses, beach-ready bras and striped knits for breezy spring evenings by the shore. The styling – as always on point – had some striking highlights, like wearing a V-neck mini-dress with extremely big flares underneath or layering a masculine blazer over a midi-skirt AND over matching pants. The show venue, designed in collaboration with the New York-based artist Ana Kras, was another feature that makes Ganni’s spring-summer 2018 collection worth taking a look at.

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Collage by Edward Kanarecki.

This Girl. Maryam Nassir Zadeh AW16

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Maryam Nassir Zadeh is New York’s favourite among stylish, sophisticated and down-to-earth women. Her boutique, with aesthetically curated brands, and her eponymous, namesake label, are known for an affordable, yet profound approach towards fashion you want to wear everyday. For autumn-winter 2016, Maryam is expanding her line, by continuing the denim obsession – a cool, off-beat pencil skirt, as well as patched 501-style pairs of jeans are about to storm the streets. The Woody Allen women, surrounded with calm neutrals, meets a lifey acid green shade of the pussy-cat bow dress; there is also the strong fur game, from cute teddy-bear jacket to a more “investment” coat in a deep, blue colour. When those clothes are going to arrive to the Lower East Side store, a lot of them will sell quick – for now, we can just try to recreate these looks thanks to Zadeh’s masterful styling tips…

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Photography by Ana Kraš, aka @teget