FREE SPIRIT

 

FREE SPIRIT

Grandma's crochet tablecloth brings back so many memories from my childhood. My grandmother sitting for hours every evening making magic masterpieces with her hands. In some parts of Europe and especially Balkan region, it's a common product made mostly by older woman with knowledge of that beautiful handcraft. Since it's handmade, it can take weeks or even months for one piece to be made, depending on pattern and size.
Right now, crochet is a big trend, from runway to street style. Great thing about crochet is that it can be incorporated in many styles, from boho to evening wear. You can wear it to the beach or get married in it.
In Maion, we have made a few crochet pieces, tops and dresses. they are made from different yarn, in different colors and done by hand. One of the dresses is made from silk yarn, dyed in black tea and it took us several weeks to make it. The result is stunning.

In the campaign FREE SPIRIT the model is wearing a handmade jacket woven on hand-loom over the hand crocheted dress. The campaign represents a state of mind, an idea of free life, hand work and sustainability, living in harmony with nature and with animals.





Bakin ručno heklani stolnjak ili milje, u meni budi puno sjećanja iz djetinjstva. Moja baka kako sjedi satima svake večeri stvarajući čarobna remek djela svojim rukama. U nekim djelovima Evrope, posebno području Balkana to je uobičajen proizvod koji rade uglavnom starije žene sa znanjem heklanja. Budući da se radi ručno, ponekad su potrebni tjedni, a nekad i mjeseci da se jedan komad završi, ovisno o veličini i mustri.

Ovog trenutka, heklani komadi su u trendu od modnih pisti do uličnog stila. Divna stvar u vezi s heklanim komadima je da ih se može uklopiti u različite stilove, od boho stila do svečanih prilika. Možete ih nositi na plažu ili se udati u jednom takvom odjevnom predmetu.

U Maionu, napravili smo nekoliko ručno heklanih komada, topova i haljina. Načinjeni od različitog konca, u različitim bojama i ručno. Jedna od njih je haljina heklana svilenim koncem i obojana crnim čajem, a za nju nam je bilo potrebno nekoliko tjedana da se završi. Rezultat je sjajan!

U kampanji FREE SPIRIT model je odjeven u heklanu haljinu i ogrtač ručno rađen na tkalačkom stanu. Kampanja predstavlja stanje uma, ideju o slobodnom životu, ručnom radu i samoodrživosti, životu u skladu sa prirodom i sa životinjama.

 

HAND PAINTED MAION T-SHIRTS

 

HAND PAINTED MAION T-SHIRTS

Last few years I am a big fan of wearing T-shirts as a part of my personal style but in time I realized I want them to be unique and more interesting. I also love contemporary art and abstract painting. I myself have always been doing some painting, especially abstract, which is an organic and emotional outlet for me. The inspiration is unlimited and It complements my strive for taking slow fashion to a new level.

So, I decided to paint directly on fabric or on T-shirts making unique and very personalized products. After painting on fabric or T-shirt, the paint has to dry and then be exposed to high temperature to fix the color pigment into the fabric threads. Finished like that T-shirt can be washed in washing machine on 30 °C and ironed.

Posljednjih nekoliko godina nošenje pamučnih majica postalo je važan dio mog osobnog stila ali sam s vremenom shvatila da želim da budu originalne i zanimljive. Ja sam velika ljubiteljica suvremene umjetnosti i apstraktnog slikarstva. I sama sam oduvijek pomalo slikala, posebno apstrakcije koje su za mene istinsko i emotivno oslobađanje. Inspiracija je beskrajna i slaže se sa mojom idejom da “slow fashion“ podignem na neku novu razinu.

Stoga sam odlučila slikati direktno na tkaninu ili pamučne majice stvarajući originalan i personalizirani proizvod. Nakon oslikavanja na tkaninu ili majicu, boja se mora osušiti a zatim izložiti visokoj temperaturi da bi se pigment u boji fiksirao na niti tkanine. Tako obrađena majica može se prati u mašini na 30 °C i peglati.


 

WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS

 

WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS

Few days ago I took a 4 day trip to Paris with my mother. We were leaving the beautiful weather to get to very  cold 4 degrees Celsius followed by rain and a cold, strong wind. We also had a very tight schedule but as soon as I landed I felt like a Parisian. I felt in search for knowledge, culture and chic. First we took panoramic tour around the city and a walk on Champs Elysee. I loved it instantly! Our hotel Carlton's was very near Moulin Rouge and very nice. We took all the tours: to Eiffel tower, to Notre Dame cathedral, to Sorbonne university, and a ride in the boat on river Sienna. We also visited the palace of Versailles where we met some of our friends. They took us to a fabulous and fancy dinner party. Thank god I was prepared! I was wearing too much clothes for 4 day trip but It was worth it. The next day we went to Louvre and spent there beautiful 5 hours and the Moulin Rouge show in the evening. The last day was all for sightseeing an walking through Montmartre where the hart of art was and you can still feel it.
Paris will see me again. Now that I have seen all the recognizable sights, I want to see backstage. It was a 4 days to remember. I was wearing some looks from my last collection and all the clothes I have designed, I discovered It translates very well to French.
..We'll always have Paris..
 

Prije nekoliko dana krenula sam na četverodnevni put s mamom u Pariz. Ostavile smo sunčano zagrebačko vrijeme i otišle u vrlo hladnih 4 stupnja Celzijusa popraćenih kišom i hladnim i jakim vjetrom.¸Imale smo vrlo zgusnuti raspored u planu ali čim smo sletjele osjećala sam se kao Parižanka. Osjećala sam potrebu za novim znanjem, kulturom i pariškim šikom. Prvo smo krenule u panoramsko razgledavanje grada i u šetnju Champ Elyseesom. Naš hotel, Carlton's smješten je u blizini Moulin Rougea i vrlo ugodan. Išle smo na sve izlete: na Eiffelov toranj, u katedralu Notre Dame, Veleučilište Sorbonne i vožnju brodićem po rijeci Sienni. Također smo posjetile palaču Versailles i susrele stare prijatelje. Odveli su nas na divan večernji domjenak. Hvala bogu da sam bila spremna! Ponijela sam previše odjeće za 4 dana ali vrijedilo je. Sljedećeg dana bile smo u Louvreu i tamo provele predivnih 5 sati, te na Moulin Rouge predstavi kasno navečer. Posljednji dan bio je posvećen razgledavanju i šetnji po Montmartru koji je bio srce umjetnosti a i danas se to još osjeća.
Pariz će me još vidjeti. Sad kada sam posjetila sve karakteristične znamenitosti, želim iza pozornice. Bilo je to 4 dana za pamćenje. Nosila sam odjeću iz posljednje kolekcije i sve Maion dizajna. Otkrila sam da se lijepo slaže s Parizom.
..Uvijek ćemo imati Pariz..


 

MAION DECOR

 

MAION DECOR

 

Through history designing clothes and decor was very interconnected. It actually involved the same people and similar, if not the same, fabrics to make clothes and decorate interiors.
I remember when I first noticed it in a movie "Gone with the wind" when Scarlet O'Hara used green velvet curtains with gold details and sewed a beautiful haute couture gown from it! I still love that part of the movie.
I always loved product design, art and architecture. I also had an opportunity to design a few spaces in my life (one was my own first apartment and second my first Maion store in Zagreb). Off course, those spaces were a reflection of my own sensibility.
After 10 years in fashion I needed a new challenge, so I did a few experimental collections of decorative cushions.
In time people started asking about them and I started MaionDecor line in 2016. in collaboration with a few interior designers in Zagreb and Rijeka.
I designed custom made decorative cushions, curtains and tablecloths for their clients using different techniques like applique, patchwork, painting or dripping on canvas etc.. That is how it all started.It is astonishing how that final touch can define the style and the emotion of the space. It is the most personal connection between the space and people in it.

Kroz povijest dizajniranje odjeće i dekora bilo je vrlo isprepleteno. Zapravo je uključivalo iste dizajnere i slične ako ne i iste tkanine za izradu odjeće i dekoriranje interijera.Sjećam se kad sam to prvi put primjetila u filmu "Zameo ih vjetar" kad Scarlet O'Hara upotrijebi zelene zastore od pliša sa zlatnim detaljima i od njih sašije predivnu krinolinu!                                                                                                                                                                  

Ja sam oduvijek voljela produkt dizajn, umjetnost i arhitekturu. Također sam imala priliku dizajnirati nekoliko interijera u svom životu (neki od njih su moj prvi stan i moj prvi showroom u Zagrebu). Naravno, ti prostori bili su odraz mog osobnog senzibiliteta.                                                                                                                                          

Nakon 10 godina u modi trebala sam novi izazov, pa sam izradila eksperimentalnu kolekciju ukrasnih jastuka.         S vremenom su ih ljudi počeli tražiti pa sam u 2016. pokrenula liniju MaionDecor u suradnji sa nekoliko dizajnera iz Zagreba i Rijeke. Dizajnirala sam unikatne dekorativne jastuke, zastore i stolnjake za njihove klijente koristeći se različitim tehnikama poput apliciranja, pačvorka, oslikavanja i dripinga na tkanini. I tako je sve započelo.                              

Zapanjujuće je kako završni detalji mogu definirati stil i emociju prostora. To je najosobnija poveznica između prostora i ljudi u njemu.