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The experiments of the designer Cătălina Culda

July 18th, 2017 / by / in: Dazzling stories / No responses

It’s hard to be the first to present the collection. But Cătălina Culda managed to it just right at the UAD Fashion Gala. And to take the applauses for her cool outfits. “Imagine a collection of  fishnets in all the colours combined with some badass sneakers and boyfriend jeans, and then drag them to a zone with rock glam outfits that can fit either with heels, either with boots – you’ll find me there, in between.”, says Cătălina Culda.

The collection “Perception of Infinity” is full of experiments with shapes, volumes and prints. Lacquered leather, velvet, digital printed fabrics, in shades of blue, orange, grey and black. 
You could find Cătălina Culda work on her Facebook page or Instagram. 

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My journey in fashion world started…
… 3 years ago when I decided that I want to focus all my energy in the field of fashion design. At first, I didn’t really know what it would be like, I just knew I have a dream and I have to do something about it, but it turned out to be the best decision I’ve ever made.

My graduation collection is about…
Is called “Perception of the infinity”, which in fact is about the differences between the way people think and the way you see things that make you special and unique.

My first fashion sketch (ever) was… 
I remember when I was very young I didn’t know anything about fashion, or clothes in general, not even about sketches, but I knew I liked high heels and drawing. Therefore, all my sketches represented cute girls with nice dresses and heels that couldn’t even fit on the sheet.

Old school items that will always inspire me are…
A nice suit – old school but always in fashion and always represented in different shapes and stylings.

If my fashion mood board would be a city, it would be…
… definitely London. Unexpected weather, unexpected outfits.

Fashion would never be…
… boring. There are so many options and  so many ways you can wear a garment, you just have to be creative .

I would wear one of my designs…
I could wear one of my design at a special event or I could wear my design on the street, because I imagined them in a way that can match more than one situation.

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I would like my signature look to be…
Although I don’t quite like the expression “signature look”, because it involves some kind of compulsion, and I like to vary and constantly change the way I dress up, my style is still defined by some certain areas. Imagine a collection of  fishnets in all the colours combined with some badass sneakers and boyfriend jeans, and then drag them to a zone with rock glam outfits that can fit either with heels, either with boots – you’ll find me there, in between.

In my opinion, the outfit of tomorrow will consist of….
Even if we are in 2017, people are trapped in some kind of canons and ideas that society is feeding them up with, and what that actually is – a bunch of people running for the acceptance and validation of others. For me, “the outfit of tomorrow” will represent the self acceptance, not the way people see you, but who you truly are. The moment you show your real self to the world is the moment your clothes start to be the best thing that will define you, because they represent just one thing: yourself. So let’s hope for the day people will show their true colours and their best outfits.

The most extravagant thing I wish to design is…  
When I think about something extravagant, I think about something that arouses strong reactions. I don’t have a clear idea about “that thing” I want to create, because my ideas are always changing and switching and I’ll always want to experience new things, but I know one thing for sure – “extravagant” means “strong”, “extravagant” will create the greatest impact.

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Cătălina Culda & Alina Aliman

Photography: Raluca Ciornea (www.ralucaciornea.com)

Many thanks to UAD Gala! 

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