If I had to say, fast, one of the few names that stay cool & relevant in Romanian fashion industry over the years, I would say, without blinking, Venera Arapu. That Romanian designer that was always ahead trends. Actually, I think if a trend didn’t exist, she kind of… inventing it. Venera Arapu is one of the designers who says that a fashion product means “100% inspiration and 100% work”. And, just before spring days, I dared her, quickly, to answer to a short Q&A about Spring/Summer 2019 collection, fashion history and trends.
The moodboard for SS2019 includes…
… an overall look on nowadays fashion.
How much is the inspiration, what percentage is the work in a new collection process?
I would say… 100% work and 100% inspiration.
The best / the worst thing that happened in fashion in the last 5 years…
The best is, for sure, the super creative direction in fashion, appeared as a reaction, a manifest against fast fashion trend. The worst? The continuous battle between designers and mass-market brands.
If possible, you would delete from the history of fashion…
… nothing, not a single period. Each of them had a major contribution for fashion evolution.
Venera Arapu signature piece will always be…
… the dress.
You wished you have invented…
… the jeans.
#10yearschallenge – on what look of 2019 trends you bet to be in vogue 10 years from now on?