Mermaids it's fashion line of Erwin Michalec that includes several months art experiment as recording the document to images seen on the outfits. The experiment is a continuation of the idea with on-line live streaming from the art studio or from public places that give the audience the opportunity to watch the artist at his work. The experiment involves full transparency with sharing ideas, inspirations and techniques used during the creation of the collections. The hand painted prototypes later are transformed into wearable fashion line.
The starting point its a mixture of African symbols esecially from the Gambia as well as ancient influences of European the oldest pottery culture, which existed in Romania. Important is influence of The Warsaw Mermaid the emblem of capital city of Poland and other art inspirations of Erwin Michalec from the past. Its an attempt to connect together a few different cultures, separated by hundreds of years of history and thousands of kilometers in order to create modern city style outfits.
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