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Feeric Fashion Week and its Spectacular Runways in Transylvania

On July 17th, 2017  Sibiu became, for the 10th time, one of the most important fashion capitals of the world. Feeric Fashion Week transformed Sibiu, a small town in Transylvania, Romania in a grand stage where the newest collections of over 30 guest designers were unveiled to the public in the most creative locations ever. Once again the lake of Sibiu Zoo together with the stone quarry of Turnu Rosu, Rasinari Forest and not only, were transformed in fairytale-like runways.

Feeric Fashion Week began on July 17th at the location of Jidvei, the festival’s main partner: Tăuni Winery is the place where Irina Duţu Zgâia presented a collection inspired by children stories and she was influenced by Lewis Carroll’s book „Alice in Wonderland”. The opening event was followed by a collection signed by Vali Cioban that took us a step back in time, to be precise in the 20’s – at Jidvei Castle.

Irina Dutu Zgaia – Photo: Ancira Adeon, Feeric Fashion Week
Irina Dutu Zgaia – Photo: Feeric Fashion Week

On the July 18th, Feeric Fashion Week moved back to Sibiu to make way for the creations of the students from UAD Cluj-Napoca (University of Arts and Design from Cluj-Napoca) . On the same day, Mariana Morar showcased her last collection on the lake of Sibiu Zoo. Evening brought the inauguration of the photo exhibition at Versailles by Buonavista from. Afterwards, the Yolo party was hosted, a concept created by Landiana Cerciu, vice-president of Feeric Fashion Week.

Evelyn Lorincz – Photo_ Ancira Adeon, Feeric Fashion Week
Catalina Culda – Photo_ Ancira Adeon, Feeric Fashion Week
Sorana Oltean – Photo_ Ancira Adeon, Feeric Fashion Week

The Turnu Rosu stone quarry became a runway for The Secret Code Of Fashion and its upcoming designers from different countries; Jagoda Bartczak, Andrada Bodea, Boryana Petrova, Amy Louise Penny, Ruben Bissoli for 8IGB Community Clothing, Tsvetalina Atanasova for Roses of the Queen’s Dog and Kinga Sulej for Mimikra Jewerly.

New Talents X Feeric – Stone Quarry Runway
Andrada Bodea Designer – Photo: Ancira Adeon
Amy Louise Penny Designer – Photo: Ancira Adeon
Boryana Petrova Designer – Photo: Ancira Adeon
Laura Marzol Model for Roses of the Queen’s Dog – Photo: Ancira Adeon
Dayana Reeves Model for Jagoda Bartczak Designer – Photo: Ancira Adeon
Lixandru Razvan Alin Model for 8IGB Community from Paris- Photo: Ancira Adeon
Backstage Jagoda Bartczak – Photo: Fang Bo Hung
Dayana Reeves Model in Jagoda Bartczak – Jewelry by Mimikra, Photo: De Bona Virgil

Soon after, the Hobbit Castle built on clay and sand was the scene for Modement’s fashion show. Modement showcased their newest collection “Soulmate” during the Feeric Fashion week in Sibiu Romania in a magical location. Inspired by the bible phrase regarding the creation of Eve from Adams bone and flesh, the designer brings together different colors and silhouettes creating a collection that portrays the process of finding each other.

Modement – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Modement – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Modement – Feeric Fashion Week

 Wednesday showcased in a special location, the small square of Sibiu, also the famous greek designer Marios Karavasilis.

Marios Karavasilis Designer – Photo: Cornel Petrus
Marios Karavasilis Designer – Photo: Cornel Petrus

It was the first day to launch a series of “by night” fashion show starting at Redal Expo. Natalia Manza showcased her last collection of dresses made by precious fabrics such as Chantilly lace, natural silk and Swarovski crystals. Coming next Djamba Lydie and Lui by Luiza, the latter collection being inspired by Federico Fellini’s work.

LUI BY LUIZA – Photo: Ancira Adeon, Feeric Fashion Week
Natalia Manza – Photo: Ancira Adeon, Feeric Fashion Week

 Bianca Popp made her comeback at Feeric Fashion Week this year to show-off her Fall Winter 2017 collection on Thursday, at the Boromir Factory – an event created with the support of the Ground Force Academy. An impressive amount of military objects transformed the train tracks inside the factory in a warrior-like setting – perfectly contrasting the Bianca Popp’s collection.

Bianca Popp FW17 – Feeric Fashion Week
Bianca Popp FW17 – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week

Later, the same Boromir factory was hosting the show of one of the historic foreign designers present at Feeric Fashion Week, Charles & Ron. This year the designers are celebrating the fact that it’s been 25 years since they met. Their love for the Mediterranean and Malta (the country where the fashion house is based) is visible in every collection and this season is no exception. The color palette for this collection was inspired by a Mediterranean winter sunset. Deep Sea Blue, Madonna Blue, Sunset Pink, Lilac Sky and Silver are the colors used that reflect this natural spectacle. They are highlighted with black, which is a staple in the C&R collections. Tying in with the silver anniversary theme, Charles & Ron also drew inspiration from the Maltese traditional craft of Filigree. Silver Filigree shapes are printed on the in house designed fabrics and their trade mark striped fabrics are updated with the intricate Filigree designs of dolphins and the 8 pointed cross.

Charles & Ron – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Charles & Ron – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Charles & Ron with ioana Grama – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week

The Main Square of Sibiu, at the entrance of Brukenthal Palace, became itself a fashion runway for Alina Moza designer, who presented a collection inspired by shapes – spiral, triangle, circle, rhombus – and completed with hats as accessories.

Alina Moza – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week

The second night at Redal Expo opened with a show by Pimpi Smith, an Argentinean designer, who presented “#PeaceForever” – a collection of bags with accents that underline the concepts of peace and love. Le Pampillon, Retno Tan, Visori and Marios Karavasilis followed throughout the second evening in the Feeric Venue.

Pimpi Smith Bags – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Le Pampillon – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
VISORI – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
VISORI – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
VISORI – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week

On Friday, Cylia Dora’s collection was presented at „Brukenthal” Palace of Avrig.

Cylia Dorra – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Cylia Dorra – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Cylia Dorra – Feeric Fashion Week

The Village Musem was also the setting for a collection by Lavinia Ilieș and Sebastian Roncea – a fashion show inspired by traditional Romanian weddings that aims to bring together femininity and masculinity through the use of linen and light colors.

Lavinia Ilies si Sebastian Roncea – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Lavinia Ilies si Sebastian Roncea – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week

In the evening, Feeric Fashion Week returned to its historic center to see the Stairway Passage (Pasajul Scarilor) in the catwalk for Paulita Erazuriz’s collection – it brought us back to the rock 60’s and the lifestyle of London, Berlin or Paris.

Paulita Errazuriz Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Paulita Errazuriz Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week

At Redal Expo, the public was able to enjoy collections from IED Milano – Minimal To fashion show, Michelangelo Winklaar, Bianca Popp, LENOR by Traskin and more.

Minimal To Runway at Feeric Fashion Week
Minimal To Runway at Feeric Fashion Week
Bianca Popp SS18 Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Bardash Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Michelangelo Winklaar Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
LENOR by Traskin Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week

Feeric Fashion Week ended on Saturday with more ingenious events. The first event of the day was under the signature of Adriana Goilav at CFR Călători train depot.

Adriana Goilav Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week

The day continued at Sarah Jessy Jones’s show inside a forest where the guests arrived with Sibiu – Rășinari tram.

Sarah Jessy Jones Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
LANDIANA for Sarah Jessy Jones Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Sarah Jessy Jones Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week

The IED press conference was held at the Council of Sibiu and in the evening the awaited gala was in Redal Expo location where were shown-off boho collections as well as classic ones. The evening was opened by Aida Lorena to continue with the awards ceremony of the FFW – IED Milan contest “Italian DNA”. The winner of the competition was Andrada Bodea, who won a full scholarship at IED Milan fashion University in 2018. Following, were the collections of Andreea Ciungan, Ioana Călin, Diana Caramaci and Luna Morgaciova.

Definitely, Feeric Fashion Week is one of the most creative fashion events in the world thanks to its spectacular shows in unusual locations. #FeelFeeric

Aida Lorena Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Andreea Ciungan Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Ioana Calin Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Ivan Sighinolfi Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Diana Caramaci Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Luna Morgaciova Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Luna Morgaciova Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Bianca Popp SS18 Runway at Feeric Fashion Week
Paulita Errazuriz Runway at Feeric Fashion Week
Cylia Dorra Runway at Feeric Fashion Week
Cylia Dorra Runway at Feeric Fashion Week
Luna Morgaciova Runway – Photo: Cornel Petrus, Feeric Fashion Week
Cylia Dorra Runway at Feeric Fashion Week
Derek Warburton, Celebrity Stylist with Mitichi, the president of Feeric Fashion Week and Cosmina Pasarin, TV Celebrity
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