The yummy thing about eccentricity is that it's odd for the sake of oddness, but not in a maladaptive way. Far from it. In fact, done with charm, being quirky adds some color to life that otherwise threatens to be drowned in a maestrom of massthink and mass-approved taste.
Which Latvian fashion designer Marite Mastina-Peterkopa and Rolands Peterkops would never be accused of. They established MAREUNROL'S in 2005 and are known for their sculptural pieces with a flamboyant theatrical streak. They've been commissioned by the Latvian theater and opera and have had their work featured internationally in museum exhibitions, festivals and future-looking installations.
By infusing their pieces with "a feeling of surrealism" and stand (literally) on their own, they also hint at a story behind the story of life - that nagging sense most of us live with that what we see around us in our environment extends beyond what we can actually see. (image)
- Lesley Scott
NOTE: The handcrafted feel of this label and mystical feel are signatures of the Folkspun fashion tribe, which honors the past to help pave a way forward - via fashion. For more of my posts & podcasts about the Folkspun tribe, CLICK HERE. To learn more about each of fashion's four mega-tribes that I track, START HERE.