The 8 SEAS collection for the autumn/ winter season 2018-2019 has a uniform starting point with influences from the interwar period, adapted to current trends with rethought patterns and slight modification of the cut. Also, the print helps to clarify the idea of new and innovative within the trends, as well as to outline the main keyword “marine”. Choosing the marina as a source of inspiration because it considers it the most difficult, the dangers coming from two directions. In the event of an enemy war, there are those at the surface of the water, but also those in the deep, which is why it is doing research that shows that “gynosomates”, small-sized marine beetles are unhealthy and even fatal, thus completing the main idea.

It leaves the danger of wearing a uniform of any kind, but stops at the SS Hugo Boss 1934 collection, because it would have been the best known because it created the greatest threat. I consistently joined the print with the gymnosomates.

Photo credits

Photographer: Diana Stanciu
Eva Tanase @ Attitude Models
Valeriu Iarca & Gean Can @ Unique Models Agency
Razvan Săvan


UNArte Bucharest
Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design — Fashion Department

As a unique higher education establishment in the field of visual arts in Bucharest, with a good national reputation, the University ensures the appropriate training for future practitioners and theoreticians. The essential premise of the education provided is its responsiveness to the demands of contemporary Romanian society, as well as the synchronicity with the significant artistic trends and tendencies in contemporary universal art.

This receptivity to continuous renewal takes into account the tradition of the local artistic education characterized from the beginning by an openness to European values. In order to attain these goals, the University has an elite teaching body, well connected, both nationally and internationally, to the present cultural life, as well as technological assets.

The Fashion Department within the “Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Arts, initially founded in close connection with the clothing industry (in 1971), has transformed in present times into a department. It is responsive to the contemporary cultural phenomenon, including both artistic, scientific and technological directions, being open to all means of expression in the field of fashion, of costume creation and unconventional experiments related to garments. This interdisciplinary direction reached remarkable performances.