This season, ModaLisboa invited guest designer David Tomaszewski from Berlin to feature his latest SS12 collection entitled ‘Vanitas Flowers’.
By Lucy Mclean
His use of vibrant splashes of colour and shining sheets of silks and chiffon brought a floral and feminine vibe to the runway which saw a variety of high waistlines, demure necklines, babydoll dresses and slim-fitting floor length gowns. Meanwhile, extra details such as beading, ruffles, subtle print patterning and soft fur finishes added further intrigue and sophistication to the collection.
A special feature of this collection is the collaboration with footwear design house, Peter Kaiser, for which Tomaszewski has created a special collection of shoes for the second time, as well as collaborating with milliner and accessory designer, Zussa.
Tomaszewski found his inspirations in 17th Century paintings, exploring their portrayed feelings of morality, loneliness, deception, anonymity, death and unknown beginnings.
Following the ideology that death is a positive part of life, each of these translucent and dream-like designs tells a story of the happiness of morality and suggests that life is structured into episodes in which every ending also marks a new beginning…