Cultural harmony through the art of fashion

Though leaning towards to the highlights and origins of oriental inspiration, this fashion shoot by creative director Karolina Karolinka and photographer Henryk Lobaczewski is not only representative of one culture or body of tradition meeting another. Rather it represents the harmonious way in which these two traditions can not only meet in coordination, but actually compliment and bounce off of one another.

ollie henderson by henryk lobaczewski

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Fine China by Henryk & Karolina Karolinka
Fine China by Henryk & Karolina Karolinka
Fine China by Henryk & Karolina Karolinka
Fine China by Henryk & Karolina Karolinka
Fine China by Henryk & Karolina Karolinka
Fine China by Henryk & Karolina Karolinka
Fine China by Henryk & Karolina Karolinka
Fine China by Henryk & Karolina Karolinka

Classically western apparel meets an essence and indulgence of eastern flare – from clean cut and neatly defined hair (artfully sculpted by Lauren McCowan) to makeup with a cats eye accentuation (beautifully done by Amelia Axton). Even the oriental print on certain clothing items reflects somewhat of an eastern influence.

Karolinka chooses to display this stark contrast of independent ideologies rather fiercely in an attempt to show how well the two can co-exist in both a real and fashionable impression. They are creating a fun and vibrant picture of East meets West, rather than a watered down representation of coexistence of two separate national identities. This playful and animated perspective of different inspirations and the representation of different traditions is the perfect way in which to lightly introduce the magic and possibility of harmonious fashion creations.

Further gaze into the world of stylist Karolina Karolinka (www.karolinakarolinka.com) and photographer Henryk Lobaczewski (www.henrykphoto.com) by clicking on the gallery.

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Born into the humble town of Franschhoek, South Africa it was little wonder that Chevaun Roux would find her flavour in life through good food, good wine and stylish apparel. After completing a Bacherlors Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics the world of freelance writing became the first choice in occupation, with no regrets and having never looked back. With a zest for anything with colour, vibrance and essence she found herself diving further into the world of fashion and design; from thifting vintage wedding dresses to pouring through new and modern jewelry pieces. This self anointed bohemian indentity believes in all the partisan revolutionary ideals of love, beauty and freedom, and when she isn’t writing or editing you can find her at the kitchens helm creating her latest milkshake masterpiece.