2x Avant Garde hair artist Nadia Semanic, pays reverence to artist Pablo picasso and stylistically saluting Victor and Rolf in her 2018 Collection.Semanic maintains total respect for artistry whilst revealing a firm grasp of Haute Couture. In a similar vein to her fashion muse’s SS:16 collection, sculpture and abstraction are key themes, whilst superior craftsmanship is unequivocally apparent. In what might be deemed her boldest collection to date, there is no doubt that a vein of originality runs deep through this young stylist, a true inventor and pioneer for Avant Garde Hairdressing.
Nadia Semanic’s 2017 magnum opus Subterranea is a beguiling evolution to her hypnotic 2016 collection The Enchanting.
The theme underlying the combined body of work is the exploration of different facets of the physical environment. While The Enchanting explored above ground, ephemeral creatures formed from fungi and planting, this year Semanic turns her gaze to the substances of earth and rock that form the world beneath our feet to produce head pieces that encompasses the model just as in nature itself .
Mesmerising subterranean creatures, evolved from metallic substances, struggle to crawl out of the bounds of the earth: the hint of sparkle and strong metallic hue that carries throughout each hair piece is reminiscent of quartz and other crystal rock like elements.
The Enchanting 2016
Utterly mesmerising and breathtakingly beautiful, this collection represents a pioneer in Avant Garde Hairdressing pushing her work to a whole new level of existence. Shifting from a far darker emotional space witnessed in her 2015 collection Mortale Est, Nadia Semanic’s collection The Enchanting reveals an artistic gallery of individually hand-crafted headpieces, constructed entirely of hair.
In looking to manipulate her chosen fabric with some of the most labour intensive techniques witnessed in handcrafted fashion design, Semanic brings the techniques of embossing, embroidery and flocking into the world of Avant Garde hairdressing in a truly captivating composition.
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