Blanka Matragi Elements 2017
Elements is the most recent collection of couture designs for Fall 2017 by artist, Blanka Matragi. Blanka used her concern for the environment and attention to the world around us, as inspiration for this 5 part ensemble. She spoke to the combination of the four elements of nature and how she allowed them to vitalize her creative juices and infuse their energy into this collection. She was inspired by the sometimes soothing yet alternating ferocity of water, the intricate stability of earth, the dreamy skies of sunsets and the way that the air and atmosphere beckon us to journey out into the unknown. Add to these the radiance of heat and passion of fire and her closeness to working with it in her glass workshops and then Love reveres and preserves them all and is the inspiration for the delicate bridal styles that complete this fabulous couture collection.
This entire collection took 10 months to complete with at times 12 people involved in the finishing of these intricate designs; embroiderers, and tailors as well as photographers and digital producers. The collection is divided into five parts, Water, Air, Earth and Fire, each dedicated to one of the basic elements. The fifth group, Love, includes wedding fashions.