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MEMORIES

SS/18

What is the closest to us and remains with us forever? Memories.
With the spring/summer 2018 collection, Zoltán Tóth focused on exploring the memory. He took the clothing as a time-lapse vault, in which our innermost feelings are being stored generation after generation.

He identified the craft as the primordial, the most deeply stored piece of memory. He decided to research how it runs through our history and how it affects our present. He took the Slovak indigo blue-print as a metaphor to genome in our DNA. "I sought out one of the last remaining Slovak manufactures, run by Peter Trnka in Ivanka pri Dunaji", Zoltán explains. “They, as the only ones, still use the original dies from the 19th and 20th centuries”. Zoltán asked them to print the original middle-Slovak patterns, but not on the traditional cotton canvas, but rather on light and aerial chiffon with lurex string and silk satin.

Zoltán created the basic blue-print pieces, on which he started piling up trendy silhouettes
of the 20th and 21st century. He looked for unexpected intersections, delimitations and harmony. Step by step the fifteen of models reveal our genetic trace of clothing. Linear, architecturally designed cuts get to shine in the finest details. There are concrete historical remarks tied into the collections – shoulder pads from the Style Salon (1970s), handmade geometrical buttons (1960s) or French woolen knitwear (1980s). Vintage elements, as a common experience giving us the atmosphere of safety and reliance, without which we can never advance into the future.