Posts Tagged ‘Hajnalka Mandula’

Space Rags

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Summer Glau in the (tragically) cancelled Firefly sci fi series by Joss Whedon. From gawker

Have you ever noticed that the further out you go in space and time—outer space and/or the far distant future—the more everyone is dressed like nomads, desert warriors, agrarian herders or medieval warriors… or Romans?

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Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Vancouver clothing designer Hajnalka Mandula has some dedicated devotees in our studio. Hajnalka (pronounced High NAL ka) produces a hybrid look that’s part urban nomad, part steampunk, part Hungarian schoolboy, part post-apocalyptic Girl Guide, all this and yet the effect is sexy and pulled together. Mandula, who is originally from Hungary, was one of the first designers in North America to use organic natural fabrics, and it’s interesting that she combines new sustainable fabrics with older recycled materials – two different approaches to sustainable design. 

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