1990 - 2009
Academy of Fine Arts and Design - Slovakia
AOF, San Francisco, USA
"Resilience" as a "Violent Desire" 2013 - "You kill the thing you love." (Francis Bacon quoting Oscar Wilde, Francis Bacon's Arena).
Resilience as an animal force, sexual energy, violent desire are themes,which Maros Baran has always found fascinating and full of inspiration. So he decided to work with them on this collection. Swan as a virginal animal. Sacred, once "raped" by an eagle turned itself into a black daemon, disguised Zeus making love to Leda. Cursed love leading to transcendental source,human beings born from eggs.
foto: Jakub Gulyas
ARTS OF FASHION COMPETITION 2013 - OCTOBER 24
The 12th annual Fashion Rendez-Vous, developed around an intensive one-day schedule, took place in the downtown of San Francisco, at the beautiful Bently Reserve, on October 24, 2013. Starting with Lectures during the morning with Jonathan Cheung - Head of Design at Levi Strauss & Co, Beatrice Pang - Co Founder and Chief Operating Officer at ModeWalk.com, Mary Kawenski - Professor of Apparel Design at Rhode Island School of Design and Fred Dennis - Senior Curator of Costume at the Museum of FIT, the event culminated with a fantastic Fashion Show presenting 50 emerging talents from around the world with tremendous potential.
A professional jury including Jacques Pantazes - Chief Merchandising Officer at ModeWalk.com, Matthias de Vogel - Womenswear Designer at Levi Strauss & Co and Matt Dick - Creative Director at Small Trade Company awarded 7 students for their exceptional creative work and vision around the theme of the year 2013: Resilience.
Press coverage by the San Francisco Chronicle - Nov. 22, 2013 - LINK
Thanks to the guests and jurors! Congratulation to all selected student designers - Credit photo for the awarded students below - N. Ardelean
RESULTS - SELECTED STUDENTS FOR THE AOF COMPETITION 2013
The Arts of Fashion Foundation is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3), public, non-profit organization, linking both academics and professionals alike and is dedicated in fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of a variety of educational programs meant to facilitate critical thinking and advance the field of fashion among artists, designers, scholars and students.The primary focus of the foundation is the continuous support of creativity and design process in fashion and the arts linked to it.