11/16/09

MINI DRESSES EXPLODING W/PRINTS FROM AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER TINA KALIVAS!


No studs, No Sequins or a flower print in sight, but still this collection by Tina Kalivas makes my heart skip a beat. I've never seen myself as a girl who would even try to wear a tribal inspired look, but it's nice to be proven wrong.




The Australian designer delivers an inspired collection and demonstrates her talents by being able to marry such patterns. It's no surprise really since she spent 8yrs being a seamstress and pattern cutter for Alexander McQueen.

It's still awe inspiring that she can take the vibrancy in the colors and make it seem as if there is some sort of movement in the clothes. Your eyes can't help but move up and down trying to see everything at once.





The genius in these mini dresses is that Kalivas makes sure the prints don't swallow up the body by keeping to a contoured silhouette.


I encourage you to check out her website, her other collections are just as inspired, and completely different from one another.


Its storm city in Seattle, but this is inspiring me. What's inspiring you this monday?



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source: refinery29 & tina kalivas website




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10 comments

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

These dresses are so beautiful! I really like the mix of colors and patterns. The way the dresses are constructed is nice too!

Grace Like Kelly said...

I love the patterns, these are so beautiful!

MizzJ said...

Wow these dresses are fantastic! Such great eye candy. I'm not sure if I could pull one of these off, but I would certainly love to try.

WendyB said...

I like the two in the second row!

Dream Sequins said...

Wow these are funky, alix. I dig I dig!

Friend in Fashion said...

oohh - love the second set dresses - gorgeous!


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Le 21ème said...

Beautiful patterns!

- http://21Arrondissement.com

Niki B. said...

I have just absolutely fallen in love with this line, and it took me until the 2nd row of pictures. Must have one of these dresses! You can totally fall them up for right now, and tribal is always perfect for spring and summer. Love it! Awesome post :)

xo Niki
http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

Nubiasnonsense said...

Woah alix these are great I love the fourth one! I am def checking her other collections out, looks so inspiring.

silvi said...

cool etno! I love it!:)

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