Fascinate Me...

Fascinate Me...

Exhibition of hats and fascinators by Blackbirdfield atelier

28 December 2021 - 28 January 2022

Fascinate Me...
Exhibition of hats and fascinators by Blackbirdfield atelier

Opening ceremony: Tuesday, 28th December, at 06:00 p.m.
Biljana Jotić, Museum of Applied Art’s Acting Director, will speak at the opening ceremony.

Exhibition authors: Dragan and Milosava Smiljanić

Organised by: Museum of Applied Art

 

The Museum of Applied Art is organising the authored exhibition of handmade fascinators and hats by Blackbirdfield atelier within its permanent collection at the Inkiostri gallery which is located on the Museum’s second floor.

The Blackbirdfield fashion brand was created in Belgrade by Milosava and Dragan Smiljanić. The Blackbirdfield brand collections consist of handmade hats, toques, cocktail hats, occasional fascinators, as well as decorative head ornaments.

The exhibition Fascinate Me… consists of 12 unique hats, fascinators and headpieces. The fascinator stands for a light head covering, similar to a scarf, usually made of lace, wool or feathers. As a fashion detail, it can replace a hat worn on certain festive and traditional occasions. Nowadays, the fascinator is a fashion detail that has found its place in women’s clothing around the world.

One of the goals of the Blackbirdfield fashion brand is to create a unique, sophisticated and clearly recognisable fashion detail for the head. The manufacture of such a detail is grounded on both traditional and contemporary techniques, combined with the use of various materials ranging from conventional hat materials to modern and recyclable ones. The constant union of the old and the new in the field of design, particularly handmade design, is used to create classic, modern, but also sculptural shapes and proportions with Blackbirdfield striking aesthetics.

The Blackbirdfield fashion atelier has collaborated with many top fashion designers, participating with its items on the catwalks of Serbian Fashion Week, Belgrade Fashion Week as well as Serbia Fashion Selection. Some of the exhibited fascinators are part of that collaboration. In addition to being part of the fashion happenings in the country and the region, Blackbirdfield has also been part of Paris Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Poland Fashion Week, Berlin Alternative Fashion Week, Shanghai Fashion Week and China Harbin Fashion Week. The clothing items displayed at the exhibition Fascinate Me… bear the signature of the renowned Serbian designer Mr. Zvonko Marković.

Selection of works