When I first came across Ana Ljubinkovic’s work, my heart stopped, my eyes blinked in slow time, and my muscles quivered with excitement.
Okay a bit of an exaggeration, but like how a vivid dream catapults you into another world, where you are not sure you will ever come back, this Serbian designer’s body of work yanks at my yearning heart strings. From the candy land stripes, to the bejeweled shrugs, antlered rosette heels, feminine scalloped edges and peek a boo color pops. Take me to the land of baroque twirling teacups, aquatic carnival-esque faery ring masters. The high wasted shorts and jeweled shoulder capes have me wanting- get at me Ana (let a lady dream). I commend this designer personally for straying from commercial trends, respecting animals in her collections (by not using fur), and balancing between other worldly realms and exquisite taste. Cup of tea on the underwater trapeze anyone?