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We're all well aware that there are two sides to every story. That's why when we took a gander at Camelia Skikos’ spring/summer lookbook, the duality comes off loud and clear. Blending polar opposite design techniques, the Romania-born style whiz maneuvered contrasting elements with an outcome that falls nothing short of explosive.
Just take a peek at the photos and you'll agree: Blue tones are mixed with red, metallic fabrics with matte, soft textures with rough — juxtapositions that produced striking results. The designs are a collaboration with the talented cinematographer Milos Vlaski, whose kaleidoscopic photos are quite possibly the raison d'être of the collection. Click through after the jump to view photographer Claudia Goetzelmann's mirror-like images — just don't be too shocked when you love each look twice as much as the last!
Photo: Courtesy of Camelia Skikos/Claudia Goetzelmann
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