Lamija Suljevic’s Old-World Vamps

Silent-era glam, cure Balkan patterns and futuristic, sovaldi fortified silhouettes: this is the work of Lamija Suljevic, buy a 22-year-old designer based in Stockholm. In her new collection, shot by Emma Johnsson Dysell and unveiled last week, the Bosnian-born designer reflects on childhood memories of the home her family had to flee when she was five years old. “When I think of my hometown, I think of old techniques and handmade garments,” the designer told styleskilling blog. “Having that with me during my design process has become one of my strengths. If I’m working on my collections, I work wholeheartedly. Nothing else is good enough. If my grandmother were alive she would be proud, and things like that are very important to me.” Some of the old techniques incorporated into these garments include braiding, embroidery, pleating and crochet. Prior to this collection, Suljevicreleased some vintage-romantic looks on Lookbook under the label name Lamilla.

Designer –  Lamija Suljevic’. Stylist – Tekla Knaust @ new blood agency. Hair & make up – Nina Belkhir @ link details. Model – Olivia @ stockholmsgruppen. Photo – Emma Jonsson Dysell @ new blood agency

5 Responses to “Lamija Suljevic’s Old-World Vamps”

  1. Mer Says:

    Oh my goodness. What a stunning series! LOVE the styling as well.

  2. Samantha Says:

    I just opened your email about this a few minutes ago! So awesome!

  3. Nadya Says:

    Mer, I knew you’d like this one!

    Sam, how funny! I was like, “I guess Haute Macabre didn’t think this was right for their blog.. hey, I’ll blog it!” But you were just behind in your email. I know how that can be!

  4. Zoetica Says:

    I love, LOVE her work, especially the exaggerated silhouettes. I’m also attracted to those headdresses, but wonder how one would look outside of a fashion photo. Hm!

  5. Angeliska Says:

    I would wear all of this, every day. I’m definitely an advocate of bringing back the turban, dowry coin neckpieces, and all forms of headdress. Her work is divine! I swoon.