Personal Style

Friends with Talent Series- Designer, Marijo Konstantinović

This week, I want to focus on another of Marijo’s creations; his Folklore-esque black velvet adorned with gold embroidery jacket.

What makes this jacket rich with history is the fact that the heavy gold embroidery was sourced by Marijo from an old curtain which was no longer in use- so the jacket is not only stylish but also gives a nod to the Recycling/Green Brigade.

Now back to those eyes:

He also told me that his inspiration to make this jacket derived from the ensembles worn in Balkan postcards dated from the 1900s to 1920s (of which he is an avid collector of).

1920 Balkan Postcard

1920 Balkan Postcard

To set off his custom-made jacket, Marijo decided to wear what he calls his ‘MC Hammer’ trousers, Nike trainers and a dishy looking Black tassel, Ottoman hat.

I call this look, ‘Balkan Prince meets Rent Boy in Brooklyn Circa 1990’.