TIMELESS

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Couture collection 

Text by Henning Høholt (Kulturkompasset)

The Norwegian couturier Tomas Bagackas presented his first fashion collection in Paris 21. November 2013 at the elegant mansion belonging to the Lithuanian Embassy.

Collection Couture TIMELESS

The aim of this collection was to see if different cultures might function in harmony as details from two different religions was represented in the final design of the outfits. In today’s world where increasing mass production of the clothes takes over peoples identity and joyful feeling fades away, where cultural and spiritual values are constantly changing and mixed together, designers puts an effort in working within sustainable and social responsive design. During creative process Bagackas relied on the globalization features: movement, development and universality. Garment for him is associated with a separate world, with its own specific constituent elements and structure.

Tomas Bagackas was inspired by rounded shapes from Islamic architecture that became a basic form for the silhouette, colors that are used in the robes of catholic church such as deep red, white and black. For the texture he has chosen a feeling of the sand from the hourglass that resulted in silk satin and organza fabrics that provides lightness and at the same time a strong sculptural ability surrounded by decent gloss touch.

This was the first catwalk show with impeccably red  for Tomas in Paris. Presented wardrobe was down to earth, with below-the-knee hemlines, and yet his always mindful of making a difference. He does this with a raffia detail here, a handmade embroidery there or a lace appliqué elsewhere. The designer knows just what it takes to spice up everyday life. This was a collection for the vacation suitcase, with sculpted draping and luxurious fabrics cut to the perfectly proportioned volumes.

 

 

 

 

 

CREDITS:
Hair style by Vincent Jégo,
Make-upAne Skjelten.
RunwayGytis Reiteris.
AccessoriesSalvador Mateu Andujar
Photos © – All Rights Reserved:
Arturas Rindeika,
Emmanuel Donny,
Romain Claris.
Models:
Gabriele Motiejunaite,
Simona Paciukonyte,
Karolis Vildziunas,
Vilija,
Katarina Kjartansdotter,
Anette Briksdal,
Vilde Stokke,
Birgitte T.Knudsen,
Karen E. Koller,
Vilde Moen,
Ragnhild Sofie R. Sætra,
Ina Celise Sortland,
Daniel Fure Schwarz,
Gytis Reiteris,
Lina,
Viktoria Valanciute,
Milda N.,
Rie Takagi,
Saos
Special thanks to: Henning Høholt,
Lithuanian embassy in Paris for their kind hospitality, Gateway College Paris,The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (NK), Vilma Vysniauskiene, Florimon Conesa, Guy Hugo, Audrius Matutis, Xiao Feng Wang, Donatas Budzius, Ramute, Oda Madsen, Marthe Pollen Johansen, Sara Johansen and Åse-Marie Kvarme, Girmante Vaitkute, UAB Efrata.
Photo books:

New brochure! – Tomas Bagackas.

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We are happy to announce arrival of the new Tomas Bagackas brochure!

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Please take a look at the presented photos in addition to descriptions. We are sorry for lack of the space in the paper version of the brochure. There fore we announce names of the Photographers and other participants here for your information. We would also like to thank EFRATA print house for the excellent service.

If You wish to receive printed brochure, please post your adress in the contact section! We will be happy to send You one!

DIALOGUES

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Costumes for Gytis Ivanauskas Theatre play “Dialogues”

The history seems simple, an ordinary meeting with a friend for cup of coffee may finish normally, tragically, violently, silly, hopelessly, sadly or even comically. Usually we do not think what if this meeting would have the different end, it would or could happen something that we do not expect. The story based on pure accidents, emotions, stylized body language and contemporary dance – it is Gytis Ivanauskas Theatre play “Dialogues”. The body language of dance will express not only love and hate, but a female place in society and search of perfection.

Long-standing stage partners of Gytis Ivanauskas, Brigita Urbietyte and Agne Ramanauskaite who played together in performances “Men in white skirts”, “8 square meters”, “Hallmark” – “grew up” and decided to introduce their own dance performance.

Duo dancing girls says that together – they are a great tandem, because they have been working for seven years in many projects. “Dialogues” was matured for a couple of years, the contemporary dance performance will show the  unexpected side of a woman’s.

“We do not want to talk idly, we are both women and most scenes from our lives we are going to show to the audience, we no longer sixteen” – smiles 32-year-old Argentinean tango virtuoso Brigita Urbietyte.

GI Theatre founder himself, Gytis Ivanauskas, says that he is happy because of his colleagues, but from time to time he is coming to the rehearsal hall as well. “Femininity is often overlooked on stage. Good, that Brigita and Agne pulled it to the surface” – G. Ivanauskas says.

Intensively rehearsing dancers says that the premiere will be full of unexpected and still not seen dance steps, this way female duo decided to surprise fans of contemporary dance. Actress looking for answers – why women are so often unable to be herself and act like she really want, “We are looking for causes and discovering the answers” – intrigued A. Ramanauskaite.

Costume designer Tomas Bagackas

THE BIRDS

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cOSTUME DESIGN FOR THE Chamber dance performaNCE

THE BIRDS

The synthesis of emotions of plastic, live music and costumes

Chamber dance performance “The Birds”, which is based on Contemporary Ballet motiv  is a new project of Gytis Ivanauskas Theatre. Modern costumes created by Tomas Bagackas visually corresponding with stereotypic look of birds: friableness of feathers, multicolour scale of tones, freedom feeling. Performance author, choreographer Gytis Ivanauskas invoked by Contemporary Ballet creating different, based on interpretations, delicate dance compositions.

Music performed by New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (NICO) and directed by composer Gediminas Gelgotas presenting modern classical compositions, which are even more highlighting the main idea of performance – to identify superficial resemblance of birds with inner condition of people. This project is unique by its live sound on the stage, deep feeling of easthetics, precision classical dance and instrumental music.

Director Gytis Ivanauskas, Acted by Gytis Ivanauskas, Naglis Bierancas/Marius Miliauskas, Irina Nazarenko, Simona Paciukonyte, Composer Gediminas Gelgotas Costume designer Tomas Bagackas



POLARI

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Fashion collectionProject GAY CODE – autumn/winter collection for men. POLARI is the result of my MA project at the National Academy of Arts – KHIO – in Oslo.

“Polari” is a secret gay language, gay slang, which was used in England around 1960´s and later. The entire Collection is made from silk, wool and cotton fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo John Andresen and Tomas Bagackas. Models Jonas Amundsen and Johan Stene.

Profile design Xiaofeng Wang.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lipstick

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In a coorporation with Oslo Quer festival, Tomas Bagackas presented a fashion collection in Oslo, Norway.

 

Fashion with a queer twist.
On the occasion of Women’s Day and Ladyfest Oslo Queer Festival invited to a different fashion show at The Villa on Friday 7 March.

“Queer fashion for me includes everything from queer theory to anything that is not normal”, says fashion designer Tomas Bagackas showing his collection “Lipstick”.

“The collection is all about living in the moment”, says Tomas Bagackas to Metal Supply.
“This collection is a revolt against the shocking consumption we have, and I will show the importance of reusing and recycling.I focus on the history and unique qualities”.

Bagackas feel that he fits well into the framework of the festival.
– “I am a different designer because I did not think of clothing as decoration, or that they will be selling. I relate well to the festival’s manifesto” says Bagackas.

SIX FEET UNDER

Fashion collection SIX FEET UNDER brought a great experience to us. After inspiration tour to China this collection became reality! My aim was to bring a glance of a clean and adorable ocean water, at the same time reminding that is our responsibility to take care that it would last this way.

Please find some of the pictures from this collection.

Thanks to creative group!

Models Olga, Domantas.

Photography Deividas Leilionas.

Assistance Sigitas Bernotas