Marko Mrkaja, fashion editor for Harper’s Bazaar Serbia, told us something more about the importance of balancing masculine and ultra-feminine elements in order to be classic and trendy at the same time!
Nice to Meet You, I am: Marko Mrkaja, fashion editor for Harper’s Bazaar Serbia.
Trend: Balance between the masculine and the ultra feminine, one doesn’t have to exclude the other. Perfect reference is Martin Margiela‘s tenure at Hermès or Phoebe Philo at Céline.
#Inspo: When it comes to editorial work, the sky’s the limit and it depends on the topic of the magazine issue. But dressing in real life should be… Edited. My philosophy is quite simplistic: let one wardrobe or accessory piece be the star and combine the rest of the outfit towards it. I love prints but in dosage, so if I’m wearing a printed shirt, the rest of the outfit is monochromatic.
Styling Tip: Sounds like a cliché but classics are there for a reason. Bomber and biker jacket, camel coat, well-fitted jeans, white sneakers and black lace-up shoes are a must for everyone regardless of sex.
My Favorite Way to Wear It: Black vintage leather jacket worn with a plain white T-shirt, skinny jeans and black Chelsea boots.
Trendspotting: Giedre Dukauskaite, Lithuanian model who has the ultimate cool factor. Gaia Repossi, who has a refined understanding of fashion that translates to her jewelry.
“Let one wardrobe or accessory piece be the star and combine the rest of the outfit towards it.”
Epic Fail While Doing a Styling: I am not a big fan of layering and prefer not to encourage the idea. Pet peeve – t-shirt worn underneath a slip dress!
Your Favorite Fashion Book: “D. V.” the autobiography of the legendary editor Diana Vreeland. Vreeland was the ultimate dreamer who translated her visions to magazine pages and used the zeitgeist to define popular culture we know today.
Steal Style: Cate Blanchett can do no wrong. Stella McCartney is a perfect example of a woman who knows how to dress her body.
Your fashion Superpower: Visiting Elizabeth Taylor‘s wardrobe and jewelry closet.