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WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR

By Mira Postolache

WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine

Step into the realm of avant-garde fashion where creativity reigns supreme, and innovation knows no bounds. In this captivating landscape, we find the enigmatic world of LUNAR, where design transcends mere aesthetics to become a profound reflection of artistic vision and daring exploration. Imbued with a meticulous attention to detail, LUNAR’s creations are a masterful fusion of bold figures delineated by precise lines, ethereal structural transparencies that seem to defy time itself, and a mesmerizing color palette that mirrors the mysterious allure of the cosmos.

The essence of LUNAR is not merely about fashion; it is a testament to individuality, a celebration of the unconventional, and a bold statement against the constraints of conformity. Each piece in the collection carries with it a sense of unassuming strength and quiet confidence, inviting the beholder to partake in a journey of self-discovery and introspection. As we peel back the layers of LUNAR’s design narrative, we are confronted with a world that challenges preconceived notions and encourages us to embrace the beauty of uniqueness in all its forms.

Join us on a transcendent voyage through the boundless creativity of LUNAR, where every stitch, every line, and every hue tells a story of bold defiance and fearless innovation. In this realm where art meets fashion, prepare to be captivated, inspired, and ultimately transformed by the powerful allure of LUNAR’s visionary designs. We had an exclusive interview with Vlad Vraciu, founder + designer of LUNAR x Vanity Teen:

How did your passion for fashion design start and when did you decide that Romania is the place to be for LUNAR Laboratories?

Hello! My name is Vlad Vraciu, I am 32 years old and I am the creative person behind the LUNAR Laboratories brand. I can say that I loved “fashion” from an early age because my parents owned a clothing store and I constantly lived in a world full of clothes. Having at the same time a “job” related to Romania, namely military aeronautical engineering, I can say that I could not have started this brand in another country, but I see many advantages in starting a brand in a country like Romania, especially in financial terms.

How did your education play a role in launching a fashion label ?

My first studies in aerospace electronic engineering and later work in the field of military aviation turned me into a very orderly, serious and focused person. Further studies in the field of arts, such as ceramics, glassmaking, decorative arts, leather goods, jewelry or fashion design, helped me to lay the foundations of a correct and coherent way of thinking to succeed in creating clothing collections at a good level.

How important is your cultural background for the brand and how you decided your approach to deconstruction garments?

I do not consider my cultural background very important in consolidating my creative vision, more important I consider my background in aerospace engineering, hence the passion for the technical study of clothing pieces, their construction and deconstruction, but also the passion for angles, straight lines, geometric shapes, layers in the air. However, I could mention that I am passionate about the current architecture of Brutalism or Socialism Modernism as it is called, which is very common in the eastern part of Europe and whose creative vision corresponds to my passions described above.

Tell us a little bit about your references for your last collection?

Each collection of the LUNAR Laboratories brand represents an attempt to reach the Moon. Thus, for the 3rd collection named ”Past Resiliance” I chose a trip in time, in the past, in the place that represented the beginning of the futuristic vision, at the Buzludzha monument. I also thought of this experience as an attempt to make peace with the past and the pioneers in this field, from the desire to advance to the future.

Through this collection, “Past Resilience” invites the world to embark on a transcendent voyage—a journey that transcends the boundaries of time and space. It is a reminder that by embracing the dreams, aspirations, and unyielding spirit of those who came before, we gain a deeper understanding of our own trajectory towards the future.

How do you want people to feel when they wear your garments?

I want the people who wear my creations to feel themselves, in a position of power, with clothes that match their personality. 

Who have been your biggest mentors in this industry and what is the best advice they have ever given you?

My best mentors in this field are my teachers, Otilia Flonta, Lena Criveanu, Doina Levintza, and the best advice came from Otilia: “Rather than educating the public, it’s better to focus on an educated public.” and from Lena: “Always do what you feel and what makes you happy.”.

What do you think is the best-selling piece?

The most bought piece was, of course, a dress. The dress I was talking about has shoulders inspired by the vertical wing of the plane. At the same time, on an upward trend is the collection of leather bags that is catching on more and more with the public.

What independent brands need right now from the fashion industry to improve more and grow up?

New, small and independent brands need support and openness, they need advice, they need to be allowed to expose their creations and make mistakes, more than not being accepted for making mistakes. There is a need for acceptance and less of a resilience movement for the new proposals that new brands come up with, which may not be understood from the beginning by everyone.

How challenging is the business part for a fashion brand like yours?

Extremely challenging or rather difficult. We started this brand in the middle of the economic crisis and I think that only our design proposal made us reach the public and survive. We hope to catch better times. On the other hand, it is very difficult to produce our clothes. In a world full of t-shirts, hoodies and tracksuits, most workshops prefer not to help us.

What is your biggest fear?

The health. Only health can slow me down.

WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR WELCOME to the realm of avant-garde fashion designed by LUNAR Vanity Teen 虚荣青年 Lifestyle & new faces magazine
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