With the festival season approaching, opened by the world famous Coachella on the West Coast, Forever 21 and I have paired up to bring out the free spirit in me. Growing up in Eastern Europe, you get used to dressing a certain way; a reason to that might be the conservative thinking of the majority of the population, or maybe it’s because it is not socially acceptable to free your mind and be crazy. Whatever the reason is, I never really had the chance to fully explore my personality. That is where travelling became my best friend and saviour. Once I started travelling more, I realised that being in a new city every time gave me a certain courage to listen to my inner self and experiment more with fashion. Now I have got to a point where whenever I travel, I feel like channeling a new unknown to me side of my personality. The local art, music, food, people, streets, architecture, birds, flora… Every place I visit inspires me to be different, but stay true to myself at the same time. After all, the beauty of our generation is that we’re slowly learning to live peacefully with each other and treat each other as equals. Different cultures and time periods shouldn’t be a boundary, they should, on the contrary, be something that connects us and makes us want to explore each others individualities.
Photos: Daniel Dykes