Now in its thirteenth version, Ljubljana Fashion Week is an excellent showcase of Slovenia’s established and contemporary designers. LJFW is an unbiased vogue platform, headed by the vivacious Melinda Rebrek who goals to place Slovenian vogue on the map. Some regional designers present too with manufacturers and designers from Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, BiH, Czech Republic and Macedonia all presenting their collections. And this season, there was even a London-based Japanese designer. Here is a choice of essentially the most attention-grabbing manufacturers who may maintain their very own on catwalks anyplace and should be higher identified outdoors of Slovenia.
Tanja Pađan’s wacky unisex streetwear model is influenced by science fiction, modern tradition and experimental video. Kiss the Future’s distinctive vogue items are made in small runs so any buy is in impact a restricted version murals. The new assortment “The Remains Left After” proven this month at Ljubljana Fashion Week contains clothes harking back to the futuristic Mad Max movies. An orange gasoline can was hooked up to at least one outfit whereas binoculars and a slingshot have been a part of others. A set spotlight is a silver bomber jacket with hood, a real assertion piece.
Designer Ana Malalan creates vibrant, timeless gender-neutral clothes made solely from unused classic supplies, making every bit fully distinctive. Anselma sources dead-stock materials from forgotten warehouses, native flea markets and from family of retired seamstresses. The amount of every cloth is restricted, more often than not it’s simply sufficient for a one-off piece. Prices for this practice made vogue model are surprisingly cheap and cloth is used with minimal or zero waste and every part is made of their retailer in Ljubljana.
A well-established designer in Slovenia, Ana Jelinic’s ready-to-wear womenswear could be in style anyplace. This season’s assortment contains fairly cotton attire in blue and white, orange and tan frocks with lace sleeves and hems.
As a former professor of aesthetics on the lace faculty in Idrija, Mojca Celin has a passion for lace. Her model is created in Slovenia and Idrija lace is a vital section in her work. Idrija lace is handmade utilizing a standard artisan course of by twirling and crossing threads, wound specifically shaped picket sticks. The Principle model communicates “who we are, where we come from and what our identity is.” The lace is cleverly integrated in cotton clothes giving the spring summer time assortment “Love Butterflies” an elegant modern really feel. A catwalk spotlight was the “giant” white costume. Accompanying the garments are sneakers or equipment from artpump by Petja Montanez who hand paints designs with skilled leather-based paint which might be each scratch proof and water-proof.
It’s not tough to see why the shiny PVC designs of Sister duo Mateja Lukač and Mia Aleksandra Lukač are in style with a legion of Eastern European performers. Every piece on the catwalk was eye-catching if not downright flamboyant. Contemporary, playful, rebellious and anti-traditional vogue, seems to be included incredible ground size PVC trenchcoats in black and purple.
Serbian model Neo design by Nevena Ivanović exhibits commonly at Belgrade and Ljubljana vogue weeks. The focus is on sustainability with most items made from recycled supplies or “dead stock” supplies from main world vogue manufacturers. The present “OKINEO” assortment is “all-season” able to put on line that includes contemporary and vibrant colours. Textures are lighter, airier, smoother and a few have a sportswear really feel. All items from the gathering are made in restricted numbers and a few are distinctive.
The girl behind this model is a professor of Textile and Fashion Design, University of Ljubljana, and considered one of Slovenia’s greatest identified designers overseas. Petja Zorec’s model options daring, ready-to-wear collections utilizing conventional textile methods alongside technological improvements. The 2022 assortment steps past the time frames of conventional vogue collections. No extra spring-summer. No extra fall-winter. Just garments for all seasons. White denims, T-shirt attire and shirts coated with intricate blue patterns and drawings have been standouts on the runway.
Julia Kaja Hrovat makes use of Slovenia’s cultural heritage: symbols, textiles, and mythology in her designs. The 2022 assortment attracts inspiration from Slovenian folks artwork and characters from the tales are within the prints. Clothes made from pure supplies are complemented by hand-made straw hats, sewn by Ana Cajhen, on a greater than a 100-year- previous machine. A tablecloth, rug, cover, or curtain is upcycled and turns into a coat or jacket with a gorgeous heritage sample. Every single piece is completely different, has its personal coloration, its personal sample, and form. Catwalk seems to be in white and pink cotton featured dragon motifs, the image of Ljubljana.
This sustainable, gender impartial label makes clothes from pure materials like cotton, silk, linen, wool and up-cycled leather-based with pure dyeing and minimal or no waste within the manufacturing cycle. Dragan Hristov’s high quality arts background as a graduate on the Academy of Fine Arts – Brera in Milan has clearly influenced his designs. This assortment options principally monochromatic and minimal seems to be and sculptural silhouettes that mirror the gender shifts of at this time. Think lengthy shirt attire with uneven hems and trousers produced from 100% Cupro with two entrance pleats, a large leg silhouette and unfastened match.
Founded in London in 2019 by Jun Nakamura after learning Fashion Design Womenswear at Istituto Marangoni, this progressive model creates streetwear influenced by conventional Japanese tradition and treasured craftsmanship. Drawing on his previous working within the Japanese kimono trade and Tokyo vogue, the model combines conventional Japanese methods with trendy design. The historical strategy of Shibori is a Japanese conventional handicraft used primarily for kimono. Artisans bind materials utilizing a thread by hand and make tiny bits one after the other. JU-NNA works with artisans and innovatively processes Shibori onto printed materials. The focus is on the 3D form Shibori creates and the brand new aesthetics created by combining Shibori patterns and prints.