Today, Wednesday, April the 13th seems like a great start for LJFW – Ljubljana Fashion Week as the almost summer like temperatures liven up the mood and set a long awaited anticipation to rest with today’s opening. Moving from last year’s location on Kongresni trg to a brand new space, Trg republike, is most exciting as the possibilities for providing an unforgettable experience are made.
I met Nika Ravnik, Ljubljana based designer of niOka at the first edition of IDENTITY DRESS back in October 2013. To be more precise we were both part of the selection and happened to sit in front of each other at the welcome lunch that the IDENTITY DRESS team had organised for us. Her friendliness and simplicity struck me right away; when she talked to me she had a huge smile and we started chatting and getting to know each other over the meal.
IDENTITY DRESS started as an idea of a creative experiment. One basic dress pattern cut, many interpretations. Nothing more, nothing less. The idea was brought to life by Eric Maj Potočnik in summer 2013 and its first edition was put on display in the autumn of the same year. Back then surprisingly low on budget for a fashion event, but with faith and confidence the idea could grow if nurtured well.
Boudoir, Branko Popović, Degenerotika, Eric Maj Potočnik, Eric Matyash, Eva Ana Kazić, Fashion Design Exhibition, Featured, Feyrouz Ashoura, Fsemogoćnjy Jhezus, Hemyca, IDENTITY DRESS 2013, Iztok Drabik, iztokd, Lara Jensen, Leyre Valiente, Lilach Eliyahu, Liria Pristine, ljubljana, Marta Miljanić, Matjaž Plošinjak, Month of Design Ljubljana, nioka, Sari Valenci, Sofija Urumović, Timothy & Samvel, Zino Touafek