Third Slovenian fashion week is officially over, but there are still many photos waiting for me to go through and to post them here on Magnifique. I'm lacking a little behind I know, but I was so busy in the last couple of days, so that I decided to take posting slow, since after all the fashion week madness I can finally over and I can take a proper time for blogging.
But before we go to the collections, I wanted to share a few thoughts about this fashion week. Let me first explain (to the majority of my international readers) how (as a blogger) you get to see the shows here in Slovenia...no, we do not get invitations as you might have thought, we have to send applications to receive an accreditation and to become a part of a press section. Don't get me wrong that it completely fine with me, but here is where things become complicated. Sure we were part of the press, but the sad reality is, there was absolutely no selection when giving away accreditations, so of course there weren't enough seats for everyone. And so, me and the rest of the bloggers, were demanded to stand at the back for the whole show. And even that wouldn't bother me that much, if I wouldn't see that at the end, little kids were sitting in the front row and that quite a few people in the press section (that got the chair) didn't seem to be interested in the fashion show at all, since they were spending the whole time looking at their Facebook page.
So after the first part of the shows I was seriously considering going home (my legs hurt like hell), but my love for fashion and my excitement to see the fresh work of Slovenian designers made me stay and I do believe that designers do respect my work a little bit more, since bloggers (especially us that write in English) are the ones that spread the word about them to the rest of the world.
I guess I can only wish that the rest of the people in the Slovenian fashion business would respect us more.
Anyway as promised here are my favourite collections from day 2:
As a designer herself said, the collection was inspired by the memories of her youth and her beginnings of being a fashion designer. And I couldn't agree more. The collection is playful, fun, I love the colour pallet and the choice and the combination of different materials that give that special edge to the whole story.
The collection was inspired by rainy and stormy summer days that are caught in amazing lace work and leathery details. But after every rain, the sun comes out and therefore we have different pops of colours (such as that orange dress on the picture above) that make a very diverse but yet coherent collection. Besides, it was nice to see some bright colours that stood out in calm and basic colours that seem to be very popular among Slovenian designers, for spring 2013.
Although I just praised strong colours, this collection was absolutely amazing. I really like the futuristic and at the same time a little bit of a sporty vibe that's going on and due to Alice's work, I think I'm gonna start adding some metallic details to my clothes, since that looks freakin' awesome!
Nika Ravnik knows how to bring the most boring prints to the whole new level, which creates a very chic and interesting look. The collection is super wearable, it is a little bit too sophisticated for my taste but at the same time very inspiring and I can already see what prints I'm going to try out in the near future!
From the moment the first girl stepped on the runway, wearing that sparkling top, I was sold! The collection is fresh and strong and the materials that she used are pretty genius. I love how she played with different textures that create great contrasts that add a little sex appeal, but yet can be worn in a very classical way (for those that are a little less daring). As for the colours, the designer says she wanted to create contrasts that emphasize the natural shape of a woman's body and once again, I think she nailed it!
Last but not least, I decided to show you Ana Jelinič's collection. What I love about it, is that it is very well put together, I love how she thought about details (from hats to bags) that create a great presentation and an integral whole. Not to mention the clothes, that are absolutely perfect for hot, summer days when light materials are a must, especially if you decide to spend the holidays traveling around...oh, did I tell you that here major inspiration were "Japanese tourists"? :)
All photos by Žiga Domadenik for Magnifique
Stay tuned for my next post if you wanna see what I wore for the second day of Slovenian fashion week!
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