BIG SEE FASHION DESIGN AWARD 2018

|05. 10. 2018| Blog|

IT IS NO LONGER ENOUGH TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES – FASHION DESIGN FOR THE NEW WORLD
(A letter by the BIG SEE FASHION DESIGN AWARDS 2018 team of curators)

 

East European fashion design is daring, expressive, poetic, brutal, exotic and sincere.

It has been created based on passion, blood, revolution and a chronic lack of everything beautiful, and as such it is used to creating things almost from scratch and with a strong desire to go beyond the average, inexpensive products of fast fashion.

Perhaps this is why stars such as Lady Gaga, Björk, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Dita Von Teese and many others, who are famous for their authentic and eccentric stage images, have their clothes created by designers whose DNA is so incorrigibly South-East European.

The South-East European design pool has become a new source of incredible creativity for the biggest West-European fashion houses. Unfortunately, most young designers only represent »new blood« for the powerful design names. Only few of these young designers can survive by creating under their own name and retaining their own creative freedom.

And those designers who have become successful are well aware of the importance of one thing: it is no longer enough to create beautiful clothes. It is the right fashion contents and concepts that are becoming more and more important. Fast fashion is no longer able to follow the newly emerging fashion trends of slow fashion, sustainable fashion, gender free fashion, ethical fashion, cruelty free fashion, bio-mimetic fashion and many others. Additionally, traditional old techniques are being revived and new, innovative technologies and materials are being created and used.

The future lies in brilliantly elaborated forms with content, the future lies in ethics, sustainability and sincere fashion that takes into account the people and animals of our planet. The future is in clothes that last years and years and that represent a unique piece of art. Fashion design is less and less about the changing fashion trends. What is becoming more and more important is one’s personal style and expressing one’s own views of the world through clothes.

As curators we found tremendous enjoyment in selecting the most outstanding fashion creations. Our work was difficult only because there are really so many highly-talented fashion designers in the South-East European region.

The best BIG SEE FASHION DESIGN AWARDS 2018 for individual categories and countries have already been selected. However, by 16 October 2018 the international jury will have selected three more winners (BIG SEE FASHION DESIGN AWARDS 2018 WINNERS), the best among the best from the entire South-East European region, from 18 countries.

 


Check out the project: Marko Potkozarac Feher / MARKO FEHER

 

 

Check out the project: Admir Batlak

 

Check out the project: Emina Hodžić Adilović, Nermina Hodžić / Kaftan Studio

 

Check out the project: Ema Koja Savahl / Ema Savahl Designs

 

Check out the project: Irina Furtuna, Valentina Furtuna / RAMURI

 

Check out the project: Andra Clitan / MA RA MI

 

Check out the project: Iulia Ghenea & Emilia Tudoran / IE Chlothing

 

Check out the project: Lana Dumitru & Vlad Tenu / FORAEVA by Lana Dumitru & Vlad Tenu

 

Check out the project: Michalis Stylianoudes

 

Check out the project: Tryfonas Modestou

 

Check out the project: Dragan Hristov / Ludus

 

Check out the project: Evgenija Zafirovska

 

Check out the project: Boris Čalić

 

Check out the project: Mirjana Šarac

 

Check out the project: Marta Miljanić

 

Check out the project: Dora Abodi / Studio ABODI

 

Check out the project: Je Suis Belle / Dalma Dévényi and Tibor Kiss

 

Check out the project: Lilla Cséfalvay

 

Check out the project: Boryana Petrova

 

Check out the project: Antoniya Yordanova and Kristina Butchvarova / KNAPP

 

Check out the project: Blerina Kllokoqi Rugova / BKR

 

Check out the project: Yllka Brada

 

Check out the project: Jakub Polanka / JAKUBPOLANKA

 

Check out the project: Jiri Kalfar / JIRI KALFAR

 

Check out the project: Monika Drápalová

 

Check out the project: Athenas and Anastasios Tranoulis / ATHENA BY TRANOULIS

 

Check out the project: Loreta Gudelj (clothes), Mihaela Markovic (knitted bags), Priyanka Desai (jewellery), Naša Posla (shoes) / Arte Studio

 

Check out the project: Mario Vijačkić

 

Check out the project: Nives Bošnjak

 

Check out the project: Flora Miranda

 

Check out the project: Maria Oberfrank / PITOUR

 

Check out the project: Sisa Holla

 

Check out the project: Lenka Sršňová

 

Check out the project: Andrea Pojezdalova

 

Check out the project: Nevena Ivanović for NEO design studio

 

Check out the project: Ivana Pilja

 

Check out the project: Ana Ljubinković

 

Check out the project: Peter Movrin

 

Check out the project: Borut Šulin

 

Check out the project: Matea Benedetti

 

Check out the project: Georgi Florov / IVAN ASSEN 22 conceptual designers’ platform

 

Check out the project: Marjan Pejoski / KTZ

 

Check out the project: Fotini Lagaki / Fotini Lgk

 

 

Curator: Meta Megušar Bizjan; assistant curators: Maja Filipič and Irena Tozon Mrhar

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