From 1st to 4th of April fashion took over Ljubljana in the form of LJFW – Ljubljana Fashion Week, one of the regions most reputable fashion events. In these four days, visitors had the opportunity to see 23 new collections from designers from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Hungary and Montenegro.
Besides the usual Fashion Week events, this time LJFW brought its audience a serious first-time fashion treat. This April the Fashion Scout SEE competition was held in Ljubljana.
The jury of five industry experts including; Martyn Roberts – founder of Fashion Scout and Managing Director at Graduate Fashion Week, Biljana Poposka-Roberts, Special Projects Manager at Fashion Scout and GFW, Lewis Robert Cameron, Fashion Stylist (Fucking Young, Pansy Magazine, Kaltblut Magazine, Vogue Italia), Gili Biegun – Editor-in-chief at Joys Magazine and Giorgia Cantarini – Fashion Editor (Vogue.it, La Republica, Hunger, Esquire); had a hard time choosing the winning collection. It was a tight race with a few favourites in the mix, but the award finally went to Gala Borović (SR). With a once in a lifetime opportunity as the prize: to showcase the full collection at the critically acclaimed Ones-to-Watch show in London in September 2019 as part of the Fashion Scout schedule during London Fashion Week.
Kicked off with a bang, LJFW warmed up the crowd with the show by students of Textile and fashion design – Faculty of natural sciences and engineering. As per usual it wowed the crowd with an explosion of untamed creativity, tangible passion, and strong, diverse aesthetical identities. Followed by three days of independent design heaven with the shows by LORÉ (HR), PATRICIA PIE (SI), BECHA DESIGN (HR), RENATA BEDENE (SI), SENTIMENTS (HU), PETJA ZOREC (SI), FASHION SCOUT SEE – Ana Maria Ricov, Ana & Nina Bulka, Dejan Petrović, Adnan Hajrulahović, Ivan Divan, Ivan Rocco, Jona Bednjanec, Marta Garčević, Melani Dimitrovska, Mirjana Josifoska, Nika Čuić, Nikola Petrovski, Jelena & Ivana Stevancevic, Tomislav Bahorić, Gala Borovic; TANJA UVERA (SI), BARBARA VRBANČIČ (SI), NIKA TOM (HR), MATEYANEIRA (HR), MADE IN ANSELMA (SI), SANIJA REJA ASKE (SI), JULIA KAJA