The Eber fashion show was a showcasing of elegance, tradition, quality and friendship. Having co-organized and participated it, it's hard to describe the mood ruling the room. After being escorted to the hall, the visitors - journalists, long-time costumers and photographers, viewed a runway of young models, the really long legged ladies, who call it a job and naturally, Eber friends - ladies and gentlemen, who wear Eber's pieces of verified quality and honored the show with their catwalk.
Co-organisation was a circus and a blast and between getting the models on the runway I joined them, modeling a vintage Eber coat, which is remade by Miu Miu and Cavalli this season. Can you say 80s greatness? I wore the coat with a lovely lace Tanja Zorn Grzelj jumpsuit from the SS15 collection. Classy and sassy!
Thank you everyone, who took the time to visit and contributed to raising the funds for the Doctors without borders new expedition - Eber raised 3000€.
Some Eber pieces were accompanied by PRINCIP evening dresses, while other models too wore ALLAROUNDEVE handbags (left to right: Big Bag, Elizabeth Bag, Jackie Bag, Jackie XL, bellow: Perfume Bag)
Pictures: Stane Jerko
Make up: T Spot
Visit Eber in Ljubljana: Wolfova 6, Center
Eva Ana and the ALLAROUNDEVE Team
Zoran Aragovic of Bite My Style is know for his love of colour and print which he has ditched this season in favour of Athl dept queen doing a Balenciaga 'umm'.
This path of his was my wish ever since I've worn his furry jacket in March. His unstoppable ideas come across in black so well and it oh so reaches a broad audience - the structured trousers are a pick from just any lady, the see through top would work on a rock chick or a trendy guidette.
Congratulations, Zoran! The choice of a Slovene model - Nina Ricci brought attention to Zagreb and I wishit brings you positive results in the future!
BMS by Zoran Aragovic
Autumn Winter 14/15 campaign
PHOTO: Maja Kljaja
MUA: Snjezana Raguz for Illamasqa
HAIR: Katica Topcic for Kevin Murphy
Eva Ana Kazic and the ALLAROUNDEVE team
The silk dress was accompanied by Eber Fur, United Nude Tulip shoes and ALLAROUNDEVE D Bag.
Ph Adria Media
This text mostly foucuses on the media slamming Ljubljana Fashion Week.
Our team, the design, media and trade part were all present at this season's Ljubljana Fashion Week presentation after a few seasons away. This year, the organisation team opted for a video projection of pre-filmed collections and presented it in Ljubljana's City Museum.
Although the reactions to an almost budget-less event were straight negative, there's no secret that my thoughts on *Slovene opinion* is are just the same.
Fashion week's presentation, in general, is just as important for building a brand's public impression as is the clothing itself. Naturally, when put in such a role to fulfill, a brand usually starts with a certain budget and public relations assistance. It also launches in one of the 4 sacred: NY, London, Paris or Milan. Slovenia has 2mil people. The understanding a different start-point of our designers is cruicial.
Now, as Slovenia's fashion production industry slowly develops, it's critique opposition (journalists, bloggers etc)
towards them develops their opinions. With a market so small, we have a
longlasting and hard-explaining tradition of everyone knowing everyone. Throughout
the last decades, this has grown into an overly-kind, development-LESS industry
that serves itself, has the same INs (designers doing the same thing all over
again, without reaching or reasearching a wider spectrum of tastes and clients)
to OUTs (same journalist friends bringing the same news to the same clients),
so one could say a new wave of younger and simply said – different opinion
makers in quite beneficial.
Myself being a non-self-titled opinion maker, I must say IT'S NOT. The truth is, bit*hing over designers is the new form of being edgy.
Having a loud opinion is a way of putting yourself on the radar.
The real truth is, bit*hing just makes you a bit*h. It also doesn't do any financial, moral or any kind of good. Having a (well thought of) opinion is beneficial. For you public name and for the designer. Hashtag: #bloggers, #warjournalistsdoingfashion, #fashionistas.
As judgmental and demanding towards brand protocol I am due to work experience, I stand firmly behind the decision of every designer that presented at fashion week and highly respect the people who thought – hey, I just might have a different path and stayed home, watching the re-run of the Wendy Williams show.
This ramble does certainly not mean I enjoyed the type of the presentation or every single piece of clothing. It just means I choose to support a project, a designer, an industry by pointing out it's peaks. My mother always told me to say what I WANT not what I DON'T. You won't get yellow if you say you hate green.
Photos: Mimi Antolovic for ELLE Slovenija, watermark respectfully removed due to collage purposes
Going even further with styling might be the right spice for these high quality knits while less asymmetry with these wonderful prints would cater to my personal taste.
Nika Ravnik NiOka is second favourite thing that goes with United Nude shoes, first being me (he.he). Easy, breezy, wearable. Probably in the closets of many women you know, you've just mistaken her pieces for Rick Owens.
Young@Squat comes up with something bat-poo crazy, sometimes I enjoy it, sometimes it's even to eclectic for me. The yellow dress falls into the first category.
Tanja Zorn Grželj's pieces are what makes you not bother for Stella McCartney, see exhibit A. The context in which they are put in sometimes put the focus away, far far away. See: legwarmers and unnecessary belts modern-princess dresses.
Nataša Hrupič is one interesting lady, speaking from experience and I would like to see Kim K wearing her clothes. Nothing otherwise smart to say. #random
Maja Štamol Droljc needs to model her own clothing because it's nothing on models and everything on real, charismatic women. Seriously, don't try to form an opinion based on this picture, just google her (in a dres with stripes).
For a rambly conclusion I'm adding three pictures of pieces by PRINCIP by Mojca Celin and Damjana B. Logar, even though they look nothing on the pictures. Luckily, I've had the chance of seeing them pre-fashion week and the colours and shape made me go like THIS. Can you say 5th Avenue?
I wore their red hot dress to the soiree, nothing like this but a lot like fi-re, so stay tuned for Sunday's post!
Eva Ana Kazic
Designed in alignment with the idea of an arhitecturally perfected United Store, our very own, Slovene United Nude store opened it's doors 10 days ago. The event was a part of October's Month of Design and therefore full of friends, with many of whom our team has worked with. The ladies from Parsus, United Nude's representatives, Eric Maj Potocnik and Matjaz Plosinjak (currators of MoD), Nina Gaspari from ProvokativPR treated us to sushi, some good music and khm..shoes. Now this leads us to this eye-popping info - click HERE and find out more how you can add another pair of United Nude shoes to your collection. You have five more days to go!
Eva Ana, the team and our closet of United Nude-tes.
Pictures by Helena Milost