With the start of spring came another opportunity for Primpy editorial team to attend Ljubljana Fashion Week to see a team of organisers, designers, hairdressers and models come together to make this an incredible experience for its 10th edition. And just like last November, first four days of April and the amazing team of LJFW gave us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the world of fashion, new collections and glamour.
It takes a whole lot of guts to share your ideas and concepts with the world, especially the overly critical world of fashion, so thank you to every single designer who gave us the opportunity to see a glimpse of their world of imagination. You’re amazing and we cannot wait to see what creations next year will bring.
But since the list of designers who presented at this year’s LJFW is so long, we cherry picked those who made our jaws drop the most. Without further ado, here are the designers and their collections that rocked our world and made it simultaneously hard to not spend our whole salaries during showroom on the 4th, and last, day of fashion week:
Another fashion week, another Petja Zorec’s collection that left us floored. Her Bloss19OM collection that explores vulnerability as strength is full of colors, textures and signature “Petja” cuts that get us every time. Don’t believe us? Well, in that case better believe the critics as Petja also won the well-deserved best collection WOW award. And although Petja’s collection is intended for men, I don’t doubt we’ll be seeing a fair share of women sporting her designs in the upcoming season.
Is it weird that a collection makes you want to get a “real” office job just so you could have an excuse to wear Mateyaneira’s gorgeous designs? I think I know the answer to this but if you check out the collection that was presented at LJFW, you’ll know why I’ve gone a bit mad. And if that isn’t proof enough of how much we love it, let me just mention that one of our fashion editors is getting her wedding dress from this creative Croatian team and their 2019 collection.
Creating pieces that are simple but make them stand out and talked about takes confidence and knowledge along with a dash of courage. And PRiK did just that with its black and white collection with a hint of electric blue, focusing on simple, elegant pieces that will be in fashion today, tomorrow and in a few years when your grandchild decides it’s time to start borrowing her grandmother’s clothes.
For a 90s kid who loves a little color, a funky pattern or a slightly crazy cut, this collection was a dream come true. Talk about vibrant colors and “grandma” patterns that Ponorelii somehow make it work even 30 years after its boom. And I think I’ll be drooling over that short purple patterned dress for the next while or until I convince myself it’s okay to spoil myself with that another piece of exquisite clothing.
If you’ve read my previous article---or maybe a more appropriate word would be praise?---about Janja Videc you know that I’m a fan of everything she creates and this collection is no exception. From glittery hairstyles and music that made the fashion world stop for a few moments to the obviously gorgeous designs, this was my personal favourite. While can imagine it can be a challenge creating new designs while staying true to your brand’s style and not repeating yourself, it seems like Janja does this ridiculously eloquently.
Focusing on earthy colors with just the right amount of blue for a little kick, this collection made a real impression on our team and we can totally see ourselves incorporating a few of Nika’s special pieces in our somewhat everyday wardrobe to give it a little life and a little distinction. Just another proof that the collection doesn’t need to be totally “out there” and crazy to make a real impression.
We’ve talked quite a bit about patter on patter being a thing this year and how to wear it and it looks like Jona Benjanec got the same memo. Her collection of knitwear full of geometrical patterns didn’t leave us unmoved and it looks like her retro but super cool collection didn’t leave the judges indifferent either as they awarded her with a Digi WOW award for the most instagrammable collection of the week.