Monday, December 26, 2011


I am noticing that I am becoming more and more bored with everyday pieces of clothing. For almost two months I leave the stores empty-handed. Currently I am in the mood to put on some kind of installation. Because of that I got the idea to try my skills and imagination. Primarily I was interested in how my pieces can move away from the standard everyday look. I must mention that I do not have any skills in tailoring and sewing. I even cannot draw what I envisioned. Usually I have to realize a plan quickly so I would not forget a single detail.
The basic idea was to show a sort of rebirth, like a transformation from a dark robust cocoon into a certain amount of softness and light. I used an imitation leather skirt as a sleeve and armor. I wanted to get the volume and drapery from all sorts of materials. I do not know if I succeeded but I like it.

Nikolina: an attempt to improvise
Photos: Erik Simonič

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


There is something scary in porcelain dolls. Especially the old ones. Dressed in voluminous skirts and frilly sleeves. Alway looking at you with big eyes behind the glass of a closet in someone's grandma home. They were made to be cute, but there is something scary about them. I don't know or is it the eyes or the big hair or just the posture of the body. But I would not have a porcelain doll at home.

Clothes: a little bit of improvisation
Photos: Erik Simonič

Monday, December 5, 2011


We're all aware how technology and innovation rapidly evolve and progress each day. But how much is technology involved in fashion design, does technology in fashion serve people, what is the concept behind "intelligent" and technologically advanced garment?
Will it's construction and the way it interacts with people make it desirable to wear or even wearable at all? In the first place we should have in mind inventions like "Brain Cap" or "Solar Powered Cargo Pants" that resemble superhero outfits like Iron Man or Robocop.
Here are some of my favorites which satisfy not only with functionality but also with aesthetics of wearable technology:

Sue Ngo and Nien Lam: Pollution - Detecting Sweatshirts
Gusho - A Reactive Dress that Responds to RF Radiation
Zip jacket - Wearable Tech Jacket Runs iPod With Hand Gestures
Raincatch: A Water Purification Rain Coat
Detectair: an Eco - Wearable that Detects Air Quality
“Intelligent” T- shirt Monitors Hospital Patients’ Vital Signs and Movements
Alice Ziccheddu - Living Kinetic Clothes
Hussein Chalayan’s Hour Glass Dress transform through three decades 1940s – 1950s – 1960s.

And in the end... if I ever get the chance for having my high tech piece, that would be Rad Hourani's limitless garment with it's changeable geometrical shapes, made just for me like some perfect, dark, timeless bulletproof shield in which I can survive isolated, like in tundra, shown in this photo.

Nikolina: vest Zara, sweater Rare – Asos, skirt H&M, pants Stradivarius
Photos: Erik Simonič