Exhibited 5.-22.12.2019

The inspiration for the theme of this design event is copper – that soft and malleable metal that, with its thermal conductivity and flexibility, enables the creation of variable liquid, curved, structured, folded three-dimensional forms or smooth surfaces with a delicate pink-metallic luster.

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The color range of the theme covers both the reddish-orange shades of copper and those of the greenish-turquoise range of the patina formed on copper during its oxidation: petroleum blue and green, rusty brown, complemented with the industrial colors of greyish concrete, cement, graphite.

The curves of the brass instruments will lead us to the jazz age, and the music of Sachmo, the rhythm and the iconic style of the 20s serve as additional inspiration for the designers.
The different states of copper give ideas for silhouettes with heterogeneous volumes, possibilities for textile treatments, treating or creating of own surfaces, combinations with denim, wool, etc.

A wide range of designers from the IVAN ASEN 22 team participate in the event:
The fashion designers Georgi Florov, Rositsa Mršić, Dilyana Ivanova, Antonia Rajcheva, Dinka Kasabova, Inna Gabrovska, Radostina Klinkova, Milena Nacheva, Slavina Petrova, Yuliana Yanakova, Simeon Atanasov, the labels Prototype 23, Jar & Jam, nelmit, OFF LIMITS Studio, carevitsa, YOD by Yana Dvoretska, GIZDA by Katya Lozanova will show their original clothes developed for the theme. Jewelry will be presented by Viktor Pavlov, Velislava Bozhinova, Gergana Trukanova and KENNA Jewelry. We also proudly present the debuts of the “new names” of IVAN ASEN 22: the talented fashion graduates from the National Academy of Arts Polina Sotirova and Anelia Antova, as well as the high-quality design with an international flavor of our discovery: Krenare Rugova, a designer from Kosovo who graduated from the renowned Parsons School of Design in New York. Her clothes have been worn at the Cannes and Berlinale film festivals by Kosovar actress Arta Dobroshi and pop star Dua Lipa.

The exhibition is accompanied by original fashion illustrations of Alexander Gerginov.