NATURE AS A CREATOR inspires the design team of IVAN ASEN 22 for a new co-authored collection.

Elementary particles forming solid forms. The transition from the state of raw material to that of a product. The change of states: from loose grain to transparent smooth. It is a theme of structures, textures, tactile solid surfaces in contrast to polished, (semi)transparent, with a delicate sheen or laminated finishes. The focus is on natural materials: linen, cotton, silk. Jewelry is made of porcelain, glass and with rough or ultra-smooth surfaces. Natural, earthy colours are in the foreground, complemented by soft pastels and refreshed by a single accent color.

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The partner of the event is “KAOLIN JSC”, whose raw sand-like product “kaolin” is the basis for the creation of glass and porcelain. This inspiring material transforms from loose to solid and forms new shapes – a process also characteristic of the work of designers, who create unique three-dimensional clothes from flat two-dimensional fabrics. Sand, as one of the symbols of the sunny hot summer, is interpreted in designer creations. The clothes are immersed in all shades of sand: beige, caramel, light gray, as well as “white in color”: ultra-light pastel tones, pale pink, nude, grayish ash of roses, as well as the colors of the nature surrounding the sand deposits: the blue of the sky, the turquoise-green and mint of the water, the yellow of the soft sunlight. Bright accent colors are dark red and deep green.

The breathtaking view of the sand quarries in Vetovo, Rousse region is a kind of unique natural “background” for the photo session with the designers’ models shot by the photographer Petar Tanovski with the Macedonian top model Ivana Geleva.

26 authors participated in the event, including fashion designers Georgi Florov, Rositsa Mršić, Dilyana Ivanova, Dinka Kasabova, Inna Gabrovska, Milena Nacheva, Slavina Petrova, Yuliana Yanakova, Maya Karanesheva, Iva Grigorova, Radostina Klinkova, Teodora Shumanova, Maria Popova, the labels Prototype 23, carevitsa, nelmit, Jar & Jam, MINTY, YOD by Yana Dvoretska, jewelers Viktor Pavlov, Evgenia Tsankova, Velislava Bozhinova, Kalina Chankova and their young colleagues Blagovesta Kenova (KENNA Jewelry) and Gergana Trukanova, selected as “new names” . Guest designer from Serbia is accessories designer Ivana Martic with her label TOTA.