Belgrade Fashion Week
March 28-4 April 2014
The press cocktail was held in Supermarket Concept Store following the exhibition of the newly established designer association under the name of BFW Design Collective, whose members have already performed at the Belgrade Fashion Week. Radujević also announced the fashion show of Bata Spasojević, the designer who will be opening this spring’s event and thus celebrating fifteen years of his creative work. The exclusive part of the Belgrade Fashion Week line-up is the show of the famous Indian designer Manish Arora, introduced thanks to cooperation between the Belgrade Fashion Week and the Embassy of the Republic of India in Belgrade, with the support of Etihad Airways and Air Serbia. Among many designers’ work, the event will be introducing numerous distinguished fashion brands. The 35th Perwoll Fashion Week closing Luxury Night will be taking place in Metropol Palace Hotel, introducing a collection of distinguished fashion brands one can purchase in XYZ Premium Fashion Store in Belgrade.
The BFW Design Collective represents the leitmotif of this spring’s Belgrade Fashion Week. Designers who make part of the BFW Design Collective will be introducing their work at this evening’s exhibition (March 25th) in the Supermarket Concept Store venue, thus introducing the 35th Perwoll Fashion Week. The event will be exhibiting both fitted fashion mannequins and photographs; the exhibition is open for visitors until April 7th and will be of selling character, which makes it special – some of the exhibited items can be bought exclusively during the exhibition, which adds to its uniqueness. The exhibition both supports and promotes the work of independent authors, which is the Collective’s major project. The exhibition opening will also be introducing the 35th Perwoll Fashion Week line-up. The exhibition introduces the work of following fashion designers – Aleksandra Lalić, Ana Grebec, Ana Ljubinković, Ana Tara Radonjić, Biljana Tipsarević, Danka Karović, Dragana Nikolajević, Dragana Rodić, Evica Milovanov Penezić, Gordana Ćirić Krstić, Ines Janković, Igor Todorović, Iva Soković, Ivan Džolić, Ivanka Jevtović, Jasmina Sanader, Jelena Stefanović, Lidija Jovanović, Marija Sinđelić, Marko Marosiuk, Marta Miljanić, Milica Vukadinović, Nataša Šarić, Tijana i Mila Popović, Snežana Krejić, Svetlana Jaćović, Tamara Jarić, Tijana Cvetković, Tijana Žunić, Valentina Obradović, Vasilije Kovačev, Viktorija Džimrevska, Vlada Savić and Zora Mojsilović.
The Indian designer Manish Arora is one of the most prestigious and inspiring contemporary designers in the world of fashion design and the fashion show will be taking place on April 2nd in the residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of India in Belgrade. Manish Arora is famous for his unique and specific design and a particular play on colours; his trademark is embodied in palettes of pink and golden. His design is inspired by the Indian heritage, but also by modern vibes. He is a member of the prestigious French Federation of Fashion and of Ready-to-Wear of Couturiers and Fashion Designers (Fédération française de la couture, du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode) and his brand can be seen in luxury boutiques around the world such as Galleries Lafayette, Joyce and Beams. In 2011, Manish was appointed the Creative Director for iconic French Fashion House Paco Rabanne where he designed two successful collections. Manish Arora’s design has been toasted across the world, and many world fashion magazines introduce his clothes, such as V Magazine, Interview, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s, L’officiel, et al. He also collaborated with eminent brands such as Walt Disney, Swarovski, Swatch, Reebok, Barbie, Monoprix, Nespresso, Nivea, MAC Cosmetics, Pommery, Amrapali , et al. His rich and colourful design has been worn by many international superstars such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Fergie, Kerry Washington, Heidi Klum, Erykah Badu, Kelly Osbourne, et al.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.