One of my favorite designers, actually, my favorite designer worldwide is Uroš Belantič. I met him 11 years ago, when i was in my student days working a part time job in a Chinese restaurant in old town centre of Ljubljana, Slovenia. I immediately fell in love with his sensibility and attention to details. At that time he was creating for a Slovenian brand Vodeb, and later he established his own brand Oktober and created a romantic revolution.
He cooperated with different companies, one of those is Gorenje, Slovenian - international top producer of home appliances, for whose Swarowski kitchen collection he created one of the most attractive aprons I've ever seen and tried on. This apron is a hit also in Russia, and among others Jade Jagger has it too. For Gorenje he created also a very cool T-shirt Hot & Cool – when sensing your body heat the ‘heaters’ on the T-shirt start glowing, and a luxurious shopping bag.
We have been able to see his creations on Hollywood stars as Carmen Electra for example. Uroš’s impressive work was spotted also by Faycal Amor, owner of French prêt-a-porter fashion brand Plein Sud, who invited Uroš to become a part of his creative team with the aim to refresh the brand image and give it some new ideas and freshness, which I’m positive Uroš will be able to achieve perfectly. Uroš, who is a design and brand consultant for Plein Sud, currently works on three collections, all in highest price range, compared to Armani, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana. He is working on the main collection and jeans collection, currently creating collection Plein Sud Spring/Summer 2009, which will be presented first time to business partners / buyers at the end of June, and we will be able to see to collection on prêt-a-porter fashion market at the end of September. I’m already looking forward to it!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Some of the designs from Oktober Fall/Winter 2008/09 collection that persuaded Faycal Amor Uros is the designer for his brand: