Petja Zorec is part of the new wave of Slovenian fashion designers, bold enough to fuse contradictions, resulting in surprising and beautiful ready-to-wear. In 2013 she finished MA in Fashion design from Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering at University of Ljubljana, where she now works as an assistant. She is a regular feature on Ljubljana's fashion week.

 

Her collections meet the demands of everyday life with bending gender specifics and pre-conceived ideas. By combining traditional textile techniques with hi-tech, often athletic materials her clothes effortlessly shift back and forth between work and play, slow and superfast, cozy and cerebral.

 

Petja Zorec designs sportswear inspired menswear  that can and should be worn by women also. Her liberating, innovative approach to design is getting more and more attention from individuals and companies, working in other creative industries, lining up exciting exhibitions and collaborations.

EDUCATiON

  • 2013 / MA Textile and Fashion design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • 2011 / Students Exchange, Designskolen Kolding, Denmark

  • 2010 / BA Textile and Fashion design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • 2006 / School for Design and Photography Ljubljana, Slovenia

AWARDS

2013

  • 2nd award for best MA degree collection
  • Award for Best Styling (Trendi Finance)

2012

  • Trend 2013, Slovenian national award for visual culture (as a part of the collective Young@Squat) 

2011

  • award for Sustainable Development of Republic of Slovenia 
  • award for Special Achievements (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana)
  • award for best BA degree collection
 

2010

  • Prešeren Award for best diploma (BA Design of Textiles and Clothing)
  • Month of Design award; Prospects - fashion design
  • award for Multifunctional Shopping Bag
  • award for Special Achievements (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana)

SHOWS / FASHiON SHOWS

2013

 
  • Aquafresh Fashion Week: Fashion show Young@Squat s/s 2014 (Ljubljana)
  • A Week of Summer Trends; exhibition Marina Yachting with Peter Movrin (Ljubljana)
  • Fashion & Textile Festival; Petja Zorec f/w 2013-14 (Winchester, UK) 
  • Fashion Hr Cruise; Fashion show Young@Squat (Brač, Croatia)
  • Maastricht Fashionclash; fashion show Young@Squat (Netherland)
  • Perwoll Fashion Hr f/w 2013/14; Young@Squat (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Philips Fashion Week; FW2013/14 menswear (Ljubljana)
  • costume design for Jean Genet's Elle (director Jana Peršuh)
  • Between sense and sanity; exhibition (London, 12 star gallery)

 

2012

 
  • All good things come to a begining; fashion show for Finance-Trendi (with Peter Movrin)

  • Designing the future (Month of Design; Design in the City); sales exhibition (Squat, Ljubljana)

  • Dove Fashion Week.hr; fashion show Young@Squat (Zagreb, Croatia)

  • Philips Fashion Week; SS 2013 menswear ( Ljubljana)

  • sales exhibition; Bio 23, IceCream, SaleORshirt, PullOver Games (Squat, Ljubljana)

  • Eko Fashion Show (in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy); Ljubljana

  • Radar  Project; fashion show (part of ECC, Maribor)

  • exhibiting designer on RADAR project (part of ECC, Maribor)

  • Philips Fashion Week; FW 2012/13 (Ljubljana)

  • Almirasadar recycled by: prodajna razstava (Almira Sadar, Ljubljana)

2011

 
  • Sales exhibitions; Presents, Lucid@Squat, SQUAT-shirt, Summer Cou(l)ture (Squat, Ljubljana)
  • Lighting Guerila; lighting textile objects exhibition (Ljubljana)

  • Fashion Lake Days, young@squat fashion show (Austria)

  •  Joined young@Squat, a collective of young designers under the mentorship of Squat designers (Zoran Garevski, Nataša Peršuh)

2010

  • In motion; graduation collection exhibition (Maxi, Ljubljana)

2008

  • Insolent future stars, BMW Art & Fashion week 2008; modna revija (Gospodarsko razstavišče, Ljubljana)