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 / Designskolen Kolding, Denmark
2010 / BA Textile and Fashion design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
2006 / School for Design and Photography Ljubljana, Slovenia

AWARDS

2017

Openmymed Prize 2017 laureat (Petja Zorec menswear)
Belgrade Fashion Weeek Award (Fashion Scout See competition)

2016

Elle Award of the Year 2016; SOTO - Project Made in Slovenija (Petja Zorec and Sanja Grcič, Almira Sadar, Nataša Peršuh, Urša and Tomaž Draž, Arijana Gadžijev, Neli Štrukelj)
Elle Style Award nominee (best menswear collection) (Ljubljana, Slovenia // Nov )

2015

Award for Design surplus of the year 2015 - DOS; concept author of SHIRTING: Elena Fajt,
collaborating designer: Petja Zorec in Almira Sadar, Nataša Peršuh, Nataša Hrupič, Sanja Grcić, Urška
in Tomaž Draž, Dajana Ljubičić, Ivan Rocco, Dejan Krajni, Lucija Jankovec in drugi (Ljubljana, Slovenia
// Nov, 2015)

2014

Recognition BIO 50: NOW ; exhibition New Currency in Fashion (Squat)
1st award at Design (Dis)ability contest (RogLab) for raincoat design
Red Project

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 Ba
award for Special Achievements (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana)

SHOWS / FASHiON SHOWS