Petja Zorec is part of the new wave of Slovenian fashion designers. In 2013 she graduated MA in Fashion design and 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, her clothes effortlessly shift back and forth between work and play, slow and superfast, cozy and cerebral. PETJA ZOREC designs sportswear inspired menswear with emphasis on knitwear that can and should be worn by women also.
"As a designer owning my very small eponymous brand in Slovenia, it's impossible to financially survive working only on it. Also, Slovenian market is so tiny and there aren't enough people that are culturally aware about clothes and design. OPENMYMED PRIZE will help us to develop my brand internationally."
Award winner: Design (Dis)ability