Faculty of Textile and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia



Inspired by Haute Couture and Slavonian folk costumes, EX-vonia explores the migration of Slavonian natives and the resulting loss of cultural identity and heritage. Using motifs and traditional techniques closely connected to the Slavonian folk costume and attire, the designer handworked gold and silver embroidery and produced an original print showing magnified golden embroidery, based on photographing original folk scarfs. Other materials in the collection include handcut leather heated to create a swelled, 3D effect, woollen fabrics, velvet, cotton, tricot, glass, fur, jersey, tartan, and water-resistant polyester.