Identity Dress

Identity Dress

  Text: Emma H.

IDENTITY DRESS is an International Fashion Design Exhibition scheduled to happen between 19 November – 13 December 2015 in National Museum of Slovenia/LJ. 

ID is a creative experiment with a curated palette of highly expressive international fashion designers involved, showcasing the reflection of individual’s identity. The third edition of the project will soon enrich the main hall of the National Museum of Slovenia.

Curated by Eric Maj Potočnik & Matjaž Plošinjak, IDENTITY DRESS discovers possibilities of expression in design when limited by a strictly defined form. Based on the same pattern cut, each participant, whether a young aspiring talent or a well established designer, creates a dress that defines him. 

This years partaking designers are: BaiBa Ladiga (Latvia), Dajana Ljubičić (Slovenia), derek LawLor (United Kingdom), dóra Mojzes (Hungary), ece ozaLp (Turkey), eLeftheria arapogLou / digitaria (Greece), joLka wiens (Germany / Netherlands), judith van vLiet (Netherlands), Leandro cano (Spain), Loredana bahorić / charLie design (Croatia), Matic veLer (Slovenia), nikki duijst (Netherlands), pauLa carMen riMoLi (Italy), stefán orscheL-read (United Kingdom / Hong Kong), tiMotej Bistan (Slovenia), viviano sue (Japan), Yojiro kake (Japan / Italy), and Yong kYun shin (South Korea).

The project with its narrative touch tends to establish itself as one of the fashion-related highlights in South-Eastern Europe. The first edition of the experiment was presented to the public in 2013 and instantly got noticed by relevant design & lifestyle related media, creative industries professionals and general public as well. Editions in years 2013 and 2014 were organised as one of the most prominent program components of the well established design festival Month of Design Ljubljana.
In 2015 IDENTITY DRESS takes a step forward as an independent, yet visible and influential design project in the region, showcasing internationally pertinent ideas.