Didn’t you always wanted to design and make your own piece of clothing? My Slovenian friends Biljana Janković and Kristina Berčič have something to share with you, enjoy the story.
Last weekend City Art Gallery Ljubljana and Socialdress had an amazing workshop, but how the story begins. The link between gallery and Socialdress started because way back in the time these wide trousers were being warn in Paris for the first time, not too much behind them were the first ladies from Ljubljana who started wearing that kinda revolutionary trousers. In history at the exact gallery where this workshop took place, used to be a shop where they were selling these trousers.
Amazing one day long workshop that brings out your creativity to the fullest and at the end you end up laughing for no special reason. I chose to make one out of jeans. Love them, took me awhile but they’re just the most comfortable trousers ever. My friend made one out of jersey, also very comfortable and stylish. I love days like this. Full of creativity and hanging out with great people!
The author of Socialdress Marija Mojce Pungerčar uses the term “social dress” for clothing that has an integrative effect in terms of community. The Socialdress workshops spread knowledge about clothes making, at the same time reinforcing awareness about the consequences of globalization to the Slovenian textile industry, and about the gradual disappearance of craft skills. At Socialdress workshops they create functional items of clothing with a lot of soul that are easy to make as well. An important part of the workshops is an exchange of stories and experiences. In this way they create and propagate the Socialdress brand label. You cannot buy a Socialdress dress in a shop, you can only make it yourself.
If you are in Ljubljana, come and visit their work included into ”word for word without words” exhibition at City Art Gallery Ljubljana. It will be open till the end of October. Thank you girls!
Sep 30 by Danijel