One of my favorite designers, actually, my favorite designer worldwide is UroÅ¡ BelantiÄ. I met him 11 years ago, when i was in my student days working a part time job in a Chinese restaurant in old town centre of Ljubljana, Slovenia. I immediately fell in love with his sensibility and attention to details. At that time he was creating for a Slovenian brand Vodeb, and later he established his own brand Oktober and created a romantic revolution.
He cooperated with different companies, one of those is Gorenje, Slovenian – international top producer of home appliances, for whose Swarowski kitchen collection he created one of the most attractive aprons I’ve ever seen and tried on. This apron is a hit also in Russia, and among others Jade Jagger has it too. For Gorenje he created also a very cool T-shirt Hot & Cool â€“ when sensing your body heat the â€˜heatersâ€™ on the T-shirt start glowing, and a luxurious shopping bag.
We have been able to see his creations on Hollywood stars as Carmen Electra for example. UroÅ¡â€™s impressive work was spotted also by Faycal Amor, owner of French prÃªt-a-porter fashion brand Plein Sud, who invited UroÅ¡ to become a part of his creative team with the aim to refresh the brand image and give it some new ideas and freshness, which Iâ€™m positive UroÅ¡ will be able to achieve perfectly. UroÅ¡, who is a design and brand consultant for Plein Sud, currently works on three collections, all in highest price range, compared to Armani, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana. He is working on the main collection and jeans collection, currently creating collection Plein Sud Spring/Summer 2009, which will be presented first time to business partners / buyers at the end of June, and we will be able to see to collection on prÃªt-a-porter fashion market at the end of September. Iâ€™m already looking forward to it!