aw 11/12 _ labyrinth _ menswear

design: n i O k a by Nika Ravnik
photo: Aljoša Kravanja & Aleša Velikonja
make-up & hair: Ema Bavcon / MUD / www.mud.si
models: Luka Seme & Grega Zakrajšek
shoes: United Nude / www.parsus.si

_ the inspiration for this collection came from labyrinths, attractive because of their mystical and mysterious elements.
I focused on the labyrinth as a symbol, a geometric form, as a method of construction, and as a complex system with various options. This is reflected in the collection through the use of two-dimensional, as well as in three-dimensional, forms of clothing, textures, and patterns.
I was playing with ways of cutting material, geometric interweaving, and arrangement of fabric/knitting, on the system of a chosen labyrinth. In this way peculiar patterns were created. The labyrinth's detail appears on the garments, but the final result differentiates due of the use of various techniques and materials.
I mainly wanted to create a wearable and timeless collection with details that leave a lasting impression.
niOka menswear collection is a novelty - designed entirely by myself for the first time.

_ available at studio/showroom n i O k a & SREDA (Institute for design), Ajdovšcina underpass, Ljubljana, Slovenia / or by order, in other colours and sizes also / www.sreda.si

_ made in Slovenia (EU)

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