Continuing on our series of interviews, designer Zoran Dobric gives us some insights to his designs and inspirations:
Lace Print Dress (Zoran Dobric)
Q: Who is your intended audience?
Zoran Dobric: Individualistic, art inspired, and personal.
Q: How and why did you get into the fashion business?
ZD: It's about the frame of mind, not so much about the customers’ age and occupation. People that like my work are usually intellectual, non-conformist, artistic and creative individuals that have a distinct sense of personal style.
Q: Who or what is your design inspiration?
ZD: My grandma was a seamstress, so I naturally picked up love for fashion and art from her.
Q: What material do you prefer to work with?
ZD: Different types of silks as well as natural fabrics such as cotton, silk and wool.
Q: Do you have a favorite design/collection from your work?
ZD: It's always the one I am currently working on.
Q: Who are your favorite designers?
ZD: Probably a mix of Dries Van Noten, Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto and Rick Owens.
Q: What do you think about the Canadian fashion scene / industry?
ZD: We have many talented designers in Canada, but overall there should be more support for the business and PR side of their business.
Q: What do you think is the next big trend to lookout for?
ZD: Ethical manufacturing and environmentally conscious fashion I would hope...
Q: What is your number one style tip(s) or advice?
ZD: Individuality and personal style is the formula for an interesting and attractive look. Fashion dies, but style is forever.
To view and purchase some of Zoran's pieces on Ukamaku, click here.
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