Bosnian born designer with a background in cinema and fashion, Lidija Kolovrat defines her language through deconstruction, urban culture and arts, being recognized as a prominent artist in Portugal and regularly exhibiting video-art and installations in galleries and museums.
As the head designer of Kolovrat, Lidija’s personal vision and dynamic are materialized in the unique fashion collections she creates and seasonally shows at ModaLisboa - Lisboa Fashion Week.
Her true passion is to dress people, taking the time needed to understand the present cultural environment, so she can create meaningful garments to all of those who seek a differentiated style, in tune with their true, inner self.
In every bit of optimism there’s this ephemeral energy that draws us closer. The gap through which society lets itself breathe, believing that the future will be better. Today, the questions are on the table, and the answers cannot accept the rule or obey it. In the SS20, Kolovrat challenges us to think of actions, confronting the outcome of our existence in a collection that acts as a cry of interconnectedness.
The elements of destruction are contrasted with the beauty of the construction process. Piece by piece, we are guided to the visual recycling that inspires it, transforming what we perceived as disposable into a manifest of hope for tomorrow. Paradoxes are constant in creativity: if on the one hand we are buried in literal and metaphorical pollution, we move toward its cleaner opposite, where energy fields and memories run simultaneously.
It is then in the hardness of the pattern that lies the innocence of color. Each coordinate flourishes in its own genderless existence. Dressed in loose, straight silhouettes, they coexist with draped coats and blazers, oversized T-shirts, and loose-fitting trench coats of lightweight fabric that remind us of an inner dialogue: can trash be beautiful? Is there a cure at the other side?
That is the question the SS20 collection wants to answer. How do we change, who do we follow, who do we trust? In the end, distortion has a creative opposite. And it is through him that Kolovrat shows us the future.