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.
NATURE IS MAGIC
Depth, pure energy, the formulation of an existence without limits. Nature is inspiration, a three-dimensional dialogue stripped of barriers and human conceptions that falls in everyday life as a refuge. It is from this narrative that Nature is Magic is born, Kolovrat's manifesto to our condition as part of a movement that has the return to nature the only way.
The collection is governed by a deconstructive motto, starting with oversized silhouettes and three-piece suits, where each piece can live in various forms, bringing a new look on the concept of classic. Checkered and camouflage patterns merge into pieces of wool and cotton with details cut and punched into the fabric. Blue, green, orange or gray rule the theme and fill a tailoring bet that doesn’t obey the rule.
Having freedom as the maxim, and nature as the key, Kolovrat started from the quasi-magical figure of forest components, particularly mushrooms, and used them as a symbol of universality and rapprochement between people. With Nature is Magic, the designer alternates between the figure of the real and the surreal, giving us the important thing: a safe place, with no stereotypes or classes, where the drawing fluidity drinks without pretensions.