Uniforms of staff at the Slovenian pavilion at Expo Milan 2015
Ljubljana, 15 April - A public procurement was published for the design and making of uniforms of the staff working at the Slovenian pavilion for six months at the Expo Milan 2015 exhibition (1 May - 31 October 2015). Assist. Prof. Sonja Šterman designed the winning image of clothes.
The clothes were made by the company Moda MI & LAN. The accessories in the form of lace were made by students and staff of the Chair of Textile Materials and Design at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Maribor.
The uniforms of the Slovenian pavilion staff in Milan will also be presented during Ljubljana Fashion Week between 12 and 15 April 2015 in the centre of Ljubljana. The best student designer presented at the student fashion show will be able to present his or her collection at the Slovenian pavilion in Milan.
During the world exhibition, an event featuring Slovenian fashion will be organised in the Slovenian pavilion. After all, Milan is considered the world fashion capital.
When designing the concept of the uniform, the main theme of the Expo Milan 2015, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", was observed, including Slovenia's presentation and its motto "I feel SLOVEnia, Green. Active. Healthy".
The clothes include medium to dark grey top clothing items (dress, jacket and trousers), green T-shirts and light grey shirts. Unique accessories were made by sewing forms onto water-soluble fabric. The accessories for women are in the shape of Slovenia, while strips of lace resembling ties are for men.
The asymmetry of the rhomboid logo of "I feel SLOVEnia" was the basis for designing the lines which appear on clothes and are accentuated with decorative green seams. Relating to the main topic of the exhibition - food - the intersections of these lines represent cultivated areas.
The logo "I feel SLOVEnia" is on the left side of the uniform, which is further variegated with green lace in accordance with the visual identity of the country's brand "I feel SLOVEnia".
The lace was not made in the usual way, but with a technique based on sewing onto water-soluble fabric. This lace-making process is very creative. The lace was made by 18 students and 6 lecturers at the Chair of Textile Materials and Design in the Laboratory for Clothing Engineering and Physiology and Construction of Garments.
Each piece of lace is unique and conveys its own story (e.g. Slovenia's rivers, forests, regions and local characteristics, e.g. wine, fish, wheat ears). It can be worn in different ways. The original creative manufacturing of individual pieces of laces in the shape of Slovenia took as many as 40 hours; a lot of effort, knowledge, detail and patience were put into these unique products.
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