SLADANA KRSTIC was only six years old when she drew dolls on sheets of paper and then dabbled in creating clothes to dress them up as best she could. Her first sketch came to life when she was still a young girl. Whilst attending middle school, she loved spending time drawing
and making fashion figures.Later, understanding that she needed to follow the artistic road – particularly the fashion one – she decided to enroll in the Art Institute of Modern Arts and Design in Split, Croatia, becoming a graphic designer. She later studied stylism, modeling, tailoring, and hand-embroidery in Rome, at the prestigious Altieri Academy.
Sladana has a complete training that allows her to realise every creation step-by-step, starting from the technical drawing (the plat) to go to the realisation of the pattern, then to the part of modeling and, finally, to the final realisation in tailoring, where she packs and refines each of her garments. While deeply in love with fashion, Krstic has never forgotten her other great love: painting. She uses the fabrics of her collections as if they were paintings on canvas.
She adores, in fact, the technique of painting on cloth using, in particular, the use of 3D colours that give volume and three-dimensionality to her clothes. Moreover, being a skilled embroiderer with a notable aesthetic sense, she manages to make her fabrics even more precious, and consequently, her creations are truly unique.
Therefore, her greatest desire is to see her clothes /paintings worn by people. Sladana Krstic loves street fashion and always tries to harmoniously combine clothes and colours that are incompatible with each other.
At a recent fashion show in Malta, hosted by the Malta Chamber of Fashion at Verdala, Sladana launched a colourful collection with the aim of enhancing every woman’s individuality and giving strength to their personality, exposing passion and emotion. Sladana incorporated nature with the addition of hats. The clothes were also worked
with details that recall nature, plants, and leaves -using linen, sect, and fine nappa. The colour palette is very bright – a riot of colours just like spring. Colour is the main protagonist of art and of our daily life. The colours are given a power that transmits
feelings to people and strongly depicts our reality.
The meaning of colours stimulates the interest of many, and the curiosity to know what they can tell about us.
Colours allow us to do something that we can’t do with verbal language – they allow us to express our emotions, They are direct emotions, not an attempt to describe them or to approximate them. Think about how sad, gloomy, and dull the world would become without
colours. Think of how many feelings and how many emotions we will be forced to give up. Think about what the world would be without colours.
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