Finalists IDEAMODA: Gloria Dimitrova

IDEAMODA finalist - Gloria Dimitrova

Gloria Dimitrova has graduated in BA and MA in NBU and during her Diploma Semester she studied at IED Barcelona. In 2016 she founded her brand-PROVOCATIVE , with which she participated in more than 7 international fashion weeks. Her bachelor's collection is included in the section of the Italian VOGUE- VOGUE talents, and some of the collections of the brand are taken in a several editorials of magazines, including LA fashion magazine, Tantalum magazine, GQ Italia, Diva and others. In September 2017 PROVOCATIVE won an international award at the MAD MOOD MILAN Fashion Design Talents Competition 2017. Inspiration for her collections she found in different cultures, eras, styles, movies, music and personalities. The idea of the collection with which she participates in the competition is to present a contemporary collection of designer garments inspired by an ancient Bulgarian custom celebrated more than 8000 years ago. The accent in the collection is entirely hand-knit oversize outwear made of 100% pure wool produced in Bulgaria. The accessories are also handmade with woven items and decoration from natural materials - wood, crystal, stone. The collection is entirely sustainable and aims to recreate the balance between contrasts as a modern design inspired by antique rituals and costumes, in a modern vision made with some of the oldest techniques of garment manufacture, preserving the traditions of both the workmanship and the materials used.

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