ELENA BANNAIA

ELENA BANNAIA

Second place of Z Generation Young Designers Contest, Chișinău, 2018 

I find my inspiration in people around me and in their stories, which encourage me to be creative and unconventional. I am a humble person, and I went speechless when I learned that I would I would represent young talents of my country at the Contest. I am honored. It resonates strongly with me as not only a designer, but as a human being. As a designer I aim to blur the lines between masculinity and femininity, this subject reflects my artistic identity. I designed this collection based on the concept of acceptance of who you are. The life is full of contrasts, that is what I wanted to reflect in my collection. Sharp shapes combined with soft and fluid lines represent subjectivity of perception and diversity of thinking. I believe that every piece of cloth should tell a story, otherwise it becomes just another dress in your wardrobe. Story telling is not just a modern trend, it holds the future for the fashion industry. 

IYDC Elena Bannaia 6