Croatia’s rising Fashion Star debuts during London Fashion Week during Fashions Finest

Croation engineer Olya Sookie knew during an early age that she wanted to design, so she chose Fine Arts High School in Split, study industrial design. She graduated high propagandize in 2009, with her devise being Papillon Discoteque – that won a second esteem during a inhabitant muster of connoisseur projects in design: IDIVA 2009. This gave her a possibility to vaunt her work during a International satisfactory of innovation, new ideas, products, and technologies – ARCA 2009.

Olya graduated in product pattern from Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. Over a years she worked on opposite projects, trimming from industrial pattern to a sum opposite; singular design. Many of her projects were successfully realised and exhibited. They are glorious examples of successful collaborations between students and companies. One of those projects was a partnership between Japanese Embassy and a Academy, that resulted in Olya’s “Sookie Doll” being exhibited in Japan in 2013.

Her stream work is divided on Olya Sookie Home, handmade ceramic and also building her possess conform code “Nephilim”. Nephilim showcased during her initial conform uncover during BAFE (Balkan Art Fashion Event) in Belgrade, Dec 2015.
In Apr 2016. Olya participated during a Designer Fair in Zadar, with her works in ceramics, lamps and coffee tables.

In Dec 2016, she also showcased her wardrobe line during a ReDesign Me show, hosted by Circular de la Mode in Zagreb.

Olya Sookie started 2017 with her being enclosed in lookbook of Croatian designers by conform portal She was invited to mixed conform weeks such as Milano Fashion Week, Paris Haute Couture Week, Autumn Fashion uncover on stream Seine in Paris, Maldives – Catwalk on H2O and Dubai Fashion Week. Her conform brand, Nephilim, became a partial of London height NOTJUSTALABEL (NJAL), that discovers and promotes distinguished new designers. Additionally, Olya Sookie, perceived a personal invitation to be a partial of prestigious general pattern foe „A Design Awards“ an offer from  British Vogue to write a square about her work and code Nephilim. In Sep 2017 Olya’s conform code Nephilim was a partial of Fall Fashion Show In Zagreb and subsequently published and featured in several magazines and portals. In a final year, there were 17 articles and 4 general printed editorial publications about Olya and her code Nephilim. She achieved glorious team-work with general photographers such as Alexandra Khlon (Namibia, Afrika) and Maja Topčagić (BIH). We held adult with this trailblazing designer.


What 3 traits conclude you?  

Passionate, ambitious, determined.

What are a biggest hurdles in your career?

I trust that a biggest plea in my career is my geographical location. It creates it formidable to come by half of a materials we wish to realize my ideas. Second to that is my product chain in a domestic and unfamiliar market. But we am propitious to be vital in a digital age where it is easy to benefaction my work to a wider audience. It helps greatly.

Where does your impulse come from?

The impulse for a work is Burning Man festival and Cyberpunk as a genre. A common line is their extremism and changeable bounds in expression, living, and creativity. Initial thought and enterprise is to benefaction a conform of subcultural style, manifested in examples that have a smell of sculptural art and minister to experimenting with conform itself. My adore for dance and mysticism has desirous me to emanate a conform collection for people who adore to be a small bit on the furious character of self-expression. Name Nephilim has contributed to cultured stress of a operation itself.  Although Nephilim has some-more meanings, I  select it due to a illustration of Gods offspring, half angels, and half warriors.  My Goal is to make each lady feel that she can be a soldier and nonetheless feel boundless and angelic, as one autarchic being should.

How did we get into being a conform designer?

I finished adult as a conform engineer by chance. My whole preparation was noted by industrial and product design. we spent 9 years surrounded by such projects and never even crossed my mind that we will have anything to do with fashion. For my graduation project, we select to work with ceramics and that´s when a turnaround happened. Due to health problems with tendons in my arm, we was incompetent to do anything with my hands that compulsory pointing and a ethereal hold for over half a year, let alone to work with clay. we was not prepared to wait so prolonged for my recovery. we wanted to connoisseur and start building my career as shortly as possible, so we started to demeanour for alternatives, something that we could work on true away. Somehow, totally spontaneous, an thought was shaped in my conduct to emanate my initial unpractical collection, that would be formed on what would I, as a dancer, adore to wear to festivals. As shortly as we began work on this new devise we started realising how many love, passion and uninformed new ideas we had. Soon after initial conform uncover feedbacks arrived for this new devise they were all certain so I  motionless to continue my work. Still, we never deserted product design, and now we have separate my work into two, conform and ceramics.


Do you have a Muse you wish you could see wearing your designs?

A lady we would like to see in my designs is Gina Harrison. we only adore her cultured and altogether impression. But we don’t have any sold muse, we wish to see all a accumulation „one of a kind“  form a lady in my designs.

Do you have a story you are particularly fond of, from the early years of your career?

Very dear to me, is a one how conform connected dual persons from totally opposite tools of a world. Me and photographer, Alexandra  Klohn from Africa. As I  was browsing a forum for conform designers in Croatia we stumbled on a post from Lexi K. It was an proclamation that she is a conform photographer that is entrance to Croatia that summer and anyone that was meddlesome in partnership should hit her. After checking her work I  was enraptured and motionless to call her. Since a initial Skype call, we realised that we had a good vibe between us. we motionless to entice her to be my guest and to emanate smashing conform art together. Following her arrival, really shortly, we realised that we both found a artistic soulmates. We detected that we were innate in a same year, 5 days apart, we are same horoscope pointer and we are utterly identical in all aspects of life! In a end, we connected so tighten that she motionless to stay for 3 weeks instead of one. During that time, we combined a lot of pleasing things and fake a loyalty for life. We both felt like we found a prolonged mislaid best friend. And to consider it is all interjection to fashion.

What are your plans for the future?

There are a lot of ideas that I  wish to move to life, though many of all, we wish to use my pattern to leave an impact and minister to a village as many as we can. My work is not only about me. It is about people that will wear it, about them being means to feel great.  It is about all a people that  we can yield a workplace for if and when I  turn successful adequate to sinecure someone. we wish to be a partial of visionaries and artistic people that can make a change. we trust that it is a duty, for us who have a ability to create, to do a best to make a certain change in this universe in one approach or a other. My devise for a destiny is to turn achieved adequate to be means to make a poignant change if zero in my margin of expertise. Start with yourself and your surrounding and make a best of it. One step during a time!

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