Visionary designer Gordana Radic will present her
latest couture fashion collection on Friday, February 9, 2007 at 6:00
p.m. Part of
Couture Fashion Week, the fashion show will be held at the
world-famous Waldorf-Astoria, Empire Room, 301 Park Avenue (between 49th
and 50th Streets), New York City.
A highly creative juxtaposition of
technical expertise and her signature fashion design philosophy of
"disguised sensuality", Ms. Radic's Autumn/Winter 2007 collection is
entitled "Magic Night" and is dedicated to woman in love: her
everlasting wish to conquer and aspiration to be conquered. Black, black
and black again; color of the night, color of the universe and color of
the secret. Glittering gold detailing represents the reflection of her
inner glow, the spark of hidden fire in the magic night. Lines of
dresses follow the natural beauty and variety of the female silhouette.
Lines range from clear and tough to soft and flattering, from strictly
professional to young and playful, all with the single purpose of
highlighting the wearer's own unique image. Fabrics are selectively
chosen according to the concept of the design. Silks, taffetas, and both
soft and bold satins combine with organza and lace in an array of
creative design options. Touches of pliss
, ruffles or unexpected
structures contribute to the richness of certain ensembles along with
custom accessories. A few garments, like suit jackets and coats, are
made of high quality wool cloth.
Golden embroidery elevates the
entire collection, hand crafted onto dresses and replicating original
Croatian national costume embroidery patterns. These distinctive designs
originated in Slavonia, the western region of Croatia, where exquisite
embroidery has flourished over many centuries. Ms. Radic, who has a
passion for the preservation of Croatian heritage and costume
traditions, has taken traditional rural motifs and integrated them into
designs that carry a new urban spirit and sophisticated elegance. This
concept is the foundation for Ms. Radic's participation in the "Future
of the Past" project sponsored by UNESCO in which the designer is
working to preserve cultural identity in the new global world order.
"In this collection, I am exploring
the complex emotions of a woman in love," says the designer. "The sweet
happy, energetic and rapturous on one side, and vulnerable,
confused and somewhat insecure on the other. But she is sure in one
thing: being irresistible and seductive... walking in the clouds, she is
ready to become the queen of the magic night."
A native of Croatia, Gordana Radic
originally studied to be a veterinarian, earning a degree in Biology
from the University of Zagreb. Her focus soon turned to fashion,
however, and in 1989 she opened her flagship boutique in Split,
specializing in custom designs. Since then, Ms. Radic has continued her
steady ascent in the fashion field, participating in such events as
Couture Fashion Week New York, IGEDO in Dussledorf, Prestige in Dubai,
Vancouver Fashion Week in Canada, and International Fashion Festival
3000 in Pula. She has lent her formidable talents to such projects as
the "Croatian Woman" series of fashion shows across the United States to
raise funds for equipment for Croatian hospitals; an exclusive fashion
show for FIFA members and VIP guests during the World Cup festivities in
1998 in Vittel, France; and "Paris in Split", which included a fashion
show by Parisian couturier Izet Curi. Ms. Radic has been the official
designer of several Croatian beauty pageants, and the recipient of the
"Golden Flower" award at the prestigious "Euro Top Fashion" event. Ms.
Radic has also been a fashion columnist and critic.
Gordana Radic's designs are sold in
fine stores in Italy, France, Austria, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar,
Croatia, Bosnia and Herzogovina, and Serbia.
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