Jana Zornik is an award-winning fashion artefact designer and a current studio resident at Sarabande: The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation.
She graduated from London College of Fashion in MA Fashion Artefact and holds an MSc in Fashion and Textile Design from Faculty of Natural sciences and Engineering in Ljubljana.
Jana is interested in creating items connected to the body and the human. Telling stories, expressing emotions, identities and states of mind. These pieces are most often seen as poetic inventions, emotionally interactive body adornments.
Their initial function is to inspire and nurture the imagination.
Jana is fascinated by materials. In her practice, she combines the discarded and the valued in order to enhance each other. She designs along as she goes and gets inspired by materials themselves and hands-on studio processes. She possesses the ability to see ordinary things in a different way, shaping them into artistically and fashionably beautiful fragile items. Playing is the core part of her creative practice. The play is guided by the field of research and vice versa. Both are informing each other.
The nature of her work is interdisciplinary and her practice is applicable to different creative areas. So far she worked as Body accessories & Jewellery designer for Catwalks and Fashion presentations / Freelance Jewellery designer @The Swatch Group / Product designer at Swatch / Costume designer @ Slovenian National Theatre / Propman @ Slovenian national TV / Internshiped @ Phoebe English while producing her own projects.
Studio resident @ Sarabande, Alexander Lee Mcqueen Foundation /
International Talent Support 2016:
ITS Accessories and ITS Artwork, finalist /
ITS Swatch Artwork, winner /
Fashion Matters Postgraduate Bursary /
The Fashion Matters MA Awards /
Better Lives Procter & Gamble Award /
The Special Achievement Award, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Science and Engineering /
Award for the contribution to Sustainable Development of Society by Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund.
YKK London Showroom, July-September 2018, London, UK /
Royal Visit, The ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Project 2016, London, UK /
International Talent Support, 2016, Trieste, IT /
LCF MA Show, Victoria house, 2016, London, UK /
Month of Design, 2012, Ljubljana, SI /
"Talent 2009” curated by Lidewij Edelkoort, Designhuis, Eindhoven, Netherlands .
Creative direction: Kairos studio
Art direction: Sebastian Vargas
Design and Typeface: Nolan Paparelli
Website: Lukas Stocklin and Pablo Perez
Films: Sebastian Vargas, Pablo Perez, Erika Marthins
Photographers: Cécilia Poupon, Clara Giaminardi, Helga, Michelle Marshall
Models: Noémie Balazs, Lucy Feng, Laura @ Named Models
Stylist: Cynthia Lawrence-John
Hair stylists: Hirokasu Endo, Ana Lazovski
Make-up artist: Jaimee Thomas
Little marta pictures for Vogue: Coordinated by Sara Maino