Jana Zornik is a fashion artefact designer and maker merging craft and artistic sensibility into original, unique body-related objects.
She works at the intersection between fashion, craft and fine art. Her style is romantic and bold with an emphasis on material exploration, incorporating and translating found pieces of objects or nature into her work. Her practice is process and concept led. Zornik tackles areas of emotional states, identities and memories delivering an intimate reconsideration of ordinary life. From fashion adornments to abstract accessories and narrative-based fantasy objects to perfume bottles and jewellery, the function of her pieces is to inspire and explore the imagination, creating emotional contact through a personal narrative crafted into the object.
Zornik graduated from London College of Fashion in MA Fashion Artefact and holds another MA in Fashion and Textile Design from the Faculty of Natural sciences and Engineering in Ljubljana with additional training at the Design Skolen Kolding and the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.
Her work has received many prizes and recognitions including:
Sarabande : The Alexander McQueen foundation (2019);
International Talent Support: Fashion Accessories and Artwork, finalist (2016),
ITS Swatch Artwork prize, winner (2016);
Lidewij Edelkoort's Talent 2009, participant;
Fashion Matters award, winner;
Fashion Matters bursary, receiver;
Better Lives Procter & Gamble Award, receiver;
Award for Contributions to Sustainable Development of Society from the Slovenian Human Resources and Scholarship Funds;
The Special Achievement Award from University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Science and Engeneering.
She has exhibited:
Burberry's temporary gallery space - Mayfair, Sarabande: House of Bandits, London, UK (2020);
Virtual Shoe Museum, internet: https://virtualshoemuseum.com/ (2020);
London Craft Week, Shelter boutique, Shoes have names, London, UK (2020);
National Museum of Decorative Arts, Why What Who, Buenos Aires, ARG (2019);
Museum of Architecture and Design, Creators, Ljubljana, SI (2019);
YKK London Showroom, Extra-ordinary rituals, London, UK (2018);
ArcelorMittal Orbit, Royal visit for the Olympic Project, London, UK (2016);
International Talent Support, The 15th: Utopia, Trieste, IT (2016);
Month of Design Ljubljana, SI (2012);
Designhuis, Lidewij Edelkoort’s Talent 2009, Eindhoven, NDL (2009).
While producing her own collectable items, she works cross-disciplinary applying her practice to different creative areas and brands. Her professional experience in design varies from:
Fashion Artefacts for Young Fashion brands,
Product design at Swatch (2016-2017),
Jewellery design at Swatch Group (2017),
Costume design at the Slovene National Theatre (2013/2014).
She possesses the ability to make artistically and fashionably intriguing items.
Open to creative commissions, collaborations.
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