Zoran Dobric’s SS22 collection was inspired by Op Art from the 60s and Constructivism. The minimal colour palette of black and white allows the textures and geometric patterns to stand out. A moire effect inspired the development of the original textile designs which lends an artisanal feel to the collection. Some of the designs feature pleating which was meticulously folded by hand, heat set, and printed at the same time using a sublimation technique. Laser cutting was employed to create intricate and rich textures.
The garment pattern pieces were digitized in order to generate accurate print placements and eliminate waste. A lot of research and experimentation went into discovering various folding and pleating techniques and to perfectly line up laser cutting with the digital prints. All items were sustainably and ethically made in Canada.
Prints, pleating, and laser cutting were developed in collaboration with the research team at Toronto’s Fashion Exchange (FX). The FX fosters innovative, ethical, and environmentally and socially sustainable production and assists women gain entrance and employment in the fashion industry, which really resonates with Zoran.
Photography: Brian P. H. Lau @still_alive.bry
Model: Fatouma, Icon Model Mgmt. @fatoumamoctar
Stylist: Bulgun Bulia Puteeva @bulia_fashionator
Art Direction: Stephen Severn @stephensevern
Mua: Judith Parrish @judithparrishto
Production and technical research: @fashionexchangefx
Special thanks to:
Fashion Exchange director Marilyn McNeil-Morin @3mmcneil
and the FX research team:
Marysol Kim @ateliermarysolkim
Claudia Gordilho @claudiagordilho
Mariana Custodio @_macustudio_