Marija Kulusic, freelance fashion designer

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We are glad today to be able to share with you the work of Marija Kulusic, a fashion designer based in Croatia. We are sure you will be inspired by her unique work, as much as we are.

Marija Kulusic is a womenswear and accessories ready-to-wear fashion designer born and currently based in Zagreb, Croatia. Behind her design there is always a story around which she creates a collection rooted in one of her interests.

Her attention is especially focused on sophisticated hand finished details and delicate fabric techniques that require time. Fabrics are often finished by hand and customized in various ways.

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Can you tell us about yourself?

Marija Kulusic

I wish someone had answered this question for me, but in a nutshell; simple, sensitive, self-effacing, clumsy, passionate traveler, sometimes playful, calm person, a lover of fashion, architecture and music, and art in general. Freelance fashion designer living in Zagreb, Croatia.

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Why did you choose fashion?

Marija Kulusic

In fashion I feel I can have some sort of journal through my work to keep track what happened to me during one period of life-where was I and what was I thinking about.

I feel like I can have a voice or make an impact on people to choose responsibly and think more about what are they buying, how does that item impacts entire society and nature. Fashion is such a strong way of showing your personality, what amazes me is how it shows us so much about history- full of codes and hidden meanings.

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What are your inspirations to create your collections?

Marija Kulusic

I am encouraged by almost everything that surrounds me. It’s always been an art I’m never indifferent to, than there are people-passangers that leave an impact on me, situations, new experiences and travels. All sort of art forms move me.

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A word about your last collection?

Marija Kulusic

The collection was created in the time of pandemic, in the last few months. I was thinking a lot about all these mixed emotions of uncertainty and fear going through my head.

Then I realized the best I can do now is to let it all come out in any way possible. One way was to do it through the collection. It is a small collection made of classic pieces with a twisted element and cut outs showing the inner layers and skin through the surface. Collection was mostly made from Italian deadstock fabrics and other natural fabrics as wool, cashmere, cotton, and silk. Silk used for the details was finished by hand, dyed naturally which result in unique yellow golden hues. Linen used for the details is antique linen made around 70 years ago on a loom in Croatia. Leather used in the collection is a waste leather from food industry.

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How do you describe your brand?

Marija Kulusic

Womenswear focused on timeless and responsible design with the element of surprise.

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Do you have other plans beside your brands?

Marija Kulusic

At this moment I want to go more day by day since it’s very hard to make bigger plans with this pandemic situation. That kind of attitude keeps me more relaxed.

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What advice would you give to our readers who want to achieve their goals and dreams?

Marija Kulusic

To try their best to stay present and then they will give their best. To remind themselves that the love they have for themself is the most important one and then they can share it with the world and the universe will reply.

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Can you give 5 names who inspire you?

Marija Kulusic

Mother, sister, and friends. That is more than 5.

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Has it been difficult to work during the pandemic?

Marija Kulusic

It has been rough and challenging but I can’t say it was the worst. Fashion is not a priority in these hard times so my business dropped significantly. This period has taught me a lot and made me rethink some of my choices. Some great things happened that will soon be revealed.

You can follow Marija on her Instagram account to be updated on her new projects coming soon.

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