Draž Knitwear Studio

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Pletilni studio Draž
http://www.draz.si/
tudraz@siol.net
Gornji trg 9, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 426 6041
RegionSI-1
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This knitwear design studio, located in Ljubljana Old Town, was founded in 1991 by Urška Draž and Tomaž Draž. Their mother Karolina bought first knitting machine in 1988. In 1991 they started to research and experiment with knitting techniques, new ways of using colour, structure and design, and sculptural techniques. Urška Draž studied at the Department of Textiles, University of Ljubljana and in 1997 took advanced studies in fashion knitwear design at Nottingham Trent University, UK. In 2004 she graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Ljubljana. Tomaž Draž studied design at the Open University in London.

Draž Studio also collaborates with other artists: in 2006 a new collection called Inventura by Aleksandra Vajd was introduced, using old elements of Draž Studio knitwear with certain pieces of clothes (coats, skirts, dresses).

Fashion shows, performances and international presentations

Their first fashion show was at the Fashion Bazaar, Cankarjev dom in 1991, and in 1992 they started to export their products to Ireland and Great Britain. Then in 1996 Urška Draž participated in the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean in Lisbon.

Draž Studio has created costume design for several dance and theatre performances, including Ladomir Faktura directed by Marko Peljhan (1995). Their creations also received the highest awards at Fashion News in Opatija, Croatia in 1995, and at the Eastern Europe Designers Competition in Budapest in 1997. In 2007 their work was selected as the Best Design Product 2007 at the Month of Design in Ljubljana.


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