Cro-A- Porter fashion held in Zagreb

time: 16.04.2009. - 18.04.2009.
The 13th Cro-A- Porter fashion event opened on Thursday in Zagreb with Ana Marija Brkic and her fashion brand A'Marie. This year, Cro-A- Porter was held under the name "Deconstruct/Reconstruct." During the three-day Croatian fashion spectacle, more than twenty domestic designers presented their collections for the current and upcoming seasons.

Among the designers were Teo Peric and MAK, Ani Ani, Arileo, Ivana Popovic, Ivona Martinko, Martina Felje, XD Ksenije Vrbanic, Borisa Pavlina, Budoir, Matija Vuica, Alduk and Jacic, Marina Design, Hippy Garden, Zigman, Tihomir Krznaric, Fjabi, Ivan Ledenko feat. Djordje Smajlovic and ELFS.

The third night was reserved for French fashion star Ora Ito and Indian designer Manish Arora, the daily Novi list has reported.

Ito designs for Heineken, Adidas, Ogo, Artemide, B&B, Capellini, L'Oréal, Toyota, LaCie, Danone, Christofle, Ballantine's, Sagem and Davidoff. Ito gave a lecture during the day and  performed as a DJ in Zagreb night club The Best in the evening.

Arora’s works have been exhibited at the Nivea Cro A Porte fashion Gallery.

Cro-A- Porter fashion art director and founder Viktot Drago said he was extremely satisfied by his success in attracting numerous well-known fashion names, especially Arora’s. Arora has worked for Britney Spears and Kate Perry, and his creations can be bought in 75 shops abroad. He has also designed for Reebok, cosmetic company MAC and Swatch. Manish participated in the Miami Fashion Week May 2005, where he was presented with the designer’s choice-for-best collection award.

(Source: Croatian Times

(D.H., 20.04.2009)