about

sanijarejaaske


Originating from the area of Goriška Brda, Sanija Reja Aske was always surrounded by nature and tradition. Being raised in a family who deals with agriculture and wine making plays a big part in her search for inspiration. A lot of it comes from simply observing things. From interesting people in the heart of Ljubljana where she lives now to noticing how trees move in the summer breeze. She is most drawn to the things and details that other people seem to miss of find irrelevant. There is also her love for all things connected with history which was one on the main reasons she decided to take art residency in Vienna, one of the most historically enriched cities in Europe. One month of living abroad and being surrounded with secession on every corner left a big mark on her and on the collections that followed.

Studying at NTF (Faculty of Sciences and engineering) in the department of textile and fashion design lead her to become a part of Young @ Squat crew, a group of talented and promising young designers who had quite a big influence on the fashion industry in Slovenia. Their collaboration took them all over Europe. From fashion shows in countries of former Yugoslavia to Dutch Maastricht and making their round all the way to an exhibition called Between Sense and Sanity that was held in London, Dublin and Wales organized by the Embassy of Slovenia. This was their debut collection on the International Fashion Showcase held by the British Council and British Fashion Council. Being in touch with her roots came in handy when Sanija took part in the exhibition and symposium called R.E.D – Roots of European Design dealing with connections in design between the past and the present time.

Lately the designer spends her time between Slovenia’s capital- Ljubljana, where she does most of her work and her home town in Goriška Brda that fill her with the inspiration she needs. Sanija continues to evolve and so does her collections which gotten more and more feminine in the past few seasons but still hold that roughness that can be seen in her leather belts and harnesses which have kind of become her signature sign.


EXPOS, SHOWS, AWARDS

2017

– LJFW Ljubljana Fashion week Spring/Summer collection Gin’s, Ljubljana

2016

– LJFW Ljubljana Fashion week Autumn/Winter collection ViennaWien, Ljubljana
– LJFW Ljubljana Fashion week Resort collection Buona Serata Marla!, Ljubljana

2015

– LJFW Ljubljana Fashion week, Spring/Summer collection Cinderella in Wonderland, Ljubljana
– Fashion exhibition for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Award, Ljubljana
– Art & Culture residency, Vienna

2014

– Fashion week Aquafresh MA degree collection Årsgång, Ljubljana
– Fashion show Project Begunec, Ljubljana
– Korenine evropskega oblikovanja, R.E.D., mednarodni projekt, Ljubljana

2013

– Textile exhibition in Slovenian Ethnographic Museum under the mentorship of prof. Marije Jenko
– Fashion show Young@Squat, FASHIONCLASH, Maastricht

2012

– Philips Fashion Week Ljubljana a/w 2012/13
– Philips Fashion Week Ljubljana s/s 2013
– Exhibition Mesec oblikovanja: Rastlinjak Mode, Ljubljana
– Exhibition Radar, Maribor 2012
– Award Trend (Young@Squat)
– Fashion show Dove, Fashion.hr teden mode (young@Squat)
– Exhibition in Gallery ŠKUC, Ljubljana
– Costume design for theater childrens play in Goriška Brda

2011

– Collaboration with Mercator for designin innovative project and patterns
– Collaboration with Arcadia Lightwear project with textile lamps
– Award for one of the best collections on fashion show Svetloba/Light 2011 (collection Lov’e’Hunting)
– Mesec oblikovanja (Squat),
– Exhibition Maison Martin Margiela, Jakopičeva Gallery Ljubljana
– Fashion show Dove, Fashion.hr teden mode (young@Squat)
– Exhibition in Gallery KUD Franceta Prešerna
– Exhibition in Gallery ŠKUC, Ljubljana

2010

– Collaborating with international Openwear workshop, Ljubljana
– Exhibition in Gallery KUD Franceta Prešerna, Ljubljana
– Exhibition in Gallery ŠKUC, Ljubljana

2009

– One of the finalists on international fashion contest (National Identity) 4cf
– One of the finalists on Rexona Crystal fashion competition, Ljubljana
– Textile and fashion exhibition in Slovenian Ethnographic Museum
– Exhibition in Gallery KUD Franceta prešerna Ljubljana
– Exhibition in Gallery ŠKUC, Ljubljana

EDUCATION

– Art gymnasium in Nova Gorica
– BA College of Textile and fashion design at University in Ljubljana, graduated 2011
– MA College of Textile and fashion design at University in Ljubljana 2016