Podgorica –10th jubilee NEXT international fashion introspection Kotor 2007 will be held from 20th until 22nd July in front of the Cathedral of Sveti Tripun. Renato Balestra will open the event with the announced collection which he will present next Wednesday on fashion week in Rome. Same night Sheikh Amer Hasan from London will also have his collection shown. Second night is reserved for the famous designer Rocco Barocco, while on 22 of July we will be able to see the models of fashion house “Gattioni” and of Montenegrin designer Marina Banovic – Nikolic.
Fashion week in Kotor is already famous worldwide so we have really tried to bring some very famous names for the jubilee. We have tried to gather designers from abroad who contributed to the fact that out festival is what it is now. Thanks to Balestra, who was thrilled with Montenegro, we have managed to make the Fashion week in Kotor a traditional event. On the first night, between the shows, on first floor for protection of monuments in Kotor we will have an exhibition of his entire opus – said Vesna Mandic director of the “Factory” and the organizer of the Fashion Week, on a yesterday held press conference, which was organized in café of hotel Crna Gora.
She added that the glamorous event will attract the world jet-set.
– Special guests on fashion week will be black model Gi Lee who has accepted to come to Kotor as the ambassador of the organization of UNESCO. We have a special pleasure in announcing Rocco Barocco in person who will present himself with his newest collection. Also this year fashion week will be more glamorous. We will have a red carpet like at the festival in Cannes, like at the Oscar rewards, and famous personalities will be arriving with limousines – revealed Mandic adding that every time the event is more and more expensive. She also announced the concert of a very popular group, which will be organized by Goraton, but she didn’t wish to reveal the name of the band which as she said will be a great surprise.
– At the Fashion Week we will have journalists from TV RAI, from magazine “Life and Style”, and German Fashion TV – she points out.
President of the organization board Goran Rakocevic says that Montenegro is proud of Fashion Week in Kotor and that that is a prestigious festival, with significant place on world fashion map. Marina Banovic – Nikolic will present herself with a show called “Balkan Empress” with dresses, which will look a lot like the ones which are carried on the red carpet.
– Ethno motifs will still be in, because they are a part of our tradition, however the creations this time are quite different, more modern and for wearing – explains Marina.
Vesna added that the interest from Italy for Marina’s work is high and that often she receives e-mails with praises at the account of Montenegrin fashion designer.