MAGDALENA KLAŠNJA (RS)

Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2014

Magdalena Klašnja is a costume and fashion designer.

Born in Belgrade, Serbia. After earning bachelor’s degree in design of leather goods in 2004, same year she enrolled school of applied arts at Belgrade university and graduated in 2009 with master’s degree in costume design.

She has been working in film, theatre, tv and fashion. Her work has been part of many international solo and group exhibitions, fashion show and workshops, showing her drawing, concepts, costume design, installations and fashion performances. She has collaborated with various international artists and one of the results was a published book.

She currently lives in NYC where she has been working for fashion brands such as EUGENIA, KIM, DARYL K, DIANNE VON FURSTENBERG, as well as on her own shoe label. She has also worked on Robert Wilson’s NY productions, “EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH” AND “ZINNIAS” OPERAS.

www.magdalenaklashnja.com

Running in the morning through the city (down what the germans call a fussgangerzone) and being amazed by all the grand empty old buildings that reminded me of my Berlin beginnings. Grafitti on buildings. Lovely broken walls with acne'd facades from decades of reverse engineering. Discovering that all the ships on the river were party boats and open till the morning. Sweating so much in one of the clubs, my phone got messed up. Losing phone in said club. Visiting belgrade police station to report a then stolen phone to a twenty-something cop with a doctor's lab coat, listening to Rammstein (loudly) while hacking out my report on a pre-electric typewriter that looked (and sounded) as if it was from some era before typewriters were invented.   Thinking of Naked Lunch. Thinking of Die-Hard. Listening to architects talk about porous facades. Thinking of old smart bombs. Imagining the flash and crunch of several floors of reinforced concrete collapsing in on themselves. Wondering why I'm the only interactive guy here. Why are there so many beautiful women in Belgrade? Why are there so many beautiful women in Belgrade?!

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