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Slavna Martinovic

Designer Biography

Slavna Martinovic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1977. As a child she moved to Hong Kong with her parents where grew up and completed high school. She studied at the London College of Fashion and after she graduated in 1997 she returned to Hong Kong where she started her freelance career as a stylist and make up artist. She moved in 1998 to Los Angeles where she worked as stylist, make up artist and costume designer in music and film industry, with stars like Chlöe Sevigny, Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Daniela Amavia, Tory Spelling, Pink, Usher, Aerosmith, A perfect circle, Deadsy, Orgy, Travis and others. She also through her career collaborated with many fashion magazines W, Harpers Bazaar, Flaunt, Contents, Cosmopolitan, US weekly, Marie Claire, Soma...

She designed costumes and make up for many featured films like "The woman every men wants", "Connecting dots", "Big top winkle", "Awakening from dead", "Seven and a half" as well as theatre plays "The Graduate", "God of Carnage" to name a few.

In 2001, she was nominated for "Best make up in a music video" by the MVPA in Los Angeles. She was awarded in 2005 "Zlatna Mimoza" for "Best costume" in a movie "Seven and a half" at the Film festival in Herceg Novi.

In 2007 she started her fashion line creating limited edition hand crafted and finished luxury garments, accessories and jewelry.

Drawing her inspiration from her Eastern European roots and mixing it with old Hollywood glamour and a twist of Hong Kong eclectics Slavna's label is in one word very cool and authentically luxurious. These alluring delicate garments made out of new and vintage hand crochet pieces can take up to 200 hours of dedicated handwork to complete.

The collection "Brave new luxury" for spring summer 2009 was shown at the Berlin Fashion Week in June 2008. Her work was featured on Vogue online, Vanity Fair online, Bunte, Another Magazine online, Teen Vogue and many other online and printed publications. The "Brave new luxury" collection was also featured a book BACKSTAGE FASHION WEEK BERLIN by teNeues publishing and interviews with her were published in magazines like Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Journal Frankfurt...

Slavna Martinovic creates non-seasonal limited edition and one off pieces of hand crafted and finished garments and jewelry that appeals to true connoisseurs of style.

She continues to design costumes for film and theatre.

She is a long term collaborator with a Israeli Dutch contemporary dance company Club Guy and Roni led by Guy Weizman and Roni Haver.

Since 2008 she has been designing their pieces starting with "60 Years" that premiered in January 2009 at the Schaushpielhaus in Cologne.

"Pinball and Grace" choreographed by Weizmann and Haver with the music composed

Michael Gordon , "Four walls" a video installation directed by Weizman , and critically acclaimed piece the "Alpha boys" followed, all premiering in Groningen and Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg and being shown through selected cites in Europe.

In 2010 she completed designs for a contemporary dance piece " Airways" and "Miraculous wednesdays" at the Oldenburgische Staatstheater, as well as the design for the prestigious "Golden Mask" (Russian theatre Awards) winning piece "L' histoire du Soldat" produced by Platforma in Moscow choreographed by Waizmen and Haver.

In 2012 she worked on "Mama I'm coming home" at the Gothenburg Opera House as well as the award winning "Midnight Rising" (Golden swan, Dutch dance award for best choreography) by Weizman and Haver.

In 2013 she completed designing a feature film "Beautiful now" by director and a screenwriter Daniela Amavia starring Abigail Spencer and Sonja Kinski in Los Angeles and continued to design for theater for Weizman and Haver the opera "Romeo an Julia" at the Oldenburgische Staatstheater as well as on the dance piece "Naked Lunch" that toured in Europe premiering at the Oosterport in Groningen.

2014 started with "Finale Grande" at Oldenburgische Staatstheater with Weizman and Haver. The coming months she spends in Moscow designing two pieces for the Ballet Moscow, the neo classical piece " The Architecture of Sound" by two choreographers Konstantin Semyonov's "Labyrinth" to music by Boris Tchaikovsky and Kirill Radeyev's "Three Poems" to music by Yury Abdokov premiering in February as well as the contemporary dance piece "Op Art" by Weizman and Haver that pemiered in April at the Meyrhold Center in Moscow.

Currently she working on "My Private Odyssey" a piece choreographed by Weizman and Haver featuring acclaimed musicians Tomoko Mukaiyama, Monica Germino and Anne La Berge with the music composed by David Dramm premiering in Statdstheater Mainz in the Fall.

In 2009 she has completed her Masters degree in Multimedia Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade.

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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - - June-August 2015

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