Jona Bednjanec (1991) is a knitwear designer based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
She majored in textile and fashion design, with main focus on knitwear development and design.
Her work is
inspired by knitting technology, patterns, traditional hand knitting and 20th
century subcultures and movements. She often seeks inspiration in surroundings
that is around her. Colours and patterns are part of her life since childhood. When working a lot of attention is given to material development which is very important par of her work. Knitwear is made and developed by her on knitting machine or by hand. She also
regulary collaborates with local family owned knitwear production.
2007-2011: Secondary School for Design and Photography, Ljubljana
2011 - 2016: BA Textile and Fashion Design, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering - Chair of Textile and Fashion Design, Ljubljana
2016- 2020: MA Textile and Fashion Design, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering - Chair of Textile and Fashion Design, Ljubljana
2019: Internship at knitwear production Grma, Gameljne, Slovenia 2018: Artist in residency, Big Berry Resort, Bela Krajina, Slovenia
2015: Internship at knitwear production Pletenine Špenko, Komenda, Slovenia
2019: Winner of the Week - Ljubljana Fashion Week DiGi WoW award
2018: Stylo competition powered by Mercedes - Benz Fashion Week Ljubljana - award for best collection
2017: exhibition Information, Kogl house, Velika Nedelja, Slovenia 2017: exhibition Hand Technologies, Slovene Ethnographic Museum Ljubljana, Slovenia
2015: solo exhibition Addu/Expresivuum, Anselma, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2014: solo exhibition Obrazi/Faces, Centralna Postaja, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2014: exhibition Emona - Roman clothing then and now, Emona house Archaeological park, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2020: TUTTI, Ljubljana Fashion Week, October 2020, Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2019: Granny Takes a Trip, Ljubljana Fashion Week, April, 2019, Ljubljana Slovenia
2019: Fashion Scout See competition - finale fashion show, Ljubljana Fashion Week
2018: Stylo fashion show, Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Koper, Slovenia