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.




Education


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

 



Experience


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



Awards


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



Exhibitons


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



Fashion Shows


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

2012-2017: final University fashion shows



Pop-Up’s


2020: 5way Pop - Up shop, Milano, Italy

2019: Pop -Upstart, Center for Creativity, Maribor, Slovenia

2017: Pop - Up Shop Out of Stock, Gallery Škuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia