Vedrana Mastela is a designer from Zagreb, Croatia and she earned her MA in Fashion Design from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology.
During her studies she was already actively involved in the world of fashion, participating in numerous projects, competitions and exhibitions in Croatia and worldwide: INFLUENCE Mediterranean fashion festival 2009 in Slovenia, Triumph Inspiration Award Croatia 2011, Habitus Baltija 2011, in Riga, Latvia, 2012 iD International Emerging Fashion Awards in Dunedin, New Zealand; The Exhibition of Croatian Design 1112. Vedrana has also showcased her work at events like Design Day in Zagreb and Month of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
As a finalist of Fashion Incubator 2013 she showed her collections at the 23rd Schwarzkopf Cro A Porter fashion show and was also invited to present at the Cro A Porter AVANTGARDE, 25th and 26th Schwarzkopf Cro A Porter fashion show in Zagreb. In 2016 she showed her collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Central Europe as Gombold újra! finalist and she was 2017 OPENMYMED Prize finalist. Her first solo exhibition"PERFORACIJE" opened in Zagreb in 2020 and in 2021 her work was part of international exhibition Fashion FWD >> Disruption through Design.
Her work has received plentiful positive reviews, primarily for exploring different ideas with conceptual thinking, as well as for bringing an innovative approach in the study of textile materials and fashion silhouettes. She is focused on her growth as a designer but retaining local focus by embracing ideas of fashion that are sustainable and support local communities and artisan craftsmanship. / No seasons, just ideas