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My name is Eva. I’m in charge of almost everything behind the ZOLNAR clothing.
My mom, a garment production technologist, used to bring me to her work since I remember myself, so I got know the process before I even started school. At the age of 12 I’ve made my first garment, so by now I can say I know what I’m doing really well. I own a studio equipped with multiple professional Juki machines that bring the quality to every seam.
My basic inspiration level was created by Sci-Fi stuff I saw in my childhood so it leads the process of design. I also feed my inner artist with nature and Hi-Tech architecture. Love to look at patterns, contrasts, colors, different material putted together. No surprise, the style of ZOLNAR falls under cyberpunk, futuristic, Sci-Fi style.
I like clothing to be neat, well fitted and comfy, so you could live inside for a while. I am inclined to fall in love with things, so I tend to choose durable, well-dyed fabrics. That way the garment will serve as long as it needs to.
Armed with human typology guidelines in one hand and mad pattern-making skills in another, I spend a lot of time perfecting my patterns to achieve the fit and look. With a tendency to hide everything irrelevant to the design (pockets, darts) behind the seams or quilting stitches, sometimes the patterns is so changed it looks more like a tricky puzzle. And I love puzzles. As quilting is a feature designed to sharpen the look, every detail is quilted separately making the production time-consuming. But, as staring at a newly made garment is a very pleasurable act, I’m more than happy to do what I’m doing.
Also, I have a pleasure to talk with my customers while discussing details of their custom orders and I can say they all are smart, nice and creative. As they get really excited when being told that the thing they need is possible to create there is no doubt, their inner child is alive and well. So in 3 words ZOLNAR is qualitative long-lasting excitement.
- Designer / Creator: Eva Zolnar