Photo by: Ivian Kan Mujezinović

Nika Ravnik is a Slovenian designer. She finds inspiration in personal life, in odd things that catch her attention. The ethos of her design is sustainably oriented, both, in designing by the “zero-waste” principle, as well as in the creation of “one-size-fits-all” clothing. In Nika Ravnik’s world the lead story revolves around the colours, textures and details, upgraded by the geometric forms. By amplifying and manipulating concrete details of some inspiration, her creations become an authentic language that sometimes needs translation first to understand what is the concept behind. Her design is defined as multifunctional minimalism, combining avant-garde simplicity with artistic craftsmanship, tender provocation and timelessness.

Available for commissions and collaborations.

Nika Ravnik graduated in Fashion and Textile Design from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering at the University of Ljubljana. She upgraded her education at Central Saint Martin’s school of Art and Design in London and at Designskolen Kolding in Denmark, where she was given the opportunity to showcase her graduate collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week (2007). She presented her work at the international showroom during Copenhagen Fashion Week (2019). The Fashion Council Germany selected her to exhibit at Premium trade show during Berlin Fashion Week, where she represented the Balkan region (2018). She participated at London Design Festival (2015). As part of BIO50, she received the honourable mention for the group project collaboration (2014). She was also nominated for the MUUSE x Vogue Talents – Young Vision Award from Denmark (2013). She received the LOOKK Award from Great Britain and in the same year nominated for British Council’s Young Creative Fashion Entrepreneur Award (2011). The Dutch Fashionclash Festival selected her collection for the final fashion show in Maastricht (2011). Showcased at London Fashion Week (2010). She was awarded by the Goethe – Institute Ljubljana as a young talented designer (2009). She also gained experience in Australia. So far, she showcased several times at LJFW – Ljubljana Fashion Week. Her work is regularly shown at fashion events, exhibitions and published in magazines, in Slovenia and abroad. Nika works as a freelance fashion, textile, costume designer and stylist with a unique view on fashion. Since 2008 she has worked under her label ‘niOka’ and in 2017 rebranded to ‘nika ravnik’. She is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.