Market in Brussels presented Slovak folklore, traditions and talents

Last weekend in Brussels the office of the Bratislava Self-Governing Region hosted the Slovak Pop Up Design Market, which presented works by young Slovak designers inspired by folklore, traditions and nature.

the Slovak EU Council Presidency (Source: Jozef Jakubčo)

“The Bratislava Region supports culture thanks not only to a unique subsidy scheme, but also to space for presentation not only in the region but also beyond its borders,” said Pavol Frešo, chairman of the Bratislava Self-Governing Region, as reported in the press release.

“Our Brussels office organizes various events during the year where talents that we have in the region can be presented.” he added.

This is the first time the Slovak Pop Up Design Market was held and it presented creations of young talented designers from the Bratislava Region.

Designs for men, women and children were presented by the young fashion brand We Are Not Sisters, as well as the young Slovak designer Lenka Sršňová, a graduate of the Studio of Fashion Design in the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, who showed her colourful work. The fashion label Mile exhibited its comfortable children’s clothes with playful motifs for smallest ones.

Visitors of the market could get know two brand, Puojd and Slovakia Gift, that create various items with Slovak themed decorations.

Besides young fashion designers, it was also possible to see traditional crafts, ceramic pottery  and porcelain jewelery by companies Si.Li and LK/minilab, and natural beauty products by Ponio.

One of wider objectives of the Slovak EU Council Presidency is to present the work and talent of young people and show Slovakia as a modern dynamic country.

The Bratislava Region, in the framework of the official activities of the Slovak EU Council Presidency in Brussels, is preparing a workshop of blueprint and Slovak folklore dances, a week of Slovak cuisine in the canteens of the European Commission and, at the end of the year, a Christmas workshop.

The events are prepared in cooperation with secondary schools in the region and the Little Carpathian Cultural Centre.

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