KISS THE FUTURE

photo: Cherie Plausteiner, Tomaž Šantl

KISS THE FUTURE je modna znamka oblačil in umetniško ime Tanje Pađan, ki je leta 2011 diplomirala na smeri Oblikovanje tekstilij in oblačil, NTF, UL. Od leta 2011 je aktivni član Anselme – coworking delavnice, kjer si atelje deli še z drugimi ustvarjalci. Tanja je že več let dejavna na kulturno umetniškem področju in se redno udeležuje različnih projektov kot so Pop up dom, Design week Wiena, BIO50, Tranzit store v sklopu Design week London, Mesec oblikovanja, kostumografije sodobnega plesa in predstav … Pri njenem delu jo navdušujejo raznovrstni vplivi. Inspiracijo črpa iz znanstvene fantastike, urbane kulture, eksperimentalnega videa, dolgih romanov, vesolja, rokokoja…
Kiss the future predstavlja okvir za testiranje novih idej in alternativnih potekov dela, ki praviloma rezultirajo v zgodbo v kateri imajo narativno vlogo izdelana oblačila Oblačila so izdelana v malih serijah in največkrat najdejo svoje mesto v fotoserijah, videih, na odru, osebnih arhivih zbirateljev ali pa v časovni kapsuli. Kolekcije oblačil so skoraj vedno predstavljene v sodelovanju z drugimi umetniki.
Njeno delo lahko najdemo v objavah mednarodnih revij kot so REVS magazine, Kneon Magazine, C-heads magazine, Dreck magazine, Grazia, Dreamingless magazine, …

KISS THE FUTURE // TANJA PAĐAN
Kiss the Future is a fashion label based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Founded by Tanja Pađan. Tanja graduated in textile design and clothes design from University of Ljubljana. Tanja is inspired by science fiction, urban culture, cinema and experimental video, 1,000 page novels and Rococo style.
“In my work I research different topic that interest me at a given time. I consider my work as a creative playground for establishing an ambience full of imagination and theatrical fantasy and I design garments in order to communicate my ideas in relation to everyday environments. You can consider my end products as objects of desire without a definite purpose that you just must wear.”
Kiss the Future collections are presented in collaborations with other artists, photographer Katja Kremenić, video artist Tomaž Šantl and performance artist Anna Nowicka, just to name a few. Her work was published in international magazines such as Revs Magazine, Kneon Magazine, C-Heads Magazine, Outsider Magazines and numerous Slovenian publications.