Hvala Ilija Takes Inspiration From Austrian Birthplace and Bosnian Heritage to Create Fashion Line

When it comes to cities with an overload of upcoming fashion designers, Vienna probably doesn’t immediately come to mind – especially against the likes of fashion capitals London and Paris.

One name looking to change that, though, is Hvala Ilija. After his parents fled Bosnia in the mid-90s, the designer was born in the Austrian city he still calls his home, and he weaves the country’s influences – as well as his Bosnian heritage – throughout his streetwear-inflected collections.

Describing his work as “refined sportswear”, Ilija often takes inspiration from the men he grew up around – taking their style as a starting point and upgrading them in an elegant, more refined way. Read More via DazedDigital.

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