Gordana Dimitrijevic Bosnian Shoe Designer Conquers Paris.
I am always inspired by beautiful stories of women resilience, power and creativity. Today I am excited to share a story about Bosnian lady, a shoe designer Gordana Dimitrijevic who now lives and designs shoes successfully in Paris.
The story starts in 1995 in the war blasting Sarajevo.
Gordana as a young student leaves her hometown, her family and her studies in Economy. Suitcase in hand, her will and talent packed, she sets for Paris. She finds work as an au pair, and quickly becomes a distinguished student at the famous Parisian fashion school Studio Bercot.
Poached right out of school, she begins designing for Charles Jourdan, where she stays four years. With this experience, she accepts a new challenge and goes to work for then emerging brand, Mellow Yellow and divides her time between France and China. Subsequently, she designs two collections for Stéphane Kelian before becoming artistic director for Accessoire Diffusion, a role she carry on today.
“Gordana makes her wishes come true. She has willpower, pleasure and incredible intuition. Throughout each stage of her life, she has inspired trust and exposed her creative universe, gathering confidence and support along the way.”
During this time, Gordana’s desire to create her own brand and place of expression continued to grow. To make this dream a reality, she joins the French Institute of Fashion in September 2009 and enrols in the Global Management MBA, aimed to train future leaders of fashion companies. There, she built a team around her project.
Today, Gordana’s gorgeous name brand collection has been featured in Grazia, Cosompolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Madam, Figaro to name the few. Famous fashionistas, bloggers and fateful clients in fashion capital of the world can’t get enough of her gorgeous shoes.
Here are some of my favorites, is this a true #shoeporn or what?
How do you like Gordana’s shoes and which one is your favorite style?