New Faces: From Zagreb To Paris

WHEN DESIGNER Ivana Omazic, 32, decided to leave home in the former Yugoslavia to study fashion in Milan, it was a very emotional decision. “The war made it very difficult to leave my family,” she says. But she had known since age 5 that clothes would be her career, so she went to study at the European Institute of Design in Milan. In 1998, Omazic landed a job working for Miuccia Prada, which is when she learned to marry high-tech fabrics with feminine shapes. After seven years at Prada, Omazic was named creative director of Céline in July the first female...

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