Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer: Dorota Zglobicka

Name: Dorota Zglobicka

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Age: 41

Title: Master of Art , Fashion Designer

Married/Single:  married to a wonderful man who is a filmmaker (Oscar winner mong other awards), we work together. We’ve been working on preparing our film/photo studio where we will be focusing on fashion films as well as on other film forms. I’m doing my fahion photoshoots here and other fashion events.

Kids: nope, looks like my Art is my Kid.  Well, does cat counts? He has very human name : Maciek ( Magic)

City you live in: Vail/Tucson 85641. Over 2 years ago I’ve moved here with my husband and our cat form Europe, Poland. We’ve found this beautiful ranch outside the town among trees and saguaros where I’ve created my fashion atelier.

A typical day in my life includes…

morning good coffee, watching my cactuses grow (what a view!), emails,  working on my designs, projects, talking-writing with my clients…  

I was born…

in Poland.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

I’ve seen Arizona in the movies, and now I’m living here. This is an amazing adventure. I’ve already seen the rest of the world. I’ve traveled around Europe, lived in Athens/Greece for a few years, and now it’s time for exploring Arizona. I’m so glad that life presented this opportunity to me. After heavy European winters, the climate of Arizona is like a blessing!  

I’m listening to…

Jazz from 60’s, Hip Hop, Chopin… it really deepens on the project I’m working on.  Music can be inspiration or destruction.

My family…

has been very supportive in whatever I do.   

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

I think I would love to have a little chat with Anna Wintour.

One thing I cannot live without…

good coffee and …good kaffe. Oh! and also good kawa. Having friends and family is also something I would never give up.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

an artist, a painter.  When I was little girl, in primary school, I painted like crazy, mostly watercolors and acrylic, then oil. The obvious choice for me was to follow my instinct, so I went to an art-profiled high-school, where as a teenager I learned about composition, colors, light, shade, golden ratio, history of art, etc. Besides painting, I also enjoyed sculpting and then later on I was torn between painting and sculpting when choosing my specialization. Eventually, I graduated multimedia departments at two Academies of Fine Arts in Gdansk/Poland and  Athens/Greece.  After graduating, I have worked in Greece in film, video and digital art area for more than 10 years. I have always been interested in clothing. Even in primary school I was designing my own clothes. Back then, I was lucky to work with a very talented seamstress – my mother’s friend – who saw my ideas and taught me a lot. Later, I made my prom dress, then  my wedding dress… and generally my everyday clothes. For me clothing design is like editing a movie or painting, you are just using different material. Designing is is all about idea, color, composition, texture and pattern, this is all about art. The only difference is that you can actually  wear what you have made 😉 That’s why I love fashion design. Because I couldn’t find clothes I liked in the stores with everything looking pretty much the same, sometimes badly made and most of all, boring. I found the gap in “uniqueness”. All my life I’ve been creating art and I’ve been loving fashion therefore I created: Theo Doro – The Art of Fashion.

I’m inspired by…

emotions of motion pictures, fairy-tales, history of art, nature and life itself.  

The one person who motivates me is…

I motivate myself mostly, but when I’ve have my moments of doubts, my husband is there for me, he is the one who kicks my butt to carry on.  

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

character and attitude of some bad people I know, people who destroy other people’s life for no real reason whatsoever. I hate corruption and self-centered politicians.

The perfect day would be…

to see mine and my husband’s plans realized. Which is to create Open Art Space…. Like I mentioned before, along with my husband Zbig Rybczynski, we’ve moved from Europe to Arizona last year. He is a really great filmmaker, inventor, computer programer, Emmy, Oscar, MTV winner and many other prestigious awards. We work together. We found this beautiful location in Vail-Tucson where we plan to create a space where art, science and life become one. A place where we can cooperate with talented people. Arizona is filled with so many interesting musicians, designers, filmmakers, actors, models, photographers, scientists and technologists. So far in Tucson we met many people who we have had great pleasure working with.  From the beginning we have wanted to make special-effects fashion films…

My first job was…

when I was 16, I got my first payable job to design and paint images of horses on the walls of an old stable. The owner of stable wanted to turn it into a pub. It was fantastic job. I had total freedom with designing and painting on 3 meter high walls. I earned good money for my art while a the time, I was already a student of an art-profiled high school.  No, wait! that was my second big job. My first job was plying french horn in Child-Teenage Brass Orchestra, this was fun. I was around 12 years old and we were traveling around Poland playing concerts and on top of it they were paying us, crazy, right?  

My favorite escape…

riding a bike, I just love, love wondering the streets of either a city or the wild west.

My life…

is fantastic. I cherish it every day.  

I’m currently working on…

my new collection SS18. The Beauty and The Twist collection is inspired by unique nature of Tucson desert and Whimsical Night Fairies. The collection will be shown at Phoenix Fashion Week. My Theo Doro brand was chosen as a finalist (Top 15) to participate in the Emerging Designer Bootcamp 2017 (July –September). This leads up to Phoenix Fashion Week’s premier showcase at Talking Stick Resort, 5-7 October 2017. A lot of learning, fun, and loving every minute of it!

Always…

be truthful to yourself, do what your gut tells you, otherwise you will be unhappy.   

Never…

give up!

Favorite Quote…

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

So true, because no matter how hard and honest you work on achieving your goals, there is always possibility that someone or something will wreck your plans… But sometimes it turns out for the best, don’t give up and have your eyes wide open.

Biggest Dream…

to keep developing my goals.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

mosquitoes, flies and dishonest officials.

Theo Doro will be showing her designer collection during Phoenix Fashion Week at Talking Stick Resort October 4 – 7, 2017. Phoenix Fashion Week is the leading fashion industry event in the Southwest bridging the gap between national and international designers, premier retailers and top fashion media garnering global exposure for Arizona’s fashion industry.

Through educational fashion seminars, year-round fashion events, and charitable partnerships, Phoenix Fashion Week is gaining rapid acclaim for its community-service efforts and for infusing world-class innovation into the Southwest. For more information and tickets click here. Follow Phoenix Fashion Week on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 





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