Bianca Ilonca believes that fashion is a story of the human-kind, a mystical fusion between art and science, past, present and future, a summary of everything that surrounds and develops humans, a sensory and three-dimensional experience of this reality. She transformed paint into movement on the surface of her clothes and changed the social value of art.

Finding the balance between order and chaos becomes a metaphor of the creative process that transcends the limits of this reality. Time and space gain a new dimension, making the world an extension of the mind. This is the starting point of this research, the collection is changing the link between art and fashion, becoming an analysis of the socio-cultural context in which the American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat developed, being one of the most “cool icons” of contemporary art.

The collection is composed by gender bending items that transforms the limits of the urban’s culture wardrobe with a “twist”, having classic aesthetics with modern details and ergonomic shapes. Several textures with successive prints have been applied to the textile surface to reflect the point where fashion is giving art a moment called life.

Photo Credits

Photographer: Emil Costruț
Styling coordinator: Diana Flore
Make-up: MAC Cosmetics Romania

Collection Credits

MA Coordinators:

Prof. Univ. Dr. Elena Basso Stănescu
Conf. Univ. Dr. Lucian Broscățean
Collection made with the support of Tito Atelier


Art & Design University of Cluj-Napoca
Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design — Fashion Department

The University of Art and Design in Cluj is one of the most important educational institutions in visual arts from S-E of Europe. The progress of this institution is due to the international exchange of knowledge, a professional teaching staff and the support for the artistic community.

The mission of Fashion Design department is to form specialists in the creative field of fashion. The environment here is opened to the most actual developments in this field. Also, it has the multiple partnerships with the professional sector and the chances of getting a place in the market are high.