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02 August 2022

BORIS ĆALIĆ: MONTENEGRO AS INSPIRATION

One&Only Portonovi is celebrating the art of traveling by launching the exclusive Depth over Distance collection, a limited-edition wardrobe for women created by the celebrated Montenegrin fashion designer Boris Ćalić. Created under the influence of natural beauty and rich local culture, this collection celebrates the modern woman who strives for creativity, in a simple way.

The new collection is a synonym for supreme elegance and simplicity, made for girls and women who like simple, business, but primarily subtle combinations. In the increasingly fast rhythm of daily work that occupies us, in the abundance of exaggeration, this collection represents a real fashion refreshment that contains pieces both for staying in exotic places and the urban environment.

"The collection is entirely made of completely natural and extremely pleasant and light materials, which match the ambiance of the One&Only Portonovi Resort in style, as an example of discreet and unobtrusive luxury that puts elegance, harmony with nature, and comfort in the focus of the attention. The One&Only Resort, as an elegant luxury and chic of the new age, has managed to simultaneously perpetuate the secrets of nature, which has also found expression in this fashion collection through the harmony of design, colors, and materials," said Ćalić.

The One&Only Resort, as a combination of superior engineering and design in inextricable unity with the natural environment, promotes a fashion collection that has captured the gentle power of the sea, the freshness of the air, the peaks of the mountains, and a touch of the mistral, which come together through the creative expression of the soul, in pieces of clothing of discreet elegance.

One&Only Portonovi is located in Herceg Novi - at the entrance to the magnificent Bay of Kotor, a sheltered idyll on the Montenegrin Adriatic Coast - surrounded by spectacular mountains and the blue Adriatic. Close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kotor, Portonovi was designed on an impressive scale to reflect the architectural style of the region's old Venetian palaces, including grand facades, majestic colonnades, red terracotta roofs, lush gardens, and a golden sandy beach that rivals the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.

Therefore, the design of Boris Ćalić's collection was inspired by the luxurious resort and the natural and cultural charms of the location - celebrating Montenegro as a wonderful country of diversity.

"One&Only Portonovi recognizes and welcomes the fashion expression of its location," said Tessa Gorman, General Manager of the resort. "The collaboration with the Montenegrin artist and fashion designer Boris Ćalić is very significant to us and represents another one in a series of successful collaborations that the resort has established with designers such as Milena Đurđić and Marija Tarlać."

Boris Ćalić was born in Podgorica in 1987. This talented designer studied at the London College of Fashion, where he received his MA in 2013. In 2010, at the Belgrade Fashion Week, he presented his first independent spring-summer collection, which was a great commercial success, and he won the award for the best collection. Soon after that, he founded his brand BORIS. and made an autumn-winter collection, which was also presented at the Belgrade Fashion Week. He puts the timeless simplicity of form into modern frames, creating clothes for the urban girl who can recognize good design. He won the award for the best Montenegrin fashion designer in 2011. He also worked for Roksanda Ilinčić in London. In 2014, he presented his master's collection at the Month of Design in Ljubljana, where he won the award for being the best creator of Southeast Europe. He designed uniforms for the national airline. At the international fashion show in Kotor in 2017, he drew attention to the preservation of Dobrota lace, a protected intangible cultural asset. He is a scholarship recipient of the Ministry of Science, and he is working on a doctoral thesis on the topic of folk costumes in Montenegro at the Faculty of Arts. He currently works as a teaching associate at the Faculty of Design and Multimedia at the University of Donja Gorica.

Boris's Depth over Distance collection, inspired by the One&Only Portonovi Resort, can be purchased exclusively at the One&Only Portonovi Resort. To order these exclusive pieces, contact neoboutique@oneandonlyresorts.com. For more information, go to oneandonlyportonovi.com.