Story about a Crown of Miss Slovenia

Jewelry designer Marjeta Hribar designer of a crown Miss Slovenia 2019 and crown of Miss Slovenia 2018 is using local natural elements of Slovenia. The journey of her work is focused on promoting national cultural and natural heritage and local- unseen and unconventional materials, that have not been used in this way before.

Making of

KUOLMi is a local name for coal, as it is used as the main material of the brand.

Miss Eco Slovenia 2017

First crown was designed for Miss Eco Slovenia 2017, Tamara Fišter. The theme was ecology, so designer used old broken glass from local glass factory, Steklarna Hrastnik and finished her design with coal elements.

Crown of Miss Eco Slovenia 2017, Tamara Fišter

Miss Slovenia 2018

The second one-the crown of Miss Slovenia 2018, Lara Kalanj, was designed by using coal as main material, as she was crowned in specific area of country- Zasavje, which is specialized in coal mining.

Miss Slovenia 2018, Lara Kalanj

Therefore, designer used coal as main inspiration and try to portray a character of local people for the main topic for the crown. Using coal was innovative principle of reusing something that coal mining region lost by closing the mines, giving coal a new purpose and vision in the future.

Crown of Miss Slovenia 2018, Lara Kalanj

Miss Slovenia 2019

This year was Miss Slovenia crowned in different region of Slovenia, which is called Bela Krajina. The meaning of the name is White region, so that was inspiration for crown of Miss Slovenia 2019 (Miss Špela Alič).

Marjeta used previous material as a base for crown and try to use new materials, which represented Bela Krajina. With cooperation with local artist Andreja Lukanič, she used naturally stained wood of a birch for main focus. Famous river Kolpa, that is a main turistic attraction in this area, was the inspiration for using fresh water pearls in the crown, but last part was done by using coal, futuring every following crown will have combined different materials that represent Slovenia in their unique way.

 Crown of Miss Slovenia 2019, Špela Alič

Designer Marjeta Hribar with her brand KUOLMi was also representing Slovenia with her representative gift for the Charity Event, as a part of the program in Miss World competition.

Representative gift of Miss Slovenia