Our story

We get our inspiration by observing the everyday things that surround us. In the realm of fashion and design, Iliya is focused on creating one object at a time — for the spaces we live in and the pieces we wear.

The first piece is a scarf.

A scarf is an accessory of Slavic folk and fairy tale heroines, and it is one of the main accents in our wardrobes.

Our capsule silk scarf collection imprints free-form patterns in silk twill. We see each pattern as an improvisation. Drawings start as a gesture, in ink or watercolour, and are embodied through Italian silk craftsmanship.

Scarves could be impressions of tree bark in the winter or of a walk through an island quarry in midsummer. They are abstract in appearance but literal in emotion.

Ena Čuček founded Iliya in 2022. Informed by her international experience working in fashion, as well as her education in art and design, she embarked on a journey of creating a line of different kinds of objects, all with the same sentiment in mind.

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