Do you get that feeling that photographers see what the rest of us don’t? Well, we do. That’s why we asked Mina Šarenac, a young yet established fashion photographer, for her personal recommendations on Belgrade.
We talked with Mina about Belgrade style, fashion and design, and places to go. Read up what and where and go see for yourself!
WB: How would you describe Belgrade style in fashion and design?
Mina: Belgrade is like an adolescent searching for its own style, thirsty for glamour.
WB: What fashion campaigns have you done recently?
Mina: Campaigns for Magdalena Klashnja shoes, Kostyling accessories, fashion editorial for The Hedonist magazine featuring designers Sonja Jocić, Vesna Kracanović, Silk for Breakfast, Tara Lalić and others.
WB: Who are your favorite local designers?
Mina: Koishi Lamat, Mona Lacko, Paspul, Sonja Jocić, Silk for Breakfast.
WB: How would you describe your personal style in photography? And in fashion?
Mina: Mostly clean and simple esthetics, monochromatic atmosphere, with wild excursions to neons and patterns…Emotional and sexy. Speaking of summer fashion, just a scarf and a pair of sunglasses.
WB: What do you recommend travelers to do in Belgrade?
Mina: Go to the river! Swim in the river, walk by the river. Ada Ciganlija lake also. Rent a bike and ride it.
Go clubbing! Try rakija (local brandy) and eat in bakeries.
WB: Where to shop for gifts?
Mina: Something from Palmas boutique or Belgrade Design District.
WB: What are your favorite places in Belgrade?
Mina: As for the neighborhoods, that’s Dorćol, especially its Lower part. Then Ada Međica, for sure. (WB: this is a secluded river island on Sava in New Belgrade, a fantastic unspoiled spot of nature and atmosphere!)
Galleries: Museum of Contemporary Art; Eugster; X Vitamin, U 10. (WB: U10 is our absolute favorite as well. Run and curated by artists!)
Clubbing: Drugstore and 20/44.
Eateries: Istok Vietnamese restaurant and Proleće for traditional Serbian cuisine.
Pick your local designer favorites on Belgrade Fashion and Design Tour with us!