About the brand
BALKANICA is an independent Peruvian lifestyle brand, committed to exploring the eclectic and the current through the use of color, form and pattern. Over the course of a decade, the brand has evolved into a creative platform with its resort collections, as well as special edition beachwear, accessories and home lines.
The bold use of color, exclusively designed prints and free-spirited shapes are its hallmark. BALKANICA is determined to speak a language of its own, whilst recognizing its Peruvian and Latin American roots.
It finds inspiration in merging the multicultural outlook of our artistic origins, performance art background and the timelessness of simple elegance.
Nature is the grand inspiration for the brand’s take on a simple yet striking style. It is also the big motivation for continuously taking over more sustainable and
ethical ways of producing its collections.
With every collection we aim to create stories of movement, a visual journey.
Self-taught, dancer, model, art director, stylist and designer, Tania Jelicic is a multifaceted creative. She has worked in film, advertising and scenic arts, before launching her own brand. She considers herself an interpreter of aesthetics, lifestyle and sensations, and that’s why Balkanica isn’t just about fashion: it’s a channel of expression that she has built throughout her restless professional experience.
Balkanica is shaped after Tania’s artistic spirit and therefore has become a creative platform that doesn’t feed on trends, but on the sensitivity of its time. The creative director’s approach to her brand is of an art project in constant evolution: fluid as her own processes and a reflection on her interests. Each collection, each piece are but a way of telling a story. Always personal, always through her eyes.