An Eritrean designer, Currently studying BA FASHION PATTERN CUTTING AT LCF ( LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION). Also working at a luxury fashion brand ESKANDAR.
ADIAMELIAS is a label that explores and experiments with creative techniques and methods of pattern-cutting, addressing soft-structure and drape, through fabric manipulation and more advanced methods of modelling on the stand.
This label also celebrates the nature of the fabric and the challenge of drape, within the creative cutting process. Emphasis will be on the qualities of different fabrics and their structure, to inform creative use of drape to inform the cut, structure and silhouette of a range of shapes.
ALEX S. YU creates colourful and minimal garments that explore the fine line between reality and fantasy. His aesthetics rollick the happy emotions of childhood, nostalgia and wanderlust; and ponder the very definition of femininity in a modern, quirky way through garments. He is trained at Blanche Macdonald Centre in Vancouver and furthered his education at the prestigious London College of Fashion in the United Kingdom.
The ALEX S. YU customer loves to have fun, and isn't afraid of trying new things. They love colour, prints, quirky shapes, textures, and most importantly, values comfort. They are eccentric, lively, nonchalant and views life through a pair of rose tinted glasses. ALEX S. YU creates a line of contemporary men/women streets wear that is ready-to-wear with a twist of avant garde experimental attitude. He plays with proportions, colour blocking and unusual silhouettes while mixing and using different colours and fabric weights in one garment. He often designs his own original prints or collaborates with various artists from the graphic design or visual arts field to create original prints for his collection.
He launched his label at Vancouver Fashion Week in September 2014 after being named Emerging Designer of the Year by Niche Magazine. He has since showed seven collections at Vancouver Fashion Week and has been named the Nancy Mak Award Recipient in September 2016. He also presented his collections at London Fashion Week with Fashion Scout, Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, Harbin Fashion Week, RE/SET Toronto and PARK show Calgary. His works had been featured in various international presses such as Vogue UK, Vogue Italia, Glamour UK, Elle Canada, Elle Italia, i-D, Indie, Zeum, Leen Magazine, Fuckingyoung, GQ, Aether Magazine, Zine Magazine, and many more.
ALEX S. YU is made with dream and love.
Anelia Basson, born in South Africa, now based in Chilliwack BC. She is a self-taught artist and designer. Anelia designs all her fabrics, and her fashions are wearable pieces of art, worn whenever the spirit moves you, no matter what time of year. She believes that colour is very important for the soul and is very passionate about protecting the environment. Anelia supports local businesses and her dresses are all made individually and finished by hand, some with original Swarovski crystals.
Her Rash Guards are made out of recycled fabrics that are UPF50 and made from post-consumer drinking bottles, shrimp and crab shells. Her garments are timeless and can be worn for many years; she sees it as her contribution towards saving the planet.
AQUA7 clothing is a ready to wear, women’s clothing brand. Our aesthetics presents a clean creative minimalist design, inspired by the daily affairs of a modern contemporary stylish woman.
Ms. Iwuagwu Cynthia, a fashion enthusiast and designer, founded the brand in Lagos, Nigeria. She left her career in the oil and gas industry to pursue her passion for fashion. She attended the London College of Fashion (UAL), where she obtained a diploma in the Business of Fashion.
AQUA7 clothing vision is to become a household name in the fashion industry that feeds the diverse range of culture and style globally.
Ay Lelum-The Good House of Design is a second generation Coast Salish Design House from Nanaimo, B.C.
Clothing is designed and produced by Sisters, Aunalee, and Sophia, having been mentored by their Mother, Sandra. They collaborate with and feature artwork by their brother, Coast Salish Artist, W. Joel Good, and their Father, Traditional Coast Salish Artist William Good, from the Snuneymuxw First Nation.
After studying stylism and modeling at Mod'Art International in Paris, Bertille decided to settle in New York. It is in the heart of the urban universe of Brooklyn that the desire to create her own lingerie brand became an obligation. Her new environment, the love she carries for Paris and the desire to liberate women's body are her main inspiration.
Jessica Tierney is an emerging Fashion Designer, currently based in Sydney, Australia.
Designer and owner of CHAINED COUTURE. Her passion for fashion grew from a young age, constantly sketching and designing. After learning how to use a sewing machine, her creativity sparked and Jessica knew it was fashion that inspired her.
A recent graduate from the Whitehouse Institute of Design, Bachelor of Fashion Design, Jessica was awarded Designer of the Year. For her efforts with her graduate collection, she has been selected to represent the Whitehouse Institute of Design at the MAAS Awards in 2018. These awards acknowledge the talent of young upcoming Australian Designers and her collection is being exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum, in Sydney. Jessica travelled to NYC in 2015, and ever since “I feel myself constantly drawn back to New York City for inspiration. I wanted to express my emotional connection to the city and hence the use of the global co-ordinates CHAINED; 40.7128° N, 74.0060° W. This explores the idea of literally being chained to the city. The collection is motivated by structure vs deconstruction and elegance which combined create the chain.
Jessica’s designs are detailed and focus on the unique use and application of hardware to create surface decoration and a point of difference. Her bespoke designs remain functional and exclusive. The collection includes personally designed stainless steel jewellery and hardware that brings her designs to life.
CHAINED; 40.7128° N, 74.0060° W aims to challenge the ordinary and create something unexpected, combining masculine aspects (hardware) with feminine designs to establish unique couture pieces. Jessica believes in setting trends and never following them, making every person feel unique and individual in her clothes. I believe that everyone is perfect, I want to design for everyone and anyone who wants to embrace and embody the chained label.
Jessica’s passion is to design one-off couture pieces that make a statement.
“Embody Difference. Be a part of the Chain”
Born and raised in Peachtree City, Georgia, Christina Yother has had a passion for designing and creating since she was 7 years old. Focused on her love of feminine silhouettes mixed with sporty, unique details, she curates the personal style and values of her brand. During her senior year at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, GA she began focusing on building her brand, a passion to which she has always aspired. She designs clothes for a stylish woman with a busy lifestyle. Christina’s collections encompass thoughtful details, high quality fabrics, and unique silhouettes.
Christina Yother finds inspiration in travel, nature, and artwork. Her brand values quality, fair trade, environmental consciousness, and beautiful designs.
Wendy Schindler, founder and designer of Devotion Designs, discovered her love of sewing when she was 5 years old with a hand sewing needle, an embroidery hoop, some beads, a piece of muslin, and some embroidery floss. With these materials she hand stitched intricate designs to create tiny pillows and hanker chief's. At age 17 she designed and constructed her first collection called "Devotion"; this collection consisted of eight handmade wedding dresses, accompanied with three matching flower girl dresses.
Throughout the course of the last few years, Wendy has been gaining experience working in fabric stores and at local ateliers. While balancing school and work she has also been building up her own cliental for whom she designs and makes custom gowns and formal wear.
As the slow fashion movement continues to blossom, a goal of Wendy's is to create quality over quantity. Through custom pieces of art clients can express their passion for luxury and craftsmanship. Devotion Designs aims to use natural textiles while designing gowns and formalwear; these materials allow the garments to breath and feel more comfortable on the body. Designing gowns that are mesmerizing and beautiful as well as comfortable is an important part of the process.
Now age 21 Wendy is anticipating finishing her fashion and technology degree at the Wilson School of Design come summer 2019.
"LOOP THEORY" is the name of the clothing line founded by Why Elliy, an interdisciplinary artist with a background in theoretical physics, cognitive science, and music. Elliy named her line after a theory she imagined which describes the universe as a continuously self-generating loop. For Elliy, the essence of using fashion design as a creative medium is its potential for creative expression that can be worn as part of a person's expression of their own identity. The identity that one has of oneself is built off of the foundations of how each person uniquely perceives the world and its relationship with the self. One's experience of the world and the self are essentially inseparable and continuously evolving with respect to one's own beliefs and the perceptions that those beliefs generate - it is here that the loop lies.
To express her belief that identity should not be composed primarily of form, of mere visual appeal, Elliy was inspired to create collections inspired by her own metaphysical musings of the nature of the universe and reality and to use her (although already) eye-catching designs to remind people to look behind what one first perceives and ponder the true value "within", but not "of" form itself. Specifically, Elliy has also been passionate about setting an example to start breaking the traditional stereotypes of what comprises science and art and those imagines that we may have had of people who are are devoted to these seemingly separate but rather similar fields of creativity. To Elliy, it is not a challenge to bridge together diverse areas, but rather she finds it surprising that these areas that we see as "different" could ever have been perceived so differently to start with. Thus to wear Loop Theory is not a style, but rather a belief system and a way of being.
Erin Clare is an Australian company based in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Our lead designer is Erin Clare Oberem and together with our dedicated team of experienced ateliers, we create the Erin Clare Bridal team.
The label was launched in 2002 with a focus on creating unique wedding gowns for the modern woman. Erin Clare Bridal is synonymous with romantic yet edgy bespoke gowns created with exquisite and unique fabrics.
Erin Clare supplies a unique Australian designed and made bridal collection available online and in boutiques in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Los Angeles and The Sunshine Coast Australia.
Imogen Evans was born in London, moved to Edinburgh as a child and has just completed a Fashion Design degree in Milan. “imi”, by Imogen Evans, is a brand that utilises fashion to address societal issues. Each collection captures a twist of our existence. Imogen’s SS19 collection entitled “Reconstruct My Flesh” is a realisation, through clothing, of society’s obsession with physical self “improvement”.
-ization : a suffix used to describe the process of becoming, making or making like. We are visionaries and creators viewing tomorrow under a microscope. We witness the forging of the future through an intricate filter and play it back to you through perfectly formulated garments. Experimentation is our undertaking. Dissecting the world and everything within, we challenge convention with each brazen step. Generators of the abnormal, we provoke you to drift out of orbit and embrace the unknown.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Jacqueline Au is a Chinese-Canadian fashion designer who has just completed her studies at Ryerson University in June 2018. With a background in art and fashion, she sees garments not only as a tool for expression to convey her concepts but also to transform the appearance of the wearer. Not only does it transform the appearance, but it shows the challenge between art to wear and ready to wear garments. Each piece she creates carries a piece of her design journey and this is explored through surface design experimentation, surface manipulations, and re-structuring the shape of the clothing. Her collection concept process along with her designs overall reflect her own life journey. The concept behind this S/S 19 collection, is inspired by the Cloud Forest conservatory in Singapore. The collection represents the complex nature of the mind in its hazy mixture of ideas and thoughts.
As forward-thinkers, designers have a variety of questions about design decisions, jobs, and finally life itself. Slowly the mind begins to clutter and ideas become unclear, tangled in a complicated mess for humans to solve. It is enclosed and trapped in an over-grown forest of thoughts. This is interpreted through asymmetrical silhouettes, structural shapes and organic textures present in the collection. The exploration of this idea will be further emphasized through an extensive use of various surface techniques.
Overall the collection intends to communicate the tangibility of one's inner thoughts.
After studying design and construction at Blanche Macdonald Institute in Vancouver BC, Jason presented a well-received first collection at Vancouver Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 2018. Jason is inspired by sophisticated every-day wear. Each garment strives to strike the balance between luxury and versatility. He seeks to emphasize individuality, transcend trends, and reinterpreted classics. Luxury materials are combined with elevated details - with just a touch of irreverence - for the discerning eye. Polar concepts are both highlighted and harmonized. Believe in dichotomy. Believe in surprising details. Our ethos is one part reality and one part fantasy; take the irreverence of Martin Margiela and the mastery of Balenciaga, and make it a winning combination.
Jhon Roncal is a Toronto Based Designer, Originally from The Philippines, Exploring the Fascinating world of Design. Jhon’s love for design started when he was introduced to a movement of Art called Dadaism. The roots of the movement inspired his early work of Art, Especially from one of the founding member of the movement, Richard Huelsenbeck. The Anti-Art and Being rebellious fueled his creative mindset to challenge the definition of Design.
Javier Girón, 31 years old hailing from Pereira, Columbia, studied and developed as a designer in both Europe and the United States. Moving to Frankfurt at 12 years of age, German culture is an underlying influence in the thought process and style of the brand. A passion for different disciplines, like architecture, the investigation into foreign cultures together with Javier’s personal experiences define his creative process.
Javier has fond memories of being surrounded by family. His grandmother worked as a tailor and at a very young age, Javier was exposed to pattern making, frequently walking on top of and around patterns in the house. JNORIG embraces this artisan background through both the inner workings of the brand and Javier as it’s creator. His mother left Latin America to seek out new opportunities and adventures; this restless desire was passed on and sparked Javier’s interest in studying design in different places to absorb different cultural and artistic influences.
“Illustration helped me adapt to German culture and learn the language. It interested me at an early age and as an adolescent, I took courses and studied technical drawing at school. I almost studied architecture for my love of geometry and structures, but I saw my profile as more creative than technical leading to my decision to study fashion design. The signs were clear, I recognized at an early age that illustration inspired stories within me that I wanted to tell.”
Javier Girón studied at the Instituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Barcelona and upon graduating he moved to Los Angeles to work alongside Jeremy Scott, Creative Director at Moschino. Once back in Germany, Javier worked as the Jersey & Outerwear Designer for a large retailer, but this large-scale experience did not fulfill Javier’s desire for hands-on work, drawing, pattern making and cutting, true artisan work.
“At the core of JNORIG is a very precise pattern developed carefully for each garment. We design for a young, innovative male that takes risks in his own style. Playing with symmetry, minimal silhouettes, and straight lines, our garments require a carefully thought out pattern and execution.” With his return to Barcelona in 2016, Javier Girón founded a high-end menswear brand defined by these principles: urban-chic, eclectic, and primarily achromatic with carefully attention to fabric selection.
Kan is tradition and design.
Taking you into a magic journey through the essence of the wonderful world of the different ethnic cultures and their unique regions.
Inviting you to take in the authentic Cosmo-vision that all the Mexican ethnic groups have, and enjoying at the same time of quality and design.
Taking as major inspiration the enchanting and seduction of them.
Kaori Kato has completed her bachelor of Fine art ( Honours ) in 2009 and Master of Visual Art in 2010 at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) -The University of Melbourne, Australia. Kato’s works have been included in several exhibitions, such as Craft Victoria (Fresh! Victorian Finalist 2009) and Sofitel Melbourne on Collins (Attune to the Earth (solo exhibition), curated by Donald Williams, Global Art Projects), and Melbourne international Art Fair 08. Her wearable art and paper dresses were included in Melbourne Spring fashion week emerging designers program 2011, L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins both in 2011 and 2012.
In 2014, Kato has invited to participate in Paper object festival, which is part of European Capitals of Culture Riga 2014 EU-JAPAN festival. In 2016, Kato has invited to exhibit her majour paper dress and art installation work in play time Tokyo – The international children’s’ and maternity trade show.
When one thinks of class, elegance and timeless fashion, Lena Kasparian comes to mind.
Unlike many of her colleagues, Kasparian has no formal training in her field. Nonetheless, this independent and self-taught designer created a vision that led her to entrepreneurship. What a way to take on the world of fashion. Lena Kasparian has more than style under her belt. The award-winning Australian designer, retailer, and business woman has proven that hard work always pays off.
After a decade in the rag trade, Kasparian wanted to make her mark in the fashion industry.
Her passion for fashion is evident in her glamorous designs. After embarking on her new journey in 2014 and starting up her own label, Lena Kasparian launched her very first flag ship store in Sydney early 2015.
Lena Kasparian’s designs have been worn by several celebrities including Tyra Banks (America’s Got Talent), Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill Movie), (Cara Buono (Netflix’ Stranger Things), Derek Fisher (NBA Champion), Joshua Henry (Hamilton Musical), Carrie Preston (TNT’s CLAWS), Mekia Cox (ABC’s Once Upon a Time), and Briana Evigan (Step Up Movie) just to name a few.
Kasparian is not looking back but rather, she is set to expand her designs on a global scale. She wholeheartedly believes that creating, is not work, its fun. And, when you love what you are doing for a living, then life is beautiful. Kasparian’s method is simple and unique. She believes in clean lines and elegant silhouettes, for a timeless and effortless style.
Lisa A. Bleviss is a trained Fine Artist and both a graduate and scholarship recipient of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After completing her multi-disciplinary art and design studies at SAIC, she participated in the CEO training program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Lisa has designed private commission clothing and accessories, in addition to founding and running a luxury men’s accessories company. Lisa has also designed a collection for Canada's, Holt Renfrew. Her work has sold in boutiques and department stores in Canada, the USA and Japan, including New York’s legendary Takashimaya.
In 2015, Lisa launched LISA AVIVA, a sustainable luxury fashion brand for women sizes 10+. In three short seasons, the collection was selected as one of Canada’s Top 10 Sustainable Fashion Brands, by Fashion Takes Action (Canada’s leading non-profit dedicated to promoting sustainability in fashion). LISA AVIVA looks forward to showing at Vancouver Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter 18/19 show, in March 2018.
My name is Mira Azhami. I was born in 1986. I come from Palma de Mallorca, Spain. In 2013 I completed my degree in Fashion Design granted by School of Arts and Design of Balearic Islands, Spain. Over the past few years, I have worked for various design departments in order to gain experience and expand my knowledge. During my eight months design and production internship with the Spanish designer Miguel Adrover, I managed to get a good experience in all sides of the design process. I had the amazing opportunity to work in a small team alongside the designer Miguel Adrover, the stylist Eric Damon, the MAU MAU Studios NY, among others professionals of the New York Fashion Industry. In February 2012 we presented a collection named OUT OF MY MIND Autumn/Winter 2012 in NYFW. Since then I have worked with Miguel on several projects.
Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene is a South African costume and production designer based in New York City. She holds an MFA in Design for Stage and Film from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, a Fashion Design qualification from Istituto Marangoni (London), and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Wits University (Johannesburg). Ntokozo has had the fortune to collaborate with legendary filmmaker Spike Lee on a music video called BRAVE, commissioned by Moncler.
Mabu49 is a brand deeply rooted in its African cultural heritage. Born out of South Africa, Mabu is an eponym derived from the name of the mother of the designer. In Northern Sotho/Pedi (a South African language) the word means 'mother of the earth', which defines the Mabu49 woman. She has unassuming strength, sensuality and effortless style. Whether in her career or supporting her family, she understands the invaluable role she plays in society.
The Mabu49 brand aims to accentuate this woman's identity and compliment her lifestyle by creating a wearable aesthetic that appeals to a spectrum of women. By drawing inspiration from the history, arts, and traditions and customs of the African continent, synthesized with contemporary urban elements, Mabu49 aspires to establish a place in this increasingly globalized world.
MGHN is an androgynous line that strives to achieve both material and emotional comfort. It functions under the doctrine that clothing does not need to be complex to be fashionable and does not need to be tame to be functional.
MGHN is designed by Meghan Buckley, a recent graduate of Vancouver Community College’s Fashion Arts Diploma Program. Having first completed a completed a BA in Psychology from UBC, her unique approach includes exploring the forces at work behind our thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors and then translating these into visual or constructional elements. Meghan was one of four graduates nominated for CAFA's 2016 Fashion Design Student Award recognizing an exceptional graduation collection.
Meghan debuted her first collection under MGHN, I N I T I A L S, during FW18 at Vancouver Fashion Week and was awarded the inaugural Optical Boutique Scholarship.
Mehak Tariq Beigh is a graduate from Pearl Academy of fashion, New Delhi. She is a conscious and a socially responsible fashion designer and a fair trade advocate. She strongly believes in the idea of giving back to the society and as a designer feels that the best way to do it is by working on uplifting traditional crafts and textiles, and by working closely with different design clusters .
During her undergrad, she gained a keen interest in working towards the revival of culture and environment.
Her recent collection is an effort to get into light the rich traditions and cultures that are no longer being practised. It is an amalgamation of contemporary silhouettes with traditional textiles using sustainable design practices which are not only limited to the use of organic fabrics but, also includes natural dyeing, de-construction, visible mending and upcycling.
Melai Annang is known for her whimsical style and imaginative construction skills.
Her character and personality reflects in her designs combined with her affinity for vintage dresses and skills in fabric manipulation - merged into one.
The designer started her fashion journey in 2013. She acquired her Fashion Design course at Fashion Institute of the Philippines and in 2014, as her starting point, she made it to Project Runway Philippines Season 4. Her extensive technical knowledge progressed as she undergone fashion courses at Central Saint Martins London, UK particularly in draping and patternmaking.
As the Creative Director of Zurje (ready-to-wear), she is pursuing Diploma in International Fashion Marketing at Blanche MacDonald Centre Vancouver, Canada to have a wider knowledge in the business side of fashion.
The Look: Effortless – Refined – Tomboy-with-Flair
Nora Suárez uses high-quality natural materials to create looks that are sophisticated yet playful. Drawing on her Mexican heritage, her innate curiosity and her insistence on comfort, Suárez makes clothes that are simultaneously simple, distinctive and infinitely wearable.
While embracing fashion has been Gi's aesthetic approach, applying it to her confidence has been her aim. As a Business Marketing graduate, who pursued her career in Men's Fashion, she was inspired by her surroundings to establish a brand of her own. Her attire is her personal reflection, allowing her to represent herself in any given setting. To elevate every woman's confidence and for her persona to be felt is Gi's vision, and thus, P A N A C H E was born. Strategically, her garments integrate evolving fashion, with versatility and her love for curves, resulting in pieces crafted to fit all parts of a woman's day, from business to streets, and day to night. As she continues to fill her wardrobe void with her brand's iconic style, Gi strive's for every woman to fill her's with P A N A C H E.
Parasite Eve Designs was founded in 2011 by designer Eve Jenkins. With a background in cosplay and costume design, Eve designs one of kind couture garments. She specializes in evening wear, ballgowns and fantasy couture. She has become well known in the Denver area for her unique designs. She has been published in various magazines and shown throughout Denver as well as New York & Baltimore. Andrew Flatland joined as the design team for Parasite Eve Designs in 2017 creating unique and beautiful headpieces and accessories to match the garments.
Parinitha, the brains, and brawn behind Label Pariha, where she creates beautiful contemporary Indian wear. A NIFT alumna. This curly haired entrepreneur recognized her passion and started her company, now just over two years old, wants to tell stories that are quietly losing out... This labels core philosophy is "Cultural Rediscovery", reminding ourselves that we are part of something bigger. The collections are hugely inspired by the vast cultural heritage of India. Folk art forms, crafts, history and an eclectic mix of unique identities.
Through an amalgamation of fabrics with designs that blend Indian Tradition with contemporary trends, inspiring looks that are Universal yet Indian in Spirit. Each ensemble wanders through an emotion, creating statement pieces that work cohesively, as well as individually.
Distinct yet graceful silhouettes, a mix of delicacy, a combination of fabrics in dramatic hues and strings of subtle embroidery that transcend in time, are a few elements that form the soul of this Label.
Pariha believes that the Beauty of Life is living in the moment.
Pilar Aguilar is a textile and fashion designer from Oaxaca who creates with a prêt-a-couture concept. Inspired in the mexican techniques and global trends, her design is unique in her marketplace . She creates not only garments that fit in the global and contemporary marketplace, but also creates textiles that adapt themselves to a commercial and aspirational design.
Sam Stringer is a 24 year old designer and photographer from Vancouver BC. Recently receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Fashion and Technology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, her custom couture collections have been featured at Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo and Vancouver Fashion Week. Her pieces combine traditional mastery with modern aesthetic to create elaborate and luxurious evening gowns, which celebrate local talent in a fusion of art and fashion.
Her photographic work is edgy and sincere, fueled by the creative people in her community, and has been featured in dozens of print and online publications, including Vogue UK and EU, Women's Wear Daily Japan, and Elle Mexico. Sam Stringer is proud to release her 3rd collection, Reign, on the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week in September 2018:
Captivating runways for the Spring/Summer 2019 season, “Reign” dominates the senses with loud, vibrant pieces in an exquisite display of colour and drape. This paradoxically energetic collection from Sam Stringer is as unapologetically showstopping as its market. Designed for and worn by women who are kicking ass across all careers and passions, "Reign" is a series of statement gowns for the women who won’t settle. For the women who speak out, the women who never stop reaching, and the women who will always do what they love; your reign will never cease.
My name is Sarah Kosinski, I'm 21 and I'm a french fashion designer.
Passionate about fashion since my childhood, I made my way through various experiences to make my dream come true.
I studied art at the Superior School of Applied Arts and Textiles in Roubaix, and then I got a fashion diploma, as a pattern maker, in the Sévigné's School in Tourcoing.
I've been working for a few wedding's shops, as a dressmaker, until I made a costume for the Miss France election in 2017.
Finally, I've decided to create my own brand of wedding and party dresses in May 2018, still at the pursuit of success. I make custom-made unique dresses, by myself.
I've been inspired by a lot of great fashion designers, as Elie Saab or Oscar de la Renta. I'm composing with feminine curves, some grace, with a touch of nature.
I want to show to the world my vision of French high fashion. Want to enter my world?
Originally from Victoria BC, Sarah Runnalls studied fashion design in Vancouver at the Blanche Macdonald Centre. Shortly after graduating with the Design award of her class, Sarah started her namesake line 'Sarah Runnalls Collection'. Professionally trained in tailoring, the focus of the line is on the cuts of the garments and quality of the fabrics. The overall aesthetic is timeless and contemporary.
The upcoming SS18 collection will take on a much more experimental approach than usual. Mixing ready-to-wear basics with pieces leaning toward the avant-garde. Incorporating non-traditional textiles and unconventional construction into the clothes. Expect to see abundant contrast, bold texture, and colour, and sculptural silhouettes all tied together into a cohesive and playful story.
Shamsha Hashwani is a self-taught designer based in Pakistan whose hobby of crafting clothes flourished into an eponymous line. The Shamsha Hashwani label epitomizes the essence of the powerful, contemporary and sophisticated woman who is deeply inspired by tradition, thus, creating an inspirational fusion buoyed by versatility and a timeless elegance. Shamsha has always been passionate about fashion, dressing up, and styling. When her daughters left for university, she saw her window of opportunity. The first Shamsha designs were made in her home, and as demand outpaced production, the team of only a handful of artisans—beaders, embroiders, tailors— became a team of 150 strong that now create in the Shamsha Hashwani Atelier located in Karachi. A Shamsha design is known, foremost, for its intricate workmanship and embroidery that bridges both the contemporary and traditional. Each of her masterpiece shawls take eight months to one year of continuous handwork by the same handful of artisans that are dedicated to their own specific intricate beading, embroidery, and sewing.
“I want to offer something worth remembering and something that would last people, it is my goal to make the best quality clothes I could.”
Shamsha is guided by the importance of loving what she does. Designing is her happy place. In 2015, Shamsha participated in her first fashion show at the Ponds Lustrous Runway Show, in her hometown, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her bridal runway debut was with the collection A Mughal Mirage at PFDC (Pakistan Fashion Design Council) L’Oréal Paris Fashion Week in 2016 where she introduced her line of hand-embroidered shawls, considered by many, to be her breakout moment. The following year, she showcased Kolpona collection at PLBA (Paris L’Oréal Bridal Week). This collection was a tender ode to her birthplace of Bangladesh and a poignant reminiscence of her love for Bengal’s rich culture, art, history and its colonial influences. Shamsha Hashwani brand has also held successful pop-up shops in Pakistan, Dubai, Bangladesh, and the United States. She has been a part of various social initiatives such as MALC (Mary Adelaide Leprosy Centre), Kidney Centre, SOS Children’s Village and local charities which support education and health in Pakistan.
“My creations are a reflection of who I am as a person, and who I strive to be. I want to be known as one of the top couture houses in Pakistan offering both traditional and contemporary products for a diverse range of individuals.”
Designer and founder Mary Symczak have spent the past 12 years working in different capacities in the fashion industry, from being a full-time intern at Oscar de la Renta at age 18 to designing small leather goods at Marc Jacobs. She came to the conclusion that while there is so much to admire and learn in the fashion industry, she could not truly stand behind the methods, lifestyle, or attitude that currently reigns in most fashion companies both large and small. Pollution and waste are a given, and people's lives and health are disregarded (from factory workers to creative directors). In response to this, she has tried to do as much research and action as possible into more sustainable ethical methods of creating beautiful clothing for modern women. Susan New York Design is her womenswear collection fully dedicated to using deadstock materials, natural dyes, making small runs of styles, working with local seamstresses, and producing everything locally in New York City.
Meiko Ban born in Tokyo, Japan. During childhood, I moved all over the world: Paris, Shanghai, Frankfurt, L.A.
At the first Ballet, I continued dancing till 27 old. Choreography and Playing as a backup dancer for many artists sometimes organized my own voluntary performance.
In 2013, I started to work for boutique, after a year, independent with my own vintage shop "MELANGE". In 2015, started "Thibaut".
In October 2018, We debuted as collection label for "Japan Fashion Week."
one of the pieces, we just called "thong jeans" has not ceased ringing all over the world.
VOGUE,HYPER BAZAAR,i-d,the countries TV program , And It's not limited to Japan.
"what's that product?"
At that time, has been reported some people imitated our design, and sell them as a product.
We're looking ahead to a much more higher task, I mean, overseas.
It’s the best way to be cool is always stay relax with “Thibaut”.
something happened to me, that’ll turn to be “Thibaut”.
Tijana Milutinović graduated in Contemporary Clothing Design at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, in 2012.
Soon after graduation, she started exhibiting her fashion collections in Belgrade Design District Shop, a major promotional space in Belgrade for up-and-coming young designers. Joined the design team at KADET Street Nobility, an emerging clothing label born in Belgrade in 2013. Has been a member of RESORT Design Collective (Store), a group of independent designers from Belgrade since 2014.
Won The ELLE Style Award for Best Young Designer in 2014.
Won The TEXTIL Designer Award 2018 / 43. Belgrade Fashion Week
Through a contemporary cut, she tends to explore visible and transparent parts of reality, evoking emotions and transposing them into an aesthetic language of contemporary clothing that sometimes says something more about human nature.
Within exploration of classic forms, Tijana Milutinović creates clothes with contemporary features which always represent/communicate the inner worlds of an individuals, but of a communities as well. The intention of clothes “speaking” in a visual/symbolical language is the ultimate goal of the author’s label.
Yas Gonzalez, where haute couture meets Caribbean flair. The Cuban-American fashion designer studied design and fashion at the Miami University of Art and Design. While still in school Yas launched a successful swimwear line that caught the attention of the fashion industry. This initial success is what motivated Yas to officially start her own line and open the doors to the Yas Gonzalez Boutique and Atelier. Behind the doors of her boutique one can find anything from a dress for brunch, to a red carpet-worthy piece.
Through the years her portfolio has grown to be something to marvel at. Talent and hardwork are evident when you have names like Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Mcqueen, Balmain o Christian Louboutin on your roster! Her designs have decorated various music videos as well star-studded stages and numerous red carpets. From Ricky Martin, to Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga, Yas continues to expand her influence in the fashion world.
So far it seems that there is nothing she won’t do, or project she will not take on in order to succeed. Her dedication is clear when looking through the list of magazines and events that have featured her work: People en Español, Vanity Fair, British GQ, House of Coco, Mercedez Benz Swim Week, Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week, South Florida Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week. She has also been the main designer at Miami Swim Week for 3 years. Most recently Yas was featured in British Vogue as an up and coming fashion designer.
In her newest project, the Havana Collection, you will get to see Cuba through the designer’s eyes. Each piece was carefully elaborated to truly represent the most beautiful aspects from her home country. The fabric used to craft each piece was created by Yas herself using images that she captured during her last trip to Cuba – such as the floor tiles at her grandmother’s house. The Havana Collection is easy to love, whether you are Cuban and want to wear a piece of home, or you simply want to own a beautifully crafted piece that’s is as unique as it is colorful. After all, la vida es un carnaval (life is a carnival)