Velica’s inspiration comes from traveling abroad to a few fashion capitals around the world. The “je ne sais quoi” of Paris, the refinement of an afternoon tea in London, a walk along the Mediterranean in Barcelona, and most recently Dubai has inspired her to take her creativity as far as her imagination will allow. She is inspired most by unconventional colour combinations and rhythmic textiles that tell a story.
The thoughtfulness that goes into combining various textiles that will engage the senses is paramount to the design process. It’s the intricate details of every design that sets a garment apart from the rest.
As a designer, she allows her creativity to be uninhibited with regard to how she envisions the final piece. The world consists of many beautiful textiles, places, and experiences. And through them, she purposes her ideas and dreams into becoming wearable art. Velica and Managing Partner, Charles Dunn recently breathed the brand’s fashion aesthetic into its first unisex fragrance, Forever. Indeed, an extension of the brand’s commitment to luxury and unique style.
BERESTA is a Fashion Russian Brand for women made in Moscow with love and care. There uniqueness is in the fact that they focus on conceptual everyday style, so you can go to study or work and at the same time look stylish, but also in the evening you could run into the nearest cafe and look beautiful! They compare femininity, comfort and affordable price. Why Beresta? Birch - the most impressive and the most expressive of the trees, and clothes Beresta - the embodiment of style, tenderness and comfort. As well as all of our products are made and create in Russia.
Fashions Finest SS18 during London Fashion Week took place at its usual residence at the DeVere Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn, London.
Fifth is a brand rooted in juxtapositions. Feminine fabrics are cut into boyish shapes, Historic art forms such as crochet, are imbedded into a collection that is driven by current culture, and tailoring is layered with relaxed sportswear.
SS18 sees a clinical colour palette meet with the soft textures of sheepskin and mohair, and relaxed jerseys mix with trans seasonal wools.
Bridging streetwear with minimalism, the fifth woman is modern in her approach to style.
Actress, Model, Socialite, Fashion Icon and Fashion Designer Richa Kapoor is the epitome of classic fashion, in the southern Indian city of Chennai. Her brand (Jai Maa and Eagle fashions) represents energy, passion and empowerment of "today’s woman" to walk the red carpet of life.
Her style is classic, bohemian, funky and chic with a lot of appeal. She sees her creation as feminine, loose, relaxed, casual and charming. She creates timeless collections with an attitude, yet free spirited, whimsical with earthy sensuality, reflecting comfort and individuality.
Her creation is about mixing the old with the new, trendy with classics and vintage, with loose cuts, ruffles and layers. Her creations are often said to be inspired by nature and the fabrics she prefers are natural; cottons, cotton tusser, hand woven fabric. She displays intricate handwork in her designs which are uniquely embedded with handwork, beaded embroideries, rich antique pita and ethnic thread giving her creations a rich and classic feel with hints of retro and boho chic attached to them.
“I see my designs as an expression of my aspirations with limitless boundaries, always ahead in time.”
Sigrun was born in Iceland around the summer solstice in 1970. Her bed night stories didn´t come from Disney fairy tales but were adventures of Norse mythology and tales of trolls, elves and hidden people. Highly tuned with her heritage, culture and customs, she seeks inspiration from the personifications of natural wonders and entangles it with human emotion, history and characteristics.
Sigrun showed very early signs of a highly fertile imagination and became a keen craftswoman at an early age. She is constantly exploring new materials and methods for creativity as organic, sustainable and recycled materials are a definite favourite of hers.
Sigrun entered the world of fashion via leather craft as she learned to mould and print on leather, creating some head turning hats, bags and other accessories. She hit the catwalks for the first time in 2015 when she collaborated with another designer and in summer 2016, she received a request for a collection of whole looks for a UNESCO heritage site catwalk at a Mythological Art Festival in Denmark. Luckily for Sigrun, her mother who learned sewing and tailoring as a young woman was at hand and Sigrun was put under very intense learning. Arriving to Denmark with her creations, Sigrun made the headlines with her mixture of mythology and fashion and has not looked back since.
Her 2017 collection mixes female characteristics with natures own displays of beauty such as the depths of the ocean and the Aurora Borealis and uses materials such as feathers, birds feet, fish leather, volcanic ash, jewellery from the ocean and even incorporates electricity at times.
Metamorph Quirky Couture
Diamonds are Forever
Credit: Mikey San Photography
Fashions Finest is an established leading international platform for new and emerging designers taking place from Saturday, the 17th of September to Sunday, the 18th of September 2016 during London Fashion Week at the Cornwall and Crown Suite, Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, Holborn, London (nearest tube Covent Garden or Holborn). Doors Open at 1.00pm.
Chanel’s Cruise 2015/2016 fashion trends are claimed to be heavily influenced by the Korean designs. There was a catwalk show conducted in Seoul last year where collections of Chanel’s Cruise 2015/2016 were presented along a colorful inter-seasonal line. Here are some of the fashion trends which somewhat bring similarities between Chanel’s Cruise 2015/2016 collections and Korean designs:
1. The Jogakbo Tradition – The Patchwork
One of the famous fashion clothing trends is the tradition of Jogakbo or in other words, patchwork. It’s definitely inspired by the Korean culture. Its colorful pattern was presented in Chanel’s Cruise 2015/2016 with an oversized flower button. Celebratory stripes are also used in this dress.
2. The Pink Petal Dress
This show also featured a traditional Hanbok in a highly fashionable and trendy manner. It was a petal and pastel pink dress which also included a black trim. There are also many other dresses which also are inspired from traditional Korean dresses.
It’s a conventional jacket which offers the appearance of an extreme empire waist. It is often worn with the traditional hanbok.
Here are a few more fashion trends of Chanel’s Cruise 2015/2016 from Korean culture: