Fashions Finest were excited to catch up with Siobhan Mackenzie following her recent collaboation with the premium Scottish gin Caorunn.
Since she was a child Romina Dorigo developed her creative attitude in mom's tapestry shop, playing with fabrics and old clothes. The first step was the upper institute for the fine arts "G. Sello" of Udine. In the last two years she went to Florence to "Fondazione Capucci" for a tailoring course on Madeleine Vionnet and her unique techniques. After two months she went to Verona to the "Fashion Ground Academy" for a seminar and a fashion show tribute to Valentino Garavani. She deepened her artistic studies at the Academy of Fine Arts "LABA- Free Academy of Fine Arts" (RN) where she graduated in October 2017. Three intense years of university, which push her to London in the prestigious "Central Saint Martin", where she had the opportunity to combine her studies with the creativity of the artists within the UAL. Her first time at CSM was not enough, so after her Fashion Mix course, she returned home to work on that new collection. The result was an exhibition at the Fashion Biennial. After the CSM course everything changed, so she moved to London for two more courses, one dedicated to sustainable fashion and one to the portfolio.
Now you can find her collections on Vogue UK, Vanityfair UK, House of Coco and Candid Magazine.
Keywords: upcycling and still life, this was her starting point for the consideration of a beauty that can be seen as perishable.
We caught up with Designer Monika Kędziora and Brand Manager Bartek Korzeniowski to find out more about their brand Acephala. Here's what they told us.
KARL LAGERFELD, celebrated fashion designer who works with the likes of Chanel and FENDI is making his foray into the world of beauty with the KARL LAGERFELD + ModelCo colour cosmetics collection.
The Mena Odi Collections is a womenswear brand established by London born designer, Jessica Odoi, in 2016.
Jessica studied in Kent Institute of Art and Design (K.I.A.D) and Creapole school of design in Paris. She successfully graduated from K.I.A.D and although Jessica specialised in womenswear, she produced a Mr Men inspired menswear final collection which featured in London's Graduate Fashion Week. Continuing from that success, Jessica showcased further menswear collections. Twice at London's Alternative Fashion week and the BME's Fashion show, an innovative fashion event held at Edgware Road's Cockpit Theatre, where her Baroque inspired collection received high commendation.
In 2016, Jessica reverted to her specialism in women's clothing and decided to launch 'The Mena Odoi Collections.' Her new label believes in providing a ‘feel good, look good’ style to all women comprises of classic, stylish, sophisticated and sensual designs. The choice of colour and love of unique textured fabric determines and dictates the direction of this brand. Jessica believes it is a significant part to the design process and contributes to her inspiration. Both recent collections explore the use of colour and texture but maintains its signature look, the classic silhouette.
Over the centuries, a multitude of tools and accessories have been developed for all kinds of sewing and embroidery, from thimbles to etuis and chatelaines.
Everyone deserve a little luxury and it is the season for it ! Together with our Fashions Finest Designers we have compiled an array of lavish goodies for yourself or a friend.
Glitz starts with a gorgeous clutch. The Charlote Emerald Green clutch from The Naan Design, is just luxurious paired with a simple LBD it will just be a knock out at any Christmas or New Year's eve party.
A belt is not often something we would associate with luxury but the CÉLINE Geo Belt in Emerald Green, Gold and Black is just splendidy lavish and will be a nice touch to a jumpsuit to accentuate your curves.
Black is always sleek and sensuous, even in the little details like the MARION Clutch in Black and Gold paired with any color or day or night look this little piece of opulence will stand out.
Blue is a royal color so nothing is more extravagent then the aptly named KATE Saddle Bag Blue paired with a A-line dress for the evening or a pair of indigo jeans and a crisp white shirt for the day. The Kate saddle bag will surely be number one on my lux christmas gift list.
Is there any things as rich as the Giselle a Mutli -coloured fringed and sequined mini dress from designer Tahra Nketia. If you are looking for the flawless NYE party dress then this is it.
Jewelry is such a thoughtful gift and a sparkling pair of earrings will bring a touch of rich indulgence to the one that will recieve it. And this pair are just perfect from designer JADAU by Kanwal Toor. Beautifully designed the Kundan Flower & Pearl Drop Earrings is a treasure worth investing in.
After a long and hard year all we really want to do is just, to drop it like its hot, and have fun and the Unchained Two -piece from Tahra Nketia will help you do just that. Embellished with gold lace, this is a truly extravagant party piece.
Can we ever really get enough of gold jewelry, short answer NO !! These simple yet elegant pieces are from designer Alexandra Jacoumis. The Crown Ring with its intricate and delicate detail of the gold work is from hand sewing with cotton thread makes for a stunning gift.
The elegant Seven Circle Necklace is so dainty and exquisite a true treasure of golden beauty.
Diamonds are a girls best friend and the Black Diamond Shisha Line necklace is the perfect reward for yourself after a hard year of slaving away at work and home.
Love this very versatile Sandra Short jacket in a metallic Rose Gold, from designer label ByVarga. This is a statement piece that you will need in your closet. Because it will jazz-up any dull daytime outfit or just glam up a night time look
A fab pair of heels are just the thing to bring togerther a polished party look. And these heels from designer label Larrit, are sweet, sexy and just magnificent. Shimmer in the Sophia -gold with its sparkly detail and golden heel or be stately sophisticated in the Iyobo -black and gold or the life and soul of the party in the Rita or be all women on your last meeting of 2017 in the Tonto.
Stay warm in this luxurious jacket from desinger Helen Howe Atelier named Victory in Blue . This jacket is cut in stunning blue tweed with suede and decorative military buttons. A superb piece to layer over any party outfit.
A classic look with a beautiful wax print detail at the wrist of the dress- sleeves that gives it just that edge.
Or opt for the Betty Silk Blouse , from BYVARGA, with its beautiful bell sleeves a great piece to dress up a jeans for a relaxed yet lavish christmas lunch.
Make this season all about luxury and spoil yourself with one or even two pieces from our selected designers.
Helen Howe launched her own label in 2014 following a 14 year career in the mainstream fashion industry. Helen initially offered a bespoke and made to measure service. Following early success as a brand, she produced her first ready to wear collection after 2 seasons due to demand. Helen is an award-winning designer, having been awarded independent designer of the year at midlands fashion awards in 2016 and has also since celebrated gracing her first magazine cover, receiving wide press coverage both in print and on TV. She has a studio based in Leicester and currently sells both her bespoke collection and ready to wear collections throughout the UK and to a growing private client list globally.
With strong Celtic routes and a childhood spent exploring rural Scotland, Helen Howe Atelier presents a collection marrying her love of the great British outdoors with a lifelong obsession with historical British fashion and military dress. Using a range of pleat detailing, multiple curved seaming and drapery, Helen's work has a clearly defined handwriting which expresses her passion for technical pattern cutting and fabric manipulation.
Embracing the strong tradition of quality British tailoring and reflecting her own time honoured expertise and specialist craftsmanship, the collection is lovingly designed and expertly made here in Britain.
Helen Howe Atelier are proud to use only the finest British tweeds and suede fabrics, accentuated throughout the collection with iconic Liberty printed linings. Quality, durability and timeless elegance are at the heart of this thoroughly British brand.
Helen is proud to be part of both the preservation of traditional skills and crafts and also the regeneration of the British textile industry.
Pharrell's is a fashion brand aim to provide better quality products that are sourced through UK companies to ensure that all products are sourced ethically.
Pharrell's was started by Anurah Farrell through the help of the Prince's Trust which is now a Prince's Trust supported business.