VIMPELOVA is a high-end slow fashion label for both women and men, based in London, UK. Our primary focus is on creating contemporary garments, which combine impeccable workmanship with ethical and environmental sustainability. Each and every one of our designs is handcrafted, displaying not only a flawless finish but different techniques which make a piece truly unique to the wearer. Our garments are made to be kept and treasured for a lifetime.
The brand is grounded in sustainable practice, driving fashion forward through complete production transparency with every item that we produce. The story of each garment begins with the sourcing of organic fabrics of natural fibers and continues through a design process entrenched in history and tradition. The clean modernity of our one-of-a-kind couture is tempered by a Czech heritage rooted in bespoke craftsmanship. These contrasting elements work seamlessly together, evoking echoes of a distant past wrapped in elegant, minimalistic beauty.
War & Drobe garments are proudly handmade in London by founder and creator of the label Nina Kovacevic. As a child Nina came to London fleeing the war from former Yugoslavia. It was during this time that her mother taught her the power of fashion and the strength it can bring. The label was named and born out of a love for empowering women through fashion and allowing them to feel fierce and feminine in their day to day lives. Having studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, Nina went on to develop her skills training under a tailor, couturier and working in a lingerie studio. She collates her past experiences, technical knowledge and creative background to bring to life collections with a purpose.
By slowing down the making process and never mass producing clothing, War & Drobe celebrates and preserves traditional artisanal sewing techniques. Crafting clothing consciously is at the heart of the label, that’s why all fabrics used are already in existence and sourced from British suppliers. As a sustainable fashion label War & Drobe looks at the full life cycle of the garments and what impact they leave. Detailed such as bespoke metal buttons that are crafted in London and sewn onto immaculately finished garments make each piece an item to be treasured. War & Drobe launched in the summer of 2016 with the ready to wear collection becoming available on the online shop in Jan 2017. As the label grows, Nina explores new and inventive ways to create sustainable garments that stand the test of time both in style and quality.
April 2017 marked the launch of Britain’s Got Talent Judge and singer, Alesha Dixon’s exclusive SS17 clothing collection with online fashion brand LittleBlackDress.co.uk.
Metamorph Quirky Couture
Diamonds are Forever
Credit: Mikey San Photography
Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid Collaboration
Launching on 9th September at the Tommy Hilfiger shop on 5th Avenue in New York City and on tommy.com, the new capsule collection features nautical inspired designs with a sexy twist.
Have a look at my favourite pieces from TommyXGigi collection below:
Photos courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger
London Fashion Film Festival 2016 (LFFF)
After my trip to Mexico City and attending the inaugural Mexico Fashion Film Festival earlier this year, I can’t wait to see the latest fashion films in London.
“Each year the London Fashion Film Festival host a variety of screenings centred on the subject of fashion and film, giving Londoners, film and fashion enthusiasts the chance to watch a number of iconic movies in the heart of the capital. As well as the main Festival, there will be a number of warm up events leading up to the Festival and the opportunity to take part in master classes and discussions with some of the industry’s most well-known names and faces."
- LFFF LFFF takes place on 14 September and you can see the official program here: lfff.co.uk/programme-and-tickets
Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine
New (and Old) Fashion Trends Leopard print is making its mark on the runways (again!) “Leopard print is a symbol of sensuality, confidence, and a liberated state of mind.” says Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci in the latest issue of Vogue magazine. “When a woman puts on a leopard-print coat, she is unapologetic in all that she stands for.”
Other trends to look forward to: plush velvet suits, pleated skirts, oversized coats & jackets, punk-inspired details, high-end streetwear, eclectic mishmash, colourful tights, bold embellishments, hats, and pretty in-pink vibe.
Gucci Ready-To-Wear Autumn/Winter 2016 (Photos by Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv)
A Wearable Fitness Tracker Public School’s collaboration with Fitbit, the Silicon Valley brand, may be one of the coolest partnerships this season.
Launching in October, the Type III Paracord bracelet (inspired by military parachutes) allows users to customise the Fitbit Alta and track their fitness progress: calories burnt, activity levels, and even hours slept each night. The device also offers call and text alerts and promises to keep you motivated during (and in between) your workout routine. Unlike many tech gadgets on the market, this smart accessory has a genuine style and it may become super popular with both fashion and fitness crowd.
Have a fabulous Autumn! :)
‘Stina Smith’ is a new emerging Womenswear brand founded by fashion designer Christine Smith Egeland, who recently graduated with a First class BA honours degree in Fashion Design at Regent’s University London. She was born and raised in Stavanger, Norway and it was not until she received a sewing machine as a gift for her 20th birthday, that she realised her true passion lies in the designing and creation of clothing. Studying in London has opened her up to a world of cultural energy and diversity, leading her to take form as a fashion designer.
The London based label ‘Stina Smith’ stands for craftsmanship and innovation in technique and material, and empowers women to look and feel as exquisite as she aspires to be. “I envisioned Stina Smith as a brand that values and uncovers the qualities of the feminine; a unifier of vulnerability and power. Stina Smith unapologetically symbolizes what it is to be womanly, while depicting conceptual and thought provoking ideas”, she says. Renowned for daring silhouettes and feminine cuts, Stina Smith’s collections combine old, vintage grace with very clear and distinct avant-garde style that is often dark and romantic. Embellished with delicate details, the brand includes styles designed to highlight and accentuate a woman’s body, gently utilizing fabrics that exude a composed sophistication. Stina Smith innovates lifestyle into the brand, and is offering timeless, bespoke pieces.
Stina’s mind-set is often inspired by conceptual ideas, and focuses on depicting thought-provoking concepts in the hope of triggering deeper thinking within the viewer. Disregarding present-day restrictions, Stina touch upon important subjects in order to challenge the way one perceives the modern world.