Paris born, with a strong European appreciation for fashion and style, Maria Curcic began creating hats for high end boutiques in Canada and the U.S. in the early 1990’s.
L’Essayeur is a luxury avant-garde jewellery brand founded in London. The brand inherits the genes of science and art from its founders, Chengxi Wang and Jamie Lou, who respectively graduated from University of Oxford and University of the Arts London. When the spirit of scientific revolution meets bold artistic expression, L’Essayeur is more than a collection of precious metals and gems, but a wearable attitude of authenticity, rebellion and transformation.
To this purpose, each jewel is designed to tell stories of historical rebels. Our signature first collection centers on Galileo Galilei, who, in the face of imprisonment, unshakably defended his heliocentric theory and shook the center of the universe.
The brand name, L’Essayeur, was inspired by a book published in by Galileo Galilei in 1623.
The book is considered to be one of the pioneering works of the scientific method in Renaissance. Renovating the revolutionary spirit of Renaissance, L'Essayeur jewellery challenges traditions from the design process to the moment you embed our jewellery into who you are. Every piece of L’Essayeur jewellery is an experiment to disrupt the current fashion system. Instead of industrial mass production, Jamie and Chengxi traveled around Italy to seek prominent artisans for co-creation jewellery projects.
For example, L’Essayeur collaborates with contemporary sculptor Leonardo Bossio to challenge the borders between sculpture and jewellery. And cooperation with artist and goldsmith Antonella Sicoli is an experiment to restructure time. Each jewel is a unique piece that combines parts of antiques of different time and rearranges them in an innovative way.
At L’Essayeur, where disciplinary borders and orders of time are challenged, it’s impossible not to challenge status quo and who you are. Rebel and bring up reincarnation.
House of Delire showcased SS19 at Fashions Finest during London Fashion Week 15th - 16th September 2018.
Styling Team: Lola Royle, Kim Able, David Johnson, Maryanne Alabi
Makeup Team: Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists
Hair Team: R&Co
Nails: Julie Bryant
Photographer: Joanna Mitroi
Dressathon Lagos is an Emerging Nigerian Fashion label launched by Lagos based Nigerian designer Ugochi Agoreyo in May 2018. She focuses on creating edgy Afrocentric pieces for the modern woman through the use of a variety of African print textures fused with recognizable patterns and fabric from around the world.
The young and up-and-coming womenswear brand ‘SANDER BOS’ was founded by designer Sander Bos. Innovation and creativity have been the building blocks of the brand. The vision and goal of the brand is to challenge the borders of fashion and the way we see clothing. To use clothing as a language we all speak and understand. The label features womenswear which features couture and street wear. The independent label always has a close connection to art, this still is the goal to create with the brand.
Jeanette Young is a designer, stylist, garment technologist and consultant. After qualifying with a BA Hons In Product Development For The Fashion Industry at the London College Of Fashion, she went on to build a successful career with major high street brands such as Karen Millen, Reiss, French Connection, Coast, House of Fraser, River Island, TopShop and ASOS, just to name a few.
In 2017 Jeanette launched her exclusive online boutique named ‘Jeanette Young London’. Her designs are a part of the journey of a woman, a form of their expression, complexity, simplicity and love. Jeanette uses simple lines with a dramatic edge to capture these expressions.
Most recently Jeanette styled ‘The Kingdom Choir’ for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan. She also designed Karen Gibson’s dress who is the founder and director of the choir.
Jeanette's designs have been worn by singer song-writer Paloma Faith who wore the Chic Puff Sleeve Midi Dress for her performance at Hampton court.
Jeanette’s styling portfolio has included music artists, presenters and runway models, as well as events such as Plus Size Fashion Weekend, and the prestigious BBC Gospel Proms.
The brand offers many different services to give their customers a great 'Fashion Experience'
Marcia Roberts, is the owner/designer of House of Délire. She currently resides in Columbus, GA with her two daughters and granddaughter.
Marcia Roberts graduated from Bauder College with a degree in fashion design in 2010 and established House of Délire in 2015. Since then Marcia has showcased her collections throughout the country with highlights such as NY Fashion Week, Coastal Fashion Week and multiple shows throughout the East Coast area.
House of Délire ascetics consists of a plethora of edgy, out-of-the-box styles such as: Neo-Victorian, rock, steampunk and classy high-end chic styles for today’s dare to be different men and women.
Lian Cara is a womenswear designer from Carmarthenshire, South Wales who was fortunate enough to have her work showcased for three consecutive months as a designer profile in British Vogue. Following this success, Lian Cara new ready to wear collection, takes its inspiration from her recent high-end collection, Natural Reflection.
As a designer, creating pattern through the construction of a garment, rather than using traditional methods such as print, has always inspired the work of Lian Cara. More recently, she has combined this design concept with Laser cutting to create intricate design details and cut-outs.
Inspired by the natural beauty around her Welsh hometown of Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Lian Cara takes her inspiration from the natural shapes and textures found amongst the Welsh countryside.
Kristi Fitzpatrick started George + Ginger Pattern Co. in 2015, based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. With a degree in Drafting and Design, she began drafting PDF sewing patterns and marketing them worldwide. She shares her passion for design with her customers and engages with them daily.
Along with designing patterns, Kristi works closely with fabric designers and promotes custom lines. As her custom designs evolved, she expanded the George + Ginger label and became involved with Fashion Week shows in New York and Los Angeles. Her designs feature fitted garments, complimented by draped, flowy fabrics. She focuses on designs that are conceivable on all body types and sizes.
George + Ginger
Fashions Finest were excited to catch up with Siobhan Mackenzie following her recent collaboation with the premium Scottish gin Caorunn.