Antonia Nae is a graduate fashion designer, who won the award for ‘Lipsy the Best Red Carpet Dress’ at Graduate Fashion Week 2016 in London, and became one of the best five graduates from UK.
Since then, she collaborated with many stylists and designers, and participated in different shows, such as British Fashion Volume II and The Clothes Show. Also, she is going to present in February her collection with Fashions Finest and Oxford Fashion Studio during London Fashion Week 2017.
During her studies, she did her work experience at Allison Rodger and Jenny Packham, where she worked in teams for creating beautiful designs for different celebrities, including Oprah and the Duchess of Cambridge. After winning the award in 2016, Lipsy offered her an internship in their Design team.
The collection she is going to present at Fashions Finest is inspired by the texture and the beauty of the wild nature from Danube Delta. It is a Ready-to-Wear collection with Avant-Garde accents. The outfits are all black with fabric manipulation details to show the texture of the nature, sparkly lace, beaded fabrics and leather. All the looks are different, but they relate to each other, showing her love, passion and dedication for fashion design and craftsmanship.
Launched in 2017, the Marina Willms Fashion Design label features two lines: Marina Willms (couture) and Marina by Marina Willms (ready-to-wear apparel). As of 18 February 2017, both will be available for purchase at www.marinawillms-shop.com. The online shop offers unique and colourful ready-to-wear T-shirts and leggings for women and men. The ready-to-wear line consists of two standard garments and three limited editions, which will be inspired by the couture line. The complex and detailed couture pieces will be customised and made to order in Germany.
Marina Willms is a German fashion designer based in Düsseldorf, Germany. She studied economics and graduated from Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg with a bachelor’s in business administration. In March of 2016 she completed her second undergraduate degree – a bachelor’s in fashion design, with womenswear and menswear as her main subjects – from Mediadesign Hochschule in Düsseldorf. Marina spent six months at Central Saint Martins (part of the University of the Arts London), where she became specialised in fashion printing. The 28-year-old fashion designer finds her inspiration in everything and everyone around her, including family, friends and nature. During the creative process she experiments with various printing techniques and fabrics to create interesting and colourful patterns. She produces her garments in the spirit of “Spread love and stay colourful!”
PA5H SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – photographer Simon Armstrong
Formula One and the early ‘90s, bold reds, stylised jumpsuits and unique textures took centre stage alongside sportswear elements inspired by urban American subculture on the PA5H catwalk for spring/summer 2017. Vinyl textiles and light wool were contrasted with stone wash denim accents and metallics. A key piece was the checkerboard-beaded, cropped jacket featuring over 100,000 beads.
Prophetik SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – photographer Daniaal Khalid
Tradition and artisan craftsmanship collide, underwritten in Jeff Garner’s signature use of romantic shapes under his label, Prophetik. Working primarily with black and dark navy silhouettes, spring/summer borders on sombre with hints of whimsy and the ethereal. As one of the world’s most renowned sustainable labels, the collection composed of salmon sustainable leather, hemp silk, Tussah (peace silk), and hand-woven Dupioni, all of which were hand-dyed with plant-based hues at the Prophetik studio in Tennessee.
CIMONE SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – photographer Simon Armstrong
Free-flowing exaggerated movements, overblown voluminous shapes, a tactile fabric mix and tension between polished and raw elements on the CIMONE runway. Designer, Carli Pearson created statement pieces that featured interactive embellishments, while a subtle and muted whitewash was brought to life with a vibrant injection of juxtaposed bold colour, appearing as splashes and stripes.
Fun Affair SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – photographer Simon Armstrong
Abstraction exotica, minimalism and subversion, Fun Affair, by Xi Zhu, strives to create an avant-garde and elegant sphere of design. Merging her Chinese heritage with European romanticism Xi Zhu defines her signature: rebellion meets optimism. The spring/summer 2017 collection is inspired by the New Romantics, '80s power dressing and postmodernism. Highlights include oversized bow-knot shirting, high-gloss slip dresses, flouncy dresses and high-waisted trousers.
Rupert. W. Lynrah is a established Designer from Shillong, Meghalaya.
He worked for a magazine and as a fashion consultant, then got his big break for a large retailer ‘Splash fashions’ in the capacity of a manager in the design team, but the creative and entrepreneurial bug never left Rupert Wanlambok Lynrah, one of Shillong’s leading young designers.
Rupert had an artistic streak in him ever since he was a child and studied fashion design at the degree level at Pearl academy of fashion affiliated to Nottingham Trent University. After that, he worked for IMAGES Business of Fashion magazine as fashion journalist/ stylist, but he counts his experience in the UAE - where he worked at Splash, a leading fashion retailer in the Middle East and part of the same family of brands as Lifestyle in India - as a “turning point” in his life.
“It was a huge learning ground where I learned and unlearned many things during my tenure. I got to experience the business of fashion first hand working within the system and also travelled a lot to various shows and fairs like London high streets, premiere vision Paris, bread and butter Barcelona and Berlin , cpd Dusseldorf, Germany , Hong Kong fashion week and china to name a few”, Rupert said.
“I have always dreamt of having my own label and boutique. There is always a risk in any business and when I decided to venture on my own I knew that clear and loud,” Rupert explains.
He was at Splash for almost 7 years, but the desire to make his own mark was too strong to resist. Leaving it all behind in Dubai, Rupert founded his own boutique in Shillong three years ago and hasn’t looked back. Rupert founded his own boutique; RWL Designs, in December 2012 based out of Muda complex, Police Bazaar in Shillong and he hasn’t looked back since. Rupert’s boutique, RwL Designs, presents shoppers with a range of meticulously crafted designer apparel, both traditional and western, as well as accessories.
As a Shillong-born lad who grew up in New Delhi and has worked abroad for several years, this designer’s creations are varied, creative and draw on many influences. From jainsems with a modern, classy finish, to unique western gowns, Rupert’s talent is all too evident, but he is always mindful of his customers’ tastes.
He also one of more than 30 designers who showcased their creations at the second edition of North East India Fashion Week in August where he wowed those present with his mix of indo traditional and western wear, which underlined an increasingly important topic in fashion – that of sustainability.
His designs emphasised the importance of weavers by introducing their creations to the fashion world and promoting the khadi movement, something that he feels strongly about, and his collection during London Fashion Week will take forward his message of sustainable, traditional fashion. . This London fashion week spring summer 2017 RWL designs is committed to promote sustainable eco fashion and support, reviving and preserving the rich indigenous textiles of Meghalaya by featuring “RYNDIA” or eri silk and muga silk in the collection which are natural organic eco friendly product. We have to educate the customer about suitability the human impact on the environment. Its our social responsibility .
The Ultimate Lifestyle Brand
PGM Fashion is the epitome of glamour. Transcending borders to bring high-quality Romanian craftsmanship to the fun and fancy-free women of Singapore, the fashion-forward swimwear company is riding high on a wave of success.
The company has two main focuses. The priority lies with the creation of the world’s best bikini, as PGM Fashion uses only the highest quality fabrics and most skilful seamstresses to create luxurious swimwear that no other brand can match for quality, design or fit. Every single item in the collection is created to make women feel happy and confident, ensuring they stand out in a crowd and feel at one with the sea.
Customer service is a way of life, and every client becomes part of the PGM family. Every purchase feels like an interaction with a best friend, as the company really wants to know what fuels their clients’ motivation, and how the brand can continue to grow alongside its customers.
With PGM Fashion, the fun never ends, as the company’s second focus lies in a number of entertainment packages. While blissful days are spent lounging on the beach, the evenings bring decadent parties, hosted by top DJs and swimming in champagne. Held in prestigious locations, these parties are invitation only, allowing us to thank our treasured clients for being a part of our brand.
Constantly striving to stay at the forefront of the industry, PGM Fashion also hosts a number of fashion shows, and offer short vacation packages. We live, breathe and love our company, and it is this passion that keeps the PGM fire burning bright. Come and dip a leisurely toe in our swimwear pool; we promise you’ll be amazed.
HELEN MERTL is a well-known Czech fashion designer based in Prague. After studies at Secondary School of Applied Arts, she gradually created her brand characterized by simplicity, luxurious fabrics and easy cuts accentuating female figure in surprising ways. Since 1999, Helen has designed many limited collections of bridal and evening wear. In the HELEN MERTL studio you can try on clothes of different designs and consult about suitable materials and colours. Custom-tailored wedding dresses are typical of the brand.
Helen creates minimalist looks with remarkable details that are driven by lightness and the least adjustment of natural fabrics (such as silk chiffon, stretch silk and wool) preferably in basic colours (black, powder tones, red).
Helen herself admits that she is strongly inspired by Prague for its historic buildings and the fashion of the 1920s and 1930s which is somehow present in her designs.
Her iconic ribbon dresses are sewn by hand.