ADRIANA is proud to announce that her first ever single has had striking success and been nominated for two prestigious awards, The Mercedes Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival for Best Emerging Talent and now the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival for Best Score in a Fashion Film.
On September 8th 2016, Africa Fashion Guide hosts their 5th year anniversary Fashion Africa Conference event in London, UK and are extremely pleased to announce that Vlisco will attend as guests and as keynote speakers on the day.
‘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.
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.
This January saw the launch of the very first black owned grooming brand in the UK specifically tailored to black men.
Menswear Allan Vos was born in The Hague, The Netherlands, where he later graduated Fashion Design succesfully at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After his study Allan Vos worked for theatercompanies such as Cirque du Soleil and Disney and designed for shows at Stage Entertainment and for Dutch celebrities for who he made private orders by hand.
In 2012 Allan Vos debuted on the Amsterdam Fashion Week with his first mens collection. His work is usually inspired by traditional or historical costumes underlining the sporty look.
He uses feminine shapes and adjust the paterns to fit the mens body. An Allan Vos piece is sporty with a sparkle. He is known for his sequin and crystal embroidered swimwear pieces. The designed pieces in the collections are one of a kind and handmade in the Allan Vos atelier in The Hague. Items are custommade or made by order.
Photo credit: Manny Fontanilla & Stef Lohstroh
Valdenize was born in a small town on the state of Paraiba in north eastern Brazil, and since an early age she has shown signs of creative talent and an entrepreneurial drive. At nineteen she moved to the UK to pursue a fashion career using the proceeds from a small beauty business she developed to open a shop in Oxfordshire making and selling bespoke dresses of her own design. She has since moved to London, and continues to design and sell fully bespoke dresses to private clients, and made-to measure dresses via her website. She designs for all shapes and sizes, with a willingness to look good the only criteria. Although she has lived in the UK for ten years, the vibrancy of her birthplace has never left her, with strong colours and arresting designs always a feature of her work, tempered by the sophistication of an established Londoner.
Brazilian designer Valdenize Soares is showcasing her evening wear collection, inspired by crimson sunsets and the tropical night sky with Fashions Finest on 18 September 2016.
Thomas Hills trained at Splinters Hair Academy and Wella Hair Academy, both in Mayfair, and qualified in 1992.