Alisha is a clothing company the Netherlands. The brand was founded in January 2014 and is the creation of Lydie Djamba originally from Congo DRC who turned there a passion for fashion into a business.
Alisha is a name that is close her heart and was chosen in memory of her great-grandmother. Alisha was described as being a very beautiful woman and to Lydie is a symbol of beauty.The brand creates clothing for young and dynamic women with s design in a style that nods at their African roots.
The collections are very different, from sportive to street wear, gala dresses with Dutch painters and bikini collection.
Though the company is still young, ALISHA has already showcased at fashion shows in Lisbon, Barcelona, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Gent and Malabo.
The slogan of the brand is Alisha ‘faites la mode et pas la guerr’e, Make fashion not war.
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.