Gauhar Ali is a fashion designer originally from Pakistan and a recent graduate of the prestigious school of fashion in Florence. She was lately a selected candidate amongst 20 other designers for her graduation show.
Her day to day life plays a huge role in the development of her ideas/concepts. She feels are there are certain things and visual picture that ignite a spark in her imagination. Life experiences are like a big reservoir for other design inspiration. The more traveling and experiences, the better she can translate her ideas into real designs and eventually actual garments. Art and history are definitely elements that serve as her inspiration. Current/social day affairs also impact her thinking and therefore further translation of her designs.
It's like she’s narrating her own story through her clothes.
Moods and emotions greatly impact her aesthetic. She refers to vintage garments to help in creating her silhouettes and while looking for new patterns. Draped silhouettes, flowing cuts and Avant Garde tailoring are all a part of her work. From the use of bold coloured fabrics to various embroided/printed materials; her clothes are a fusion or oriental tones and western chic.
Magazines such as Vogue Italia and Fucking Young have also featured her latest work.
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Caroline Perino is a London-based fashion designer. With a passion for drawing since she was 3 years old, she started drawing clothes because of all the details she could put in one outfit. That lead her to eventually finding herself in Fashion.
Niki Moyo is a London based Premium Womenswear Fashion Brand, helping women gain confidence in themselves and their bodies by expressing their unique individuality in unique, quality styles without any creative and sizing limitations.
Niki Moyo believes true beauty is on the inside and a woman should proudly celebrate that beauty by wearing the best styles that reveal and showcase her unique and true nature.
Niki Moyo is inspired by Nature, which is the epitome of beauty. In other words, Mother Nature is what sparks the creativity and designs that mirrors the inner beauty of a woman.
Born in Zimbabwe, she initially showed a flair for fashion and design when helping to create new outfits for her dolls helped by her mother, who was a great lover and supporter of the regional Arts and Craft movement at the time.
As a teenager, making her own clothes was a natural progression, and her design flair was confirmed when she raced ahead of other pupils at school when studying craftwork and Fashion and Fabrics.
Deconstructing clothes to establish patterns and understand the various cuts for garments, swiftly confirmed a passion for clothes and fashion, heavily influenced by the culture of the region, combined with the exciting prospect of new global fashion trends.
This drive and motivation led to her taking a number of supplementary roles, helping her to formalise her industry education, and leading to initially securing a professional National Certificate in Clothing Technology. This led to a place at the National School of Art & Design, where she graduated from a National Diploma In Fashion Design and authored her first formal “Portfolio”.
The recognition of this work by the school’s experts was such, it led to her winning one of the highly sort after “Fashion Design Seats” at the school, where she went onto secure an internship at the respected Edgars Group, the regional clothing market leader, who supply quality adult and children’s merchandise across Zimbabwe.
Fully leveraging the relationships built at Edgars, she was offered a permanent role with them, initially as a Fashion Designer, and gaining promotion to Product Coordinator on the back of the commercial success delivered for the brand and its sub-brands.
Niki Moyo’s proven and consistent excellence has led into her winning multi awards in her Fashion career.
Tijana was born in Titograd. She graduated at the Faculty of Fashion and Textile Design of Ljubljana University. She has exhibited at several collective exhibitions and participated in several fashion shows, she works as theatre costume designer and a set designer. She is also involved in costume designing and styling for films, tv shows, video spots, textile design, and fashion design (unique clothing and textiles, exhibition textiles, decorative design and fashion accessories design), and graphic design. She also had a few group and individual exhibitions. Tijana has participated with her designs at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. She is at the final year of her PhD studies in Ljubljana, and she is currently working on several projects. She worked as a costume designer and production designer on more theatre performances. In addition to this, she has participated in several solo and group exhibitions. She has won several awards; the last prize was on group project "Fashion System" at the Biennial of Design in Ljubljana -BIO50. Currently, she is on currently PhD studies for fashion and textiles in Ljubljana and works as an assistant professor at Faculty for Fashion Design and Multimedia.