Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Look at the Designers in the 'A La Mode' Catwalk Show - Part Three

Here's round three of the series highlighting the creative emerging designers presenting at 'A La Mode' this month:

BEVZA

What drew you to fashion?
It was a child's dream. From very early years I drew girls wearing dresses. These are really my first memories. I can't explain how, but I knew that it will be my job when I grew up. I graduated with 2 higher educations (1st was economics, 2nd - design) . and then I took a risk and and got bank credit to open my own studio, only few years ago. In the Ukraine at that time, it was so unusual to choose this profession, because the fashion industry in our country is so young..Only nowadays, this sphere becomes more and more popular...

What's your favorite material(s)?
I prefer tissues based on natural materials as wool, cashmere and silk, though I always search for unusual decisions in applying these materials. I work with jersey and suede also.

What/who inspires you?
It's the most difficult question for me). I'm inspired by world around me.. every day, every moment can uexpectively give me inspiration. I see unusual forms in architecture and arts, my life is a rainbow of emotions, moods, happenings. All these unite in the things I create.

But, when I work on collections, I research trends, think of reasons for putting of each item to the collection, try to make things that could bring people comfort, pleasure and sense of beauty and pureness.

What five words would you use to describe your collection?
Minimalistic, comfortable, clear, conservative, eccentric..

Cristina Nitopi


What drew you to fashion?
When I was younger my mother use to make clothes for me but I believe I was born with the gift and eventually I was drawn to fashion

Whats your favourite material(s)?
I love all fabrics I do not have a favourite


What/who inspires you?
Meditation, spiritual healing and connecting with higher self


What five words would you use to describe your collection?
Wild, fun, conservative, sexy and unique

Alana Hale

What drew you to fashion?
The love of creating and obsession with clothing... its the perfect marriage.

What's your favorite material(s)?
Silk chiffon, silk crepe, leather and anything with intricate detailing

What/who inspires you?
Traveling, art, old Hollywood movies


What five words would you use to describe your collection?
Romantic glamour with unexpected alliances