1. Ivanka Hristova
London based designer, Ivanka Hristova, founded the brand Ivanka Hristova in 2015.
Ivanka moved to London from Bulgaria in 2003 (aged 11). By age 23, she was graduating from University of East London. Her Graduate Collection was a huge success and since then, Ivanka has been developing her first independent collection,SS17.
You can see from the above image that Ivanka enjoys using bright colours with bold, feminine prints and textures. These statement pieces are ideal this Spring/Summer, especially as an addition to a holiday wardrobe!
2. Conflict of Ego
This powerful brand are up and coming clothing and accessories creators with a bold message!
“Conflict of Ego is driven by a thirst for diversity and self-expression. We thrive on being culturally fluid and borderless in attitude – and we want you to, too.”
COE are eager to empower people to overcome prejudice issues, by being outspoken and supportive of one another in business or socially. “Blurring the lines with aesthetics from different era’s and cultures, our designs are heavily inspired by social and political movements.”
I love the shirt pictured above. For me, it is reminiscent of a mens shirt from the 18th or 19th century (especially with those oversized cuffs!). It has been left open, revealing the model’s right shoulder in a feminine, flirty look. Pairing the shirt with a pair of high-waisted jeans gives the whole outfit a modern-vintage vibe.
“The #COEGIRL is utterly unapologetic and self-empowered!”
Wow! Watch this space!
3. Roberta Einer
Roberta Einer successfully graduated from University of Westminster in 2015. Just a few months later she launched her own label Roberta Einer.
The designer, originally from Tallinn, Estonia, moved to England to embark on a fashion design education, studying a Foundation in Art & Design at Central Saint Martins before BA (Hons) Fashion Design at the University of Westminster.
Adopting traditional couture techniques realised in a vibrant and modern way, Roberta found her signature maximalist embellishments and illustrative, tonal embroideries.
4. Mimi Wade
Mimi Wade graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2015. This fun, creative designer fuses the exciting world of Old Hollywood glamour and advertising with feminine, flirty shapes. But don’t be fooled by all the pink and the frills, this collection is intended to empower women and inspire confidence. This rising star already has a celebrity following from Pamela Anderson to Lana Del Rey.
5. Alice Archer
Alice Archer studied at Central Saint Martins, followed by Goldsmiths College of Art. She completed an MA in textiles at the Royal College of Art in 2013. After graduating from the RCA, Alice moved to Antwerp to work as an embroidery designer for some well established designers.
Alice’s “ready-to-wear” collections feature specialist techniques combining embroidery and print through the use of hand, digital and Irish machine embroidery. Her pieces are made in Como, Italy using only materials and manufacturers of exceptional quality.