WHY WE LOVE FENTY PUMA BY RIHANNA

Rihanna is one of the main fashion icons of the new generations, so it’s no surprise that PUMA invited her as a creative director of the brand. The second collection was presented at Paris Fashion Week in September, last year. Special attention should be paid to the shoes that Rihanna creates in cooperation with PUMA: creepers and fur slippers were sold out in a few minutes after the release. In the new collection, these models were replaced by slippers with satin bows, high-heeled shoes and futuristic sneakers.

As a source of inspiration for the collection, Rihanna chose the 18th century with its characteristic corsets, rich lace, pearls and luxurious Chinese silk. As a result, voluminous sleeves, hoodies+corset mix were elements that you could find almost on every model. Also, we could not not pay attention to the loose trousers and overalls decorated in traditional Chinese motifs, representing images of plants and birds.

Nonconformist, rebel, sporty-chic are the words that best describe the FENTY PUMA BY RIHANNA collection. We definitely like it!

Fashion Weekend by Band of Creators

Band of Creators Designers’ Store had organized a Fashion Weekend between 25th and 26th of March. The event consisted of a popup shop and fashion shows open to the public. It was a great chance for Romanian young designers to be seen and for people to discover them. The location chosen for the event was more than perfect. The baroque influence of the building and its interior design was creating a more than appropriate atmosphere.

Amongst the exposed designers were Ioana Ciolacu, Pas du Tout, Parlor, AFMF, CLOCHE, Larisa Dragna and others. Though the prices of the pieces were not the most affordable, you could see that it was worth it only by touching the qualitative fabric. More than that, the designs were very modern, trendy and fresh.

One of our favourite pieces was the PARLOR embellished shirt. Shirts are a must this season, moreover embellished ones.

Among the exposed pieces you could see the ones chosen by ELLE Romania, one of the partners of the event. More than just a popup shop, there were a few fashion shows also.

We welcome this kind of events and are ready to encourage both the organizers and the young designers to many more.

See you next time, Fashion Weekend!

WE RECOMMEND: 5 Romanian Designers

RAQUETTE

Raquette is a contemporary Romanian label, founded in 2012, by a design duo – Dana & Violette, two sisters who decided to follow their mother’s vocation, both inheriting her love for the fashion world.

As described by them, Raquette reflects the clean and effortless chic style, being recognized in minimalist design and versatile products. The label’s signature can be defined by simple and clean cuts, small crafted details like twists and ladder-inserts. Raquette is reinventing essentials each season, focusing on masculine-feminine equation.

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CONCEPTO

Concepto was born from our desire to create something unique that makes you feel extraordinary.

It is a brand that stands for powerful women, based on minimalist lines, unconventional cuts and unique combinations. A brand inspired by women who know what they want in life.

This is an example of an authentic brand that stands for quality and innovation.

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CRISTINA SAVULESCU

Cristina Savulescu is a self-trained Romanian fashion designer. Cristina launched her brand in March 2013, at the age of 23.

Working from the beginning with the finest and most innovative fabrics, the most delicate laces, using couture techniques and handmade embroideries, Cristina’s mission is to create a luxury product by mixing the contemporary with the retro vibe. She has a personal approach to the 50s figure and glamour, and every gown holds in tension the old and the new, sensuality and mystery.

Her main sources of inspiration are women characters, classic beauties who changed perceptions, women who expressed fierce power without losing their femininity. Being a woman, she understands women’s demands, and their need for beauty of the most classic kind. She also understands the practical aspect of a gown: it should flatter a woman’s body and its concept shouldn’t interfere with the main purpose of a dress – the celebration of femininity.

Cristina likes to believe that when a woman puts on one of her gowns, she instantly turns into another character; this is her mission, to make women connect with their alter ego, to slip into another dimension of themselves, their very sensual side.

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IOANA CIOLACU

With an MA in Fashion Design and Technology from the prestigious London College of Fashion of University of the Arts London and with design experience from one of the best international brands – Stella McCartney, Ioana Ciolacu has developed strong understanding of creating high quality clothes and unique designs. With a focus on shape, craftsmanship and sustainability, Ioana takes inspiration from architecture and nature combining signature graphics with tailoring techniques.

Her simple yet tailor inspired silhouettes work as canvases for signature graphics – transposed in prints and embroidery -and fabric combinations that all show a deep understanding of shape, proportion and craftsmanship. Ioana’s effortless pieces show a love for playing with custom developed techniques to create a modern and alluring look.

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PNK CASUAL

PNK Casual supports women’s confidence and stands for appreciation, love and admiration towards them. PNK Casual favours the quality of materials and the products made in their own factory since 2002 are always manufactured with extra care. With 12 years of continuous experience on the Romanian fashion market, PNK Casual is an appreciated women fashion brand, based on a modern and classy approach to design, always aligned to the latest trends.

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