Founder of Cina Couture, Cina is an Eritrean/British fashion designer graduated from Winchester School of Art. Her work combines contemporary Western culture and techniques with an African twist. Her garments are not just beautiful and very wearable, but are also pieces of art in its own right. Cina’s work references a wide variety of ideas, but something that crops up a lot in her collections is the authentic and magical beauty of tribes. She loves to manipulate, print and dye fabrics using new and creative techniques and extravagant designs.
With a degree in Fashion Design from Helmo Mode, Belgium and Coventry University, Deborah started working as an assistant fashion designer for Johanne Riss, an eveningwear and bridalwear designer based in Brussels. A year later, Deborah decided to return to the UK to work for Lee Klabin. Inspired by dynamic British culture, she has now decided to launch her own womenswear label in hopes of inspiring the world. The vision for her label is to celebrate femininity while keeping the “less is more” concept in mind to create timeless pieces with an edge.
Having studied Art & Design at City of Bristol College, Kendal currently studies Interior Design at Portsmouth University. She had her first solo Mixed Media exhibition last November and is due to participate in more exhibitions this August. Kendal uses hama beads to turn pixel art into unique accessories, which are now on sale in boutiques and online. Her creations draw ideas from fantasy, vibrant colours and the intricacies of sculpture. She also works as a graphic designer and has produced posters for Amnesty International society in Portsmouth which have won awards for its various achievements. She finds inspiration in the talent and enthusiasm of others and hopes that she can do the same for them in the future.
Zuzana has always been passionate about fashion from a young age. She went to Textile Technical Secondary School in Czech Republic where she studied Fashion and Art. She then attended Southampton Solent University to study Fashion Design. Zuzana was one of the 18 best new fashion designers in South England and had her work exhibited at Fairfields Arts Centre in Basingstoke. Since graduating she has completed fashion work placements in London and started her own collection of women’s casualwear. Zuzana draws inspiration from high-end designers and the arts.
Nabel is a Venezuelan fashion designer born in Caracas. She graduated from Brivil Fashion Institute with a degree in Fashion Design and showed at Caracas Fashion Week. Nabel has managed to build her career quickly with her brand ‘Nabel Martins Couture.’ Her first collection ‘Metropolis’ was inspired by strong and independent women, who celebrate femininity. In 2010, Nabel moved to London to study Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins. Her latest collection entitled ‘Happy Fall’ draw creativity from autumn’s many hues and is pefect for the chic and unique woman of today.
Lata Bhatt is a young Indian designer who has worked for many famous fashion houses in India. She designs clothes that are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. Lata has been fond of fashion since her early childhood thus she chose fashion designing as her career. With a degree in Fashion Design, Lata has relocated to the capital of UK fashion industry, London and is studying more about fashion design. Most of her clothes are made specifically for mass market production, especially casual and everyday wear with Indo-Western themes. Lata has very good command of fusion of Indian and Western fashion and has decided to launch her very own womenswear label very soon.