A really special friend of mine connected me to this event.
I had the honor to connect with some of the talented Designers via social media recently
and now I have the opportunity to introduce them to you.
Check out their websites and follow them on Social Media!
The show featured 26 designers from 17 countries showing a total of 173 looks over four runway shows.
I will be there, backstage, experiencing the whole production, meeting the Designers and models.
The production is part of the Oxford Fashion Studio season of runway shows which spans
September through to November and includes runway shows in London, Paris, Oxford, Houston and Los Angeles.
Oxford Fashion Studio exists to discover and support brilliant emerging designers wherever in the world they can be found.
Collection: The Secret Garden
YANGieNY is a contemporary brand, founded in 2013 in New York City. It offers chic and upscale apparel, represents innovation, and focuses on women who pursue luxury and thrive being in the spotlight. Its finely constructed features set the design apart from the ordinary. Through its elegant silhouettes, posh fabrics, and meticulous tailoring, YANGieNY aims to enhance the modern living style of women with individuality. Angie Y. is a New York based designer who is passionate about expressing her taste through the language of fashion. She began her career by completing the Fashion Design program at Parsons where she was recognized as Designer of The Year. Her work has been profiled in Fab Ego, Kenton, Elegant, and Asian Fusion Magazine, and at the Parsons Fashion Benefit Show. Angie is chosen as one of the 12 emerging designers to showcase at WWDMAGIC in Las Vegas in February 2015. She is also a certified Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Collection: La Historia del Ojo
VEGA has become a celebrated artist, fashion and textile designer who exudes creativity on every fabric, taking inspiration from music, art, or any character. Vega has launched comprehensive proposals to the Anglo-market, which have gained a great deal of attention from the Fashion and Art industry. She not only specializes in designs, creating her own patterns from her art projects, she is also the creator of an accessory line that is 100% organic (inspired by the art of recycling). Her work and dedication has been recognized with awards and exceptionally important editorials such as Ocean Drive Magazine, Venue Magazine, Revista Uno, Tinsel Tokyo Magazine, Complot Magazine, Innova Magazine as well as mayor nationwide tv channels like Fashion TV, E Entertainment, Cosmopolitan TV, NBC News, Univision, Telemundo and CNN en Español.
This year, Vega has presented her newest collection at the Miami Fashion Week 2014 and in the same night she has won first prize of the Eastern Air Lines Flight Attendant Uniform Competition becoming the head Designer of Eastern Air Lines.
Her Clothing Lines and Accessories are available in exclusive locations in USA (New York, Miami, Los Angeles), Panama, Venezuela and Brasil. She is also represented as designer in the Art Store of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art of North Miami) and MACZUL (Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia).
Collection: Silk Therapy
SJB Millinery is a fresh, new couture and bespoke headwear creator out of Vienna, Virginia. The owner and primary milliner, SJ Brown, grew up around a phenomenal great grandmother who was a master of the art in Birmingham, Alabama, in the 1940s and 1950s. SJ’s great grandmother taught her how much more beautiful a woman is when she puts the finishing touches on an ensemble (i.e. wears a wonderfully crafted headpiece). Specializing in one-of-a-kind fascinators and hats, SJ beautifully covers the heads of some of the most stunning women in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. She uses eco-friendly (recycled, upcycled, vintage, antique) and humanly-made (no-kill feather suppliers and humanely raised furriers) materials whenever possible to ensure her clients get the best quality for a fair price while still feeling good about their purchases. Her works of art have traveled around the nation as well as to Europe and have been featured in magazines, on the catwalk and in the blogsphere. SJB Millinery is a member of the Millinery Guild (USA) and has given herself the continuous role of ensuring millennials and future generations appreciate hats!
Tessa Paaymans is based in New Zealand. She is in the process of furthering her career in the costume construction and design industry. This has been a long term passion and goal for her to become a costume and fashion designer. She studied at The Eastern Institute of Technology in Fashion Apparel and graduated in 2013. Tessa is currently studying at Te Kura Toi Whakaari Performing Arts School of New Zealand in Costume Construction and will graduate this coming November 2015. She sees herself as having a level of ability that would be beneficial to any team, at multiple levels. Tessa has strengths within her dedication to work, creativity of design, attention to detail and an understanding of applying practical solutions to complex problems. She enjoys applying her skills and knowledge in a team environment and have a genuine passion and enjoyment for the fashion industry.
Collection: Walking Meditation
“ARIYA SACCA” is a brand of Donni Choi, and it means ‘the truth of noble ones’ in Pali. Often used term in Buddhism. Traditional Korean culture has great debt to Buddhism, so is traditional Korean fashion. His collections are mainly focused on how to transform details or concepts consisting traditional Korean fashion into modern style. 2016 spring summer collection is called “Walking Meditation.” It is a common method of meditation in the Buddhist temple. While he was practicing the method, he came up with whole collection image in his head. Fabric should be light as feather. Pastel tone colors are calm and dreamy. Both for meditation to escape from loudness and daily wear. Walk, meditate, and live.
Collection: Collection N.1 Deluxe FW16
ValeriAura is a womenswear and eyewear brand made in Italy that builds its story through the Creative Director’s name and origins: Finnish and French inspirations to realize collections which move across fairytale costumes and contemporary designs. An essential combination of elegance, lightness and a-gender appeal. ValeriAura presents at OFS New York Collections 2015 the collection N.1 Deluxe, three handcrafted looks make of two outfits each: from iconic dresses in jacquard lurex to smoking-style pantsuit and diva’s evening gown, up to crushed velvet pantsuit and satin dress. For women who never pass unnoticed because of their inner simplicity and eclecticism
Collection: Tripple E
Orenteayaba is the brainchild of Adebusola Bamisile born out of passion and pleasure derived from putting pieces together even though she qualified as a lawyer with LLM in intellectual property from QMUL in the UK. My collection Tripple E best describes a modern woman with Eclectic,Elegant and Ethnic flair and taste in fashion.I love playing with colours&patterns, my work is my passion and it reflects in my everyday life and makes it easy for me to use my creativity to contribute to life. My vision has always being to capture fashion globally which the Oxford fashionstudio has given me the platform to fulfill.
Born and raised in Moldova, Cornelia graduated Technical University of Moldova as an engineer licensed in “Clothing Design and Fabric Technology.’’ After graduation Cornelia started work as a freelance designer and continues to this day. In 2013 she moved to Canada and became a Permanent Resident of this country, at this moment Ottawa based.
During Cornelia’s activity as freelance designer she had participated in several Art projects in collaboration with Make-Up Academy “Beauty for Life”. Theirs creations participated in International Competitions in Milan, Italy and St. Petersburg, Russia. The biggest challenge that has come across in her career was in February 2013, in collaboration with Make-Up Academy she created two fantasy concepts for the International Competition of Art and Beauty which was held in St. Petersburg, Russia. The designer designed and made outfits of The Mongolian Warrior (awarded 1st place in the competition) and The Ice Queen (awarded 3rd place in the competition).
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Love always, Martine
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