Daily Gems & other musings — runway

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Giannina Azar

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Image via HOLA! Giannina Azar has made a big impact in the time since she's emerged on the fashion scene - she followed her design dreams and graduated with a degree in fashion design and illustration from the Mercy Jacques Institute of Technology and shortly after in 2012, released her first collection - and she's been making a splash ever since!  Inspired by "the joy, music, and colors of the world‘s ethnic groups...her complex manual and artisan work made her one of the favorite Latin designers" of fashionistas and celebrities alike.  She's dressed superstars like Jennifer Lopez,  Talia and Gwen Stefani but remains family focused with...

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Uma Wang

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  Known for "her innovative use of texture and draping, beautiful tailoring and meticulous detailing," we're excited to share our latest designer, Uma Wang, in the Designer Spotlight with you! Uma launched her label under her own name in 2009 and has done it all from runway collections to opening her own boutique since.  She trained at the Chinese Textile University in Shanghai and Central Saint Martins in London, and "her signature technique fuses knits with fabric, balancing sophistication with a timeless design." Anyone that knows us knows we can't get enough of a beautifully draped silhouette (seriously, who can't?!), and we can't decide on...

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Theresa Ebagua

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Ever since we originally created our Diversity in Design Style Board series, our new favorite hobby has become discovering new designers we love and sharing them with you!  This week in the Designer Spotlight, we're featuring Theresa Ebagua, the founder of Chelsea Paris {named after her two daughters}, a sustainable luxury footwear brand based in "European craftsmanship seamlessly fused with African-inspired designs, colors and prints.  Chelsea Paris footwear is built for conscientious free spirits who refuse to compromise." Theresa founded the line 2012, which today is still all handmade, exclusively by European artisans.  "Each seasonal collection relies on a blend of time-honored Italian craftsmanship and modern...

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Yuhan Wang

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Ever since we created our Diversity in Design Style Board series, we've been excited to discover so many new female designers and share them with you!  This week's Designer Spotlight features Yuhan Wang, a London-based womenswear designer and brand launched in 2018 by it's namesake.  Formally trained with a Bachelor's and Masters degree in womenswear, she has worked for Marni, showcased three collections and been in contention for the prestigious LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.   With a self-described rebellious aesthetic, Who What Wear has described the line as modern Marie Antoinette gone weird (in a good way).  Yuhan's designs...

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Silvia Tcherassi

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"Effortless elegance," the motto Colombian-born designer Silvia Tcherassi goes by for her eponymous, ready to wear clothing line, is an idea we will always get behind.  Said to be "the pioneer of Latin flair" by Women's Wear Daily, Silvia "...began her career as an interior designer, but the search for new artistic expressions led her into fashion." As soon as we learned more about Silvia, saw her "effortlessly elegant" line AND discovered that she not only creates stunning designs, but she also is the founder and creative director of a successful collection of hotels, we were immediately inspired.  A true #girlboss! Silvia's designs...

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