Friday, 9 November 2012

go West, young girl!


Evelina Romano is a London-based womenswear designer
and fashion illustrator recently graduated from London College
of Fashion who, despite her Italian name, is a Finnish girl 
who lived in Belgium for 17 years before moving to London 
determined to pursue a career in fashion based on her 
thorough illustrative background.


Evelina showed a passion and a skill for drawing from an 
early age while her zeal for fashion grew at a gingerly pace, 
when she fully realized it's a form of art and self-expression 
firmly embedded in our life in which creativity is the key 
to success, falling in love with every feature of it.


Obviously, she had to study hard, attending pattern cutting
and sewing classes in order to acquire the technical knowledge
she was in need of to develop her worldly romantic style.
Evelina comes from a multicultural and multilingual background
that came to shape her illustrative visual work.


Inspired by bohemian styles, oriental and animalistic references,
as well by symbolic images, her illustrative cross-cultural style
looks playful and detailed, made with a fusion of techniques
ranging from pencil drawing, collage and paint.
Her ”Skin flowers” s/s 2013 RTW collection portfolio shows
a stirring game of opposition and disparities by juxtaposing
and combining elements, making eclectic mixtures to
illustrate her personal take on ”the call of the West”.


Legendary women artists Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe
are the muses inspiring her gripping moodboards and the
multifarious range of garments from leather biker jackets
and double-breasted coats to boleros and close-fitting 
bustiers, all surrounded by buffalo skulls and religious 
symbols to underline her Tex-Mex narrative.
Evelina strives to be even more involved in womenswear 
design working with brands and magazines and I bet her 
visual ideas and her hybrid, youthful aesthetic will 
certainly find a way through the intensely 
competitive world of fashion.

Best wishes!

> all images © by Evelina Julia Romano, 2012 <

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