London Fashion Week’s estethica highlights: Emesha
Posted Feb 21 2010 11:37am
Emesha’s collection for Autumn-Winter 2010 is only her second for her high end, sport-luxe label but the young designer has already garnered attention with her clean lines and feminine silhouettes and a very impressive resume. Eleni Sardi reports from estethica.
A graduate of the London College of Fashion, she completed her placement with Vivienne Westwood and went on to showcase her graduate collection at Swatch Alternative Fashion Week.
We spoke to Emesha Nagy at her estethica stand for London Fashion Week and she revealed her inspiration behind her ready to wear collection for Autumn-Winter 2010 and her vision for her label.
Emesha has worked the opposites as she was inspired by the extreme of women’s feelings such as love and hate and the play between masculine and feminine. This opposition can be seen in the mix of different fabrics as her pieces include soft silks and heavy wools, while even the more feminine pieces feature military and utilitarian elements such as big pockets. Cutting edge tailoring defines the masculine influences while the feminine designs are characterised by draping. The colours of the palette are mostly khaki, black and grey with a touch of bright pink.
Our favourite picks of Emesha’s collection include the corseted silk dress and the silk jumpsuit. The grey woollen coat is also a great item with clean lines and crisp tailoring.
Emesha is sincerely dedicated to ethical production. She believes that fast fashion has a grave impact to the environment so the first step towards sustainability for her is to pay great attention to the quality of the garments. Only if a piece of clothing is of great quality can it last the test of time.
Emesha’s aim is to show that ethical doesn’t necessarily mean boring or unfashionable. She wants people to wear her clothes everyday and not just for an occasion and she likes to create smart casual pieces with sporty elements. Sourcing fabrics mainly from the UK, Portugal and Italy, she’s always looking for new places to purchase from to make sure that she uses the most eco-friendly materials possible. As she also added, she is interested in exploring organic textiles in the future.