Monday, July 16, 2007
About Corina Vladescu
Corina Vladescu’s designs have a gothic sensibility which traverses
all her creative world. Best known for her deconstructed and
ingeniously cut pieces, ranging from barely there translucent
dresses to crisp tailored jackets, the melancholy of the gothic
enhances the feminity and fragility of her clothes.
For such a young designer growing up in a postcomunist country,
Corina Vladescu has quite an interesting evolution.
Born in 1983 in Bucharest, Corina is a magna cum
laudae alumni of The National University Of Fine Arts and Design
Bucharest, the faculty of Fashion Design with a master degree
While still a student she worked as a freelance designer under
her own brand circuit bored, successfuly selling her designs at
concept stores in Bucharest, working as a stylist for a popular
teenage serial at the national television, having a spectacular
coverage on Tv and in famous fashion magazines as Elle,
Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Viva amongst many others.
Her talent was soon to be recognized in 2007 when she was one
of the 30 finalists at the El Boton International contest which
thousands of participants worldwide.
In 2008, encouraged by the success she had in the college years
and with a diploma collection entirely bought, Corina moves
further and creates her signature brand Corina Vladescu.
2008 proved to be a groundbreaking year for Corina- launching
two very well received pret-a-porter womenswear collections,
making costumes for the National Opera of Bucharest, and
dressing multiple national singers, actresses and tv celebrities.
Furthermore she had the oportunity to design stage costumes
for Roisin Murphy’s band.
In May 2009, Corina was invited to present her collection at Oxford
Fashion Week among designers such as Alexander McQueen
and Marithe et Francois Girbaud.
Being offered the chance to be a costume assistent for Madonna
at her Bucharest concert has enriched Corina’s experience and
inspired her not only as a fashion designer, but also as a good
planner and manager.
In September 2009 she was the first romanian fashion designer accepted by the Fashion Comittee of Pret-a-Porter to showcase SS2010 collection at luxury salon Who's Next.
In october 2009, a new showcase in Paris, during Fashion Week at Rendez-Vous - The Faces of Contemporary Fashion, among designers as Richard Nicoll, Alexandre Herchovith and Peter Pilotto.
2010 is full of work activities: Berlin Fashion Week, Athens Fashion Week, Oxford Fashion Week, MQ Vienna Fashion Week, conquering new international markets.