I’ve banged on about my tendency to over dress too many times, so I won’t prattle about it again. However, I love to style something casual with a statement piece in order to normalise my look. One of my new favourite designers is Cristina Sabaiduc, who’s brilliant at making special clothes that are wearable and easygoing. This skirt (from her SS16 collection) is made of pretty, crinkly fabric that feels light and comfortable whilst having unique flare. I like it combined with this tie front t-shirt, which is the perfect luxe-casual top. My shoes are by Sophia Webster (similar here and here).
I was sad and surprised to read that Jonathan Saunders’ eponymous label is shutting down. From the outside, it appeared that Saunders’ was going from strength to strength. He’d secured backing from financier Eiesha Bharti Pasricha and his last show at London Fashion Week was confident, well received and expensive to stage. The closure of Saunders’ label confirms how precariousness of fashion industry. Despite the challenges of starting a luxury brand, there are still innovative, emerging brands setting up shop. I’ve recently got to know Cristina Sabaiduc, a new designer who originally hails from Romania. It’s always exciting to get involved with a label in the early days. I think Cristina has a bright future, with luxurious, statement making clothes that are firmly grounded in practicality. Cristina started her career by knitting ball gowns from scraps of fabric and she explained how […]
Last week I visited exciting young designer, Cristina Sabaiduc, in her East London studio. Cristina collaborates with photographer Jo Holland and together they experiment with the developing process to make subtle colour palettes and unique imagery. This ensemble is from her SS16 collection, which is a perfect example of the label’s laid back luxe aesthetic. I interviewed Cristina and she explained her unique approach to design, which I’ll be publishing later this week.