Forget Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana! This season, it’s all about Croatia’s emerging designer talent, Fjaba!
With their embellished sequin blouses, colour-block corsets and silk-layered tunics in tow, Fjaba have something different to offer than their European contemporaries.
Founded in 2006 by style-savvy sisters, Mirna and Ida, Fjaba debuted in the world of fashion in 2007 at Cro-à-Porter – a fashion project which promotes up-and-coming Croatian fashion designers – held in Zagreb, Croatia. The success of this event then catapulted them into the leagues of the high-fashion elite, leading them to appear in seven seasons of Croatian Fashion Week!
Things could not have gotten any better for Croatia’s new talent, as British style bibles; Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Grazia have proved, when they showcased the duo’s designs in their popular magazines, thus spreading the ‘Fjaba love’!
It is safe to say that Fjaba certainly have an eclectic take on fashion, as seen in their debut at London Fashion Week, earlier this year. Their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection was described as “an unforgettable fairy tale with a twist.” Think of a stylish Princess Leia going dark side.
Here is a video from their London Fashion Week debut, showcasing their A/W 2011 collection:
If you want to achieve Fjaba’s looks for less, then look no further!
Here is my high street version of one my favourite outfits from their designs.
From Top to Bottom: Curved Black Blouse, Beaded Fabric Collar, Black Double Facet Stretch Bracelet, A Line Mini Skirt in Lace.
As you can see, you can achieve Fjaba’s look for less than half the price of this Peek-a-boo tunic dress, which is one of my Fjaba favourites!
Fjaba are now well on their way to European domination, with having secured several international placements for their ‘luxury label’, which is currently available in some parts of Europe. For UK readers, you can purchase their designs through Kay Flawless Fashion.
The design duo will be heading back to the UK next month for an independent fashion show, which will include 10 up-and-coming designers. For more information about the event, check out TellusFashion.com!
(Images in graphic sourced from here)