At the age of 27 and having created her signature brand “Corina Vladescu” the young designer has realised to do what she loves most – creating ingeniously cut clothes with a feminine and sophisticated but still edgy groove. After graduating from the University of Fine Arts and Design in Bucharest with a master degree in Fashion and her diploma collection entirely bought we can call Corina Vladescu the most talented Romanian designer of the moment.
During her study years she worked from being a freelance designer to making a reputation as a stylist for national Romanian tv and famous fashion magazines such as Elle, Glamour and Comsopolitan amongst many others.
After launching two pret-a-porter womenswear collections in 2008, she was assigned to making costumes for the National Opera of Bucharest. Her undisputed talent lead her to become Madonna’s personal fashion assistent.
Since the launch of her signature brand in 2008 Corina Vladescu has been invited to present her label at the Oxford Fashion Week amongst designers like the unforgettable Alexander McQueen and Marithe et Francois Girbaud. Corina Vladescu was the only Romanian fashion designer invited to exhibit her SS 2010 collection at Who’s next Salon de Pret-a-Porter in Paris. Her collection was spotted by Topshop Edit. While participating at Who’s Next salon her collection was selected for Rendez-Vous Paris Femmes. The showcase is opened during Paris Fashion week, housing designers and brands who are at the forefront of nowadays fashion.
Her most recent show was during the Athens Fashion Week in March 2010 where she presented her F/W 2010/2011 collection which earned her great acclaim from media and fashion critics. Watch the video
I instantly fell in love with her designs both of her previous and current collections. Her latest designs struck me with a softer signature and less rock attitude. The F/W 2010/2011 collection’s basic colours are grey, soft nudes from pale to light pink, black and white. Corina Vladescu doesn’t fail to create deconstructed pieces with a strong focus on pleated details or pleasingly unexpected ruffles which define her new simplicity. Corina Vladescu might still be considered as a designer newcomer but I’m sure we will be seeing her collections worn from Paris to London.