Catania - 2020 September 

Corina Vladescu

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 in Fashion. 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.

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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.