NEED TO KNOW: Chopova Lowena is Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena combined. The talented designer duo is the second in the history of the Central Saint Martins MA Fashion course to enroll as a creative entity, after Marques’Almeida.
Inspired by traditional Bulgarian dress and 80’s rock climbers, the girls mix shiny sportswear with a high-tech folkloric influence to great effect. Think apron styles, leotards and harness skirts in graphic stripes and saturated hues. The transformational shapes are a beautiful hybrid of old and new, folk and metal, gloss and texture.
Missy of Ginger & The Ghost expresses the duality of the collection with her haute and fluid forms most fantastically atop the rooftop of her West Sydney warehouse, The Nest Creative Space.
Many thanks to designers Eleanor Ford of Sollis and Katherine Baulch of baulch.design for their custom rope accessories.