Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Designer to Watch: Dora Abodi

Award-winner Hungarian fashion designer Dora Abodi has only had three collection, but really stands out as someone to watch! Extremely contemporary and a touch experimental, this designer also believes fashion should be ethical - no labour exploitation, no real fur or exotic leathers and often using recycled materials!Mixing elegant, handcrafted details with a feminine whimsy, and reminds me a bit of Karen Walker, Erin Fetherston and Rad Hourani all thrown together. She draws inspiration for so many places, literature, comic books, science fiction, nature, the fine arts, that it's hard to really pinpoint her aesthetic. But in a good way!Besides womenswear she also designs super cute purses, shoes and hats that I now covet! Unfortunately the only place you can find her online is Cinna Edua, a UK boutique. And they only have two items in stock right now! You can email her site about purchasing items, but for some reason that scares me :O So could some stores in the States PLEASE start stocking her?? She's be great for Pixie Market or Opening Ceremony, don't you think?

Here's a video of her Spring '10 show:


Anonymous said...

Oooh! I like the mix of whimsical and dark. I could definitely see her stuff at Pixie Market.