Hello everyone 🙂
When it comes to young and independent fashion designers, there have always been two things that interested me the most. Number one: how do you get started? Number two: is it possible to create „fair“ (and what exactly does this mean?) but at the same time reasonably priced pieces?
When I visited Mitra Romina Karimi, a young costume and fashion designer, at her atelier a few days ago I got some answers. And because I find stories like hers very inspiring I wanted to share it with you.
The gorgeous Romi studied Fashion&Design in Munich. As her final work she created two entire collections which was the moment that her label MRK was born. After working as a costume designer for fashion houses in Germany like Hugo Boss and at the most knowable theatre here in Zurich she went online with her own label last August. Her pieces are timeless and elegant but young at the same time. From the material to the tiniest details her clothes are beautifully made. Because she handmakes every single little detail you can be sure that her pieces will last you for a very long time.
Her main focus is a) the quality of her pieces which you can see and feel when you touch an item and b) that each detail of her clothes (from the fabric to the printing to the buttons) has been made under ethnically correct conditions. Her aim is to create clothes with whom you can build a wardrobe that is adapted to your modern life.
When I asked her to describe her work she said „It’s a mixture of Haute Couture, industry and technology“ which I find to be the perfect description. Classic haute couture pieces may be amazing to look at but it’s impossible to incorporate them into an everyday life. So I find her label to be the ideal mix between beautiful, very unique pieces on the one and convenience on the other side.
Check out her website to see the amazing oil paintings and illustrations she’s doing as well. Considering the fact that my drawing skills are as impressive as those of a 3 year old I was amazed to see her do her magic :).
Have a look at Romi’s world:
Thank you for reading
Menswear : regular fit wool trousers;
organic cotton straight fit shirt
with concealed button placket;
wool jacket with with
performance fabric braided seams
Womenswear : cotton wool pleated skirt with
inserted performance fabric panels;
satin, viscose mixed top