Krasimira Stoyneva

Graduating with a first class honours degree from the University of East London in 2014, Krasimira quickly attracted the attention of the Fashion Industry by winning in the same year the ‘High Commend Award’ by Diversity Now as well as the ‘Vogue & Muuse Young Vision Award’; with Vogue’s senior editor Sara Maino praising Krasimira’s “bold combination of materials and prints”. Krasimira also won ‘The Ones to Watch’ during London Fashion Week in February 2017, heightening her visibility and recognition within the Fashion industry. The use of synthetic hair, bold prints, and contemporary style is a testament to this. Focusing on the movement and energy of her design creations, the Bulgarian designer empowers the modern women to be individual and to feel confident. “WEAR HAIR NOT FUR” is the thesis of my creations. Using hair allows me to create endless possibilities of colours and textures, shunning away any possible rejection. My designing choices and my fashion aspirations have altered from engaging with the stereotypical or normal conventions- to the unique, freeing and bold.”