DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT SS15| Dora Abodi
Graduating with a BA from the French Mod’art International Art and Fashion Academy in 2009 and finishing her Masters in Fashion design in Domus Academy (Milan) in 2013, Dora Abodi clearly knows how to create waves in the industry. She's already won numerous awards, including the Hungarian Fashion Awards Designer of the Year in 2010, Design am Rhein first prize by Düsseldorf Fashion Academy and Igedo in 2010, Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Best Designer in 2012, Domus Academy-Vogue Talents Special Awards in 2012 and the Future of Fashion program in 2014.
The young designer from Transylvania, now based in Milan, presented a futuristic collection with robotic tendencies across her AW14 show. The collection, which Abodi has described as starting from the idea of a female super hero character ANA, explores the silhouettes and digital prints where they refer to the geometry and typical shapes of robots with super heroine style. Using different fabrics and materials for this collection such as the Swarovski crystal fabrics and technical materials that are specially developed with metal hardwares, classic luxury materials like fine silk, jacquards, lambskin leather were mixed to create a fine finish.
Abodi has quickly built her reputation with her signature vision in a future-forward baroque style. With celebrities like Lady Gaga choosing her pieces, there's no doubt that her collections are a top choice.
Abodi’s aesthetic is exaggerated, adventurous and contemporary. She has succeeded in producing an interesting yet thought-provoking collection of statement pieces for the fashion-forward woman and we look forward to seeing what she produces for her SS15 catwalk show on Saturday 13th September.
Bowen Lee, Contributor, (@bowenleely).
Images, courtesy of Dora Abodi.