Bulgaria based designer
Can you introduce your brand and yourself in a few sentences?
We at Femmka, take our designs as game between two main players—imagination and inspiration. We believe that your look is your voice to other people; your mentality, mood, character, etc.
I believe that every person in the world is born to do something. It makes him/her happy, is easy to do and he/she is better doing it than others. Fashion design is my thing.
What sparked your interest in fashion design?
I have a long professional history as a graphic designer and as an IT professional. During this time, I wasn’t able to find on the market garments, which make me to feel “inside my skin.” I began to change my clothes the way I liked and people around always asked where I got my clothes from. That made me feel that fashion design is my purpose.
Can you describe your creative process?
Never press myself to create new designs, it just comes naturally. Sometimes when l watch a movie or talk with a friend, just trivial things like that will give me unexpected inspiration. Then I sketch it, make some measurements of the future pattern, and think about the fabric and details. The prototype is always made by me.
What is your favourite part of being a designer? What drives you to design?
My favourite part is to create new designs. The process make me calm and happy. Sometimes, when I have problems, the only thing, which can make me forget about everything else, is the creation of a new design.
How do you find working as a designer where your brand is based? Has the culture/surroundings affected your design aesthetic? Do you feel connected to your home?
I believe that nowadays the global network allows all of us to be anywhere. My home and atelier are located out of the city, in the middle of the nature and this is important for me, as a person and also as a professional.
In anticipation of your runway show at Vancouver Fashion Week, what are you most looking forward to?
This will be my first runway and I am very excited. I am looking forward to new horizons, new people, and inspiration.
What is the inspiration behind your S/S20 collection to be showcased at Vancouver Fashion Week?
My Moksha collection is dedicated to soul and nature, which I believe are one and the same thing, since nowadays nature is like a mirror of our souls, and they both need help.
I will present a linen collection as an appeal against everything which is false in our lives.
What are you hoping are the reactions from audiences seeing your designs (perhaps for the first time)?
Oh, I hope they will find themselves in my designs.