All hail the wonder that is Gina Drewes, seriously not only is this lady a fiend on the dance floor but she is also an inspiration with the cloth…
Gina and I know each other thanks to the drum and bass parties of Vienna (i’ve been playing there since 1998!), but after all this time it was only last year i found out about her career as a fashion designer and a bloody good one to!
Her creations are simple and feminine, with sex appeal, a spice of humour and a lot of glamour just like the lady her self. I was ridiculously happy when she offered to dress me for my performance at sun and bass (she recently worked with Little Boots at the Frequency Festival), mutual fannage is a blessed thing and i couldn’t have been more chuffed with my outfit!
Taken from her next collection ‘Bird of Paradise’, which is fate really as thats what my name means in arabic, this stunning all in one was inspired by a friend who craved an item of clothing that could be a dress, hoody and blanket if needs be! I love a multi-functional piece! That evening Gina showed off the dress i was gonna wear but didn’t fit into which is also from the Bird of Paradise collection…she looked amazing in it!!
Love the thought, design and styling that goes into each of her very personal collections, read this fabulous interview from Atke Wien for more about her inspirations and desires ;P
Right now Gina is busy preparing for her new collection, showing at Vienna Fashion Week alongside Tiberius (21st century fetish wear) as well as getting ready to take over Tokyo fashion week in October with her awesome Kimonos! Ill be waiting with baited breath for updates on her trip to Japan, where she’ll unveil the collection of original creations shes been invited to create along with 4 other Austrian designers. I saw a sneak preview of her first Kimono inspired by the goddess Konohana and it is OUT OF THIS WORLD, l want this on my back NOW!
Check out the show if your in Tokyo 22.10.09 which is a look into the future of Austrian dress done by 5 Japanese designers and the future of Japanese dress by the 5 Austrians, it will be a battle of east meets west! Will definitely blog more about it nearer the time.
Thank you so much Gina for the amazing clothes and inspiration keep doing what your doing gurl.
Big things for this independant lady boutiques of the world don’t get left behind stock it, support it, buy it and for all the rest if your ever in Vienna check out the shop and buy yourself an exclusive piece of Ms Drewes to make the other bitches green
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