Encarna Sola is a Spanish designer born in Velefique, Andalusia. She studied at the Almería art school in different art sciences, like molding, inner architecture, technical drawing and ceramic. She applies her technical knowledge of material and design in the development of unique headdresses. She does not follow any conventions and since 2007 she has been revolutionizing the flamenco world with her creations. Encarna turned the traditional flamenco headdresses into more playful accessories that allow women to express their characters with them. You can also see her innovations in wedding and party designs. She understands what women need to feel elegant and at the same time sensual. In her designs she brings in the passion and the strong will of the Andalusian women. Her designs can be combined with several types of dresses from Flamenco, wedding to party dresses. Her headdresses provide a dress with the final touch and can turn even a simple outfit into “haute couture“. Her creations are for the bold women, handmade and unique.
I graduated from the Fashion Design and Society MFA program at Parsons the New School for Design founded by Donna Karan. During the two years at the MFA program, I was one of the archiving students, a finalist at the Feel the Yarn Competition in Florence. Before coming to New York City, I was the Champion of Taiwan Fashion Design Award in 2010. My work has been featured in style.com; nymag.com; The Last Magazine; Parsons Fashion 560; Surface Asia; TACK Mag; Maglieria Italiana; L’Officiel Mag; blog: It’s full speed or nothing; blog: The Darker Horse; blog: The Fashion Law; blog: kOs.
Bruno da Rocha. Jewellery of Seduction. Bruno’s journey starts in the 80s, at the Decorative Arts Soares dos Reis School (Porto) and Cindor (Gondomar). Business began in the early '90s, in Bragança and recognition followed in the new century. His eponymous company was created in 2005 and set the international journey in motion. Bruno participated in fairs and exhibitions in New York, Helsinki, Munich, Boston, Paris and Poland. He later developed commercially across Europe, Scandinavia and China. Bruno is seduced by a dimension of magic that inspires the jewels, dreamlike and dramatic, visions of a reinvented and lush nature. Insects, plants, flowers and other organic elements are transported to urban environments on a balance of mystery and sensuality. The jewellery is contours of his spirit, each piece a small sculpture; a step on his dream journey and moments transformed into art.