Vauhaus X Eustratia MCRFW Afterparty.

This year I was invited to show my collection at Manchester fashion week. My friends from Vauhaus came to the show with me and also co-hosted the after show party at Twenty twenty two in the northern quarter.

0cToria, Amber, Stef and me.

IMG_3182Jen, Jsky and Hazel.

IMG_3205Hair stylists and Hazel.

IMG_3391Lou and Lindsay.

IMG_3361IMG_3197_2Jen

IMG_3200_2Hazel.

IMG_3196_2Amber.

amberanthonyAmber and Anthony Horsebird.

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I also had a static exhibition with some of my favourite pieces.

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Images by Natalie Rose Wilde.

There was also an after-after party at my house, but there are no photos.

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#MCRFW 14: The show

This season, I was delighted to be invited to showcase my collection at Manchester fashion week.

I was part of the “We are Manchester” showcase on the Saturday and presented my spring/summer collection, which can be viewed here.

My friends from Vauhaus came to help out and also co-hosted the aftershow party, which I will write about in my next post.

1Amber paired the mirror leggings and crop top with her horsebird varsity for a cool day time look while flyering and helping dress the models.

10Jen and Hazel, my personally selected models, ready for the show!

14Backstage shots by Natalie Rose Wilde.

1315The flower playsuit is one of my favourite pieces in the range and features over 100 hand-made flowers. Special thanks to my intern, Lindsay for helping me make them.

IMG_1717IMG_1689IMG_1740IMG_1684IMG_170023IMG_1706IMG_1747IMG_1753The models were provided by PHA models.

Catwalk photos by the official MCRFW photographer.

I walked on at the end to take my bow, something that was a first for me as most of my shows don’t take this format.

For information or to shop the collection, please head to the online store.

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MCRFW AW 14

This season, Manchester fashion week will be introducing an independent designer showcase and I’m really excited to have been selected to take part.

Aside from a great opportunity for my label, Eustratia, and the other designers, I think it adds edge to the event, which previously showcased mainly high street fashion and draws attention city in general, giving Manchester a chance to show off the talent in its midst.

My showcase date is Saturday the 19th of April and I will be showing my A/W 14 collection, inspired by nature and the dark shadow mankind casts over the planet. Tickets are £16.20 and can be purchased here.

As part of the online promotion for the event I was featured on A-listed magazine‘s “designer talk” section and the official MCRFW blog.

You can view them on the respective sites but I have also pasted what they wrote on here.

Designer Talk

Eustratia

Sam Saeed

Dark, sultry and dangerously seductive.  There is something incredibly enchanting about ‘Eustratia’. Like something out of a fairy tale, designer Stacy Mavrou talks about her collection as a clash between fashion, fetish and art.

Beautifully handmade, with the ultimate attention to detail, Stacey works with latex amongst other fabrics to produce wearable and unique pieces.

At the age of 3, Stacey was taught to sew by her Greek Grandmother, also a seamstress. The name of her collection ‘Eustratia’ also resonates with her Greek heritage meaning  ‘good’ or ‘right’ path.

Her talent passion and ambition grew over the years – Stacey recalls how she simply had her bedroom floor as a studio and a grant from the Princess Trust which enabled her to pave her career as a reputable Manchester based designer.

Stacey added: “I enjoy trends and fashion but I prefer clothes that are versatile and can be carried forward from season to season, I therefore aim to achieve a unique but timeless quality within my work”.

This season, Stacey has been inspired by nature, contrasting textures and colours and the dark shadow cast over earth and mankind.  The much anticipated collection due to be released at this year’s Manchester Fashion Week 2014 #MCRFW14 will feature a muted base palette with contrasting textured or embellished panels, a multitude of layered appliques featuring contrasting textures and pops of colour.

You can learn more about the brand and view all previous collections at Eustratia.

Eustratia

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/we-are-manchester-tickets/111839

Eustratia will be showcasing at MCRFW14 on Saturday the 19th, get tickets: (above)

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Eustratia are an upcoming fashion
boutique specializing in Latex clothing, lingerie and accessories. The creator behind the clothes;
Stacey Mavrou

Below are some images from the Lookbook! For all you fashion forward ladies!

Ticket Web MCRFW

These stunning lingerie pieces are not only very ‘out there’ and extremely cool, they look amazing on! If you want to see more of their gorgeous latex clothing they are having an event!!! On the 21st March, From 10pm onwards:

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