By Max Hailwood
This designer based in East London is one of the gems of the UK design scene. A collection of intricate pieces that incorporate hand crafted perfection and strong geometric prints, make this collection unmissable.
Since graduating from the London College of Fashion in 2006, Emesha Nagy has worked with designers Vivienne Westwood and Jasper Conran. 3 years later in 2009, the label Emesha was launched in the United States. The collection was a great success and Emesha was noted as ‘One to watch’.
This collection combines amazingly intricate pleats and fantastical digital prints with clothes that suit women and compliment the female form. The luxury of the fabrics used is at the same high fashion level synonymous with decades old fashion houses. The feel from looking at and handling these products is that this brand has been around much longer than its three years. The brand has come a very long way in a very short time. To say the least, it’s understandable the amount of press attention and praise this designer receives. On top of this creative director, Emesha Nagy has proven herself to be a kind, patient and focused women who maintains professionalism without losing out on friendliness and approachability.
Having shown at London Fashion Week for the last few years and recently winning the Fashion Press Week’s annual award, it is needless to say that this designer has great things on her horizon. In its short time as a brand, Emesha has already been featured in Marie Claire Malaysia, Drapers, Sublime, Instyle Hungary, So-En Japan, Scoop Australia and Vogue Italia Talents, with surely many more in the near distant future.
A major part of the Emesha philosophy is to be eco-friendly and to be kind to the environment whilst delivering an impeccably high level of design, quality and style. Another cause close to the heart of the company is the loss of jobs that passed in Hungary, the designer has been quoted as saying, “Having Hungarian roots I am devastated to see the apparel industry decline in Hungary in the last few years. When new countries joined the European Union in 2009, many fashion companies moved their production further east. Job competition forced those remaining in the industry to work long hours for little pay. To reverse this downward economic spiral I am building my company on fair wage policy and sustainable principles”
Emesha Nagy, and her outstanding brand (if you haven’t guessed from my review already) is one of the gems of the British design industry who deserves all that she gets.
Photography: Mariel Sabga and Max Hailwood
Styling: Nicholas Smith and Kar-Yee Cheung
Make-Up: I-Fan Wang
Hair: Seulah Kim