Silvia Hoya Mena, Bespoke Couture Designer
Originally from Madrid, Spain and now based in Manchester, England, Silvia Hoya-Mena considers herself to be a “slow fashion” designer, but her ascent to becoming one of the ec0-fashion all-stars has been anything but slow. Her award-winning made-to-order couture recently earned her the “New Talent On The Rise” distinction at Manchester Fashion Week where she has since won numerous “Best of” awards for collaborative work on collections.
Her sumptuous Asia inspired hemp silk couture collection, “The Muse and the Dragon” was featured in the November 2013 issue of Vogue Italia and, more recently, in Heels Magazine. Her impressive resume also includes international film, TV, circus acts and special event credits as a costume designer.
The Muse and the Dragon draws inspiration from the seductive beauty of the traditional kimonos worn by geishas in Asian cultures. The exceptionally luxurious textiles are comprised of sustainably sourced obi silks, bamboo, linen and hemp as well as vintage kimonos. Earlier collections draw inspiration from vintage patterns utilizing recycled industrial materials to embellish the designs. Regardless of which materials she uses, her garments exude sensual femininity.with flattering silhouettes and sublime draping.
Silvia Hoya-Mena’s garments are exclusively made to order from her Manchester studio. Lead-time is usually two weeks from date of order and prices range from $500 to $2,000 U.S.D. Click here to view her collections.