Ada Zanditon's premier couture collection reaches into the Ada Zanditon woman’s wildest fantasies creating the persona which can only be described as a Baroque Warrior Goddess. The aesthetic of the collection blends historical narrative with future fantasy - think erotically charged Victoriana with an injection of the age to come. Dusky pearlescent pale pinks, shimmering metallics, and Zanditon’s signature use of monochrome leathers and silks are adorned with machine cut Crystal Components from PRECIOSA, the exclusive crystal partner for this collection.
Zanditon’s construction of each piece is inspired by biomimicry, emulating elements of nature to further her design innovation. Each garment is created from ornate cells of laser cut leather, manipulated and hand constructed to form the opulent organic silhouettes. The key pieces are a black and silver, elegant floor length leather and silk tulle evening gown, and a remarkable cocktail dress formed entirely from sumptuous Atlantic wolffish leather.
Ada Zanditon, born and based in London, is an award winning fashion designer, illustrator and first class graduate of the London College of Fashion. Zanditon creates elegant sculptural couture, hand constructed in East London using innovative materials and techniques.
The narrative of Zanditon’s work comes from a scientific perspective on the environment, contemporary architectural forms, blending historical journeys with future fantasy. “I am always inspired by imagining the persona of a Baroque warrior goddess and using the idea of who she would be as a divine feminine archetype.”
The Ada Zanditon woman is intelligent, confident and strong and seeks out elegant, sophisticated luxury. She is a warrior goddess of the modern world. Zanditon has notably been worn by Rita Ora, Lily Cole, Caryn Franklin (MBE), Katie Melua, Shingai Shoniwa (The Noisettes), Bishi, Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters), Viktoria Modesta, Leah Weller & Jameela Jamil.
Zanditon debuted with ready-to-wear at London Fashion Week in 2010, chosen for the Fashion Scout Ones to Watch show. Since then, she has shown at Somerset House as well as at Berlin Fashion Week and was selected to judge the eco award at Graduate Fashion Week in 2013.
This year sees the expansion of the brand to focus on couture and bespoke concepts - Zanditon’s core vision and greatest passion. After exclusively announcing the expansion of the brand via WWD, Zanditon unveiled her first couture collection in September 2014 at London Fashion Week.
Zanditon has been featured in a wide range of press globally, including British, Russian, Italian & Indian Vogue, WWD, Wonderland, i-D, Elle, Times Luxx, Observer and many more. Zanditon is also co founder and co creative director of luxury dark matter menswear brand Ada + Nik with business partner Nik Thakkar.
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