Ioana Ciolacu is a contemporary womenswear fashion label from the Romanian designer by the same name. With an MA in Fashion Design and Technology from the prestigious London College of Fashion of University of the Arts London and with design experience from one of the best international brands – Stella McCartney, Ioana has developed strong understanding of creating high quality clothes and unique designs. With a focus on shape, craftsmanship and sustainability, Ioana takes inspiration from architecture and nature combining signature graphics with tailoring techniques.
Her simple yet tailor inspired silhouettes work as canvases for signature graphics – transposed in prints and embroidery -and fabric combinations that all show a deep understanding of shape, proportion and craftsmanship. Ioana’s effortless pieces show a love for playing with custom developed techniques to create a modern and alluring look.
Romanian Design Week – BEST DESIGNER AWARD 2018 Elle Style Awards – BEST DESIGNER NOMINEE 2018 Elle Style Awards – BEST DESIGNER NOMINEE 2017 Elle Style Awards – BEST DESIGNER NOMINEE 2016 Elle Style Awards – BEST DESIGNER NOMINEE 2015 Beau Monde – BEST DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2015 Elle Style Awards – BEST DESIGNER NOMINEE 2014 The One 10 Years of Inspiration – DESIGN AWARD 2014 Who’s Next Paris – THE FUTURE OF FASHION January 2014, July 2014, January 2015 Designer for Tomorrow by Stella McCartney– WINNER 2013 London College of Fashion – RECTOR’S SCHOLARSHIP – August 2012 Elle Style Awards – BEST YOUNG DESIGNER NOMINEE 2012 Institut Cultural Francais – PASARELA NOMINEE 2011 SDBI – EUROPEAN FASHION AWARDS GERMANY – 2nd Place 2010
Ioana is awarded with the Crystal Globe ‘Best Designer of the Year’ by Beau Monde Nominated for ‘Best Designer’ at Elle Style Awards 2015 Bucharest Participates in the exhibition ‘Pop and Shop’ Brussels Exhibits at ‘Art and Fashion for Education’ Bucharest Selected as one of The Future of Fashion – Who’s Next Paris Exhibits at Ciff Copenhagen
Ioana launches the SS15 video campaign ‘Lure’.
Directed by Anton & Damian Groves, Lure wins several international awards. Watch Video
Ioana is nominated for ‘Best Designer’ at Elle Style Awards 2014 Bucharest
Wins the ‘Design Award’ at The One 10 years of Inspiration’ -Bucharest
Participates in the exhibition ‘Beauty in the Making’ London as part of London Fashion Week and supported by British Fashion Council
Presents SS15 Collection Hunters at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin. View Collection
Collaborates with the retailer Peek&Cloppenburg for an exclusive capsule collection to be sold in Germany and Austria
Selected as one of The Future of Fashion – Who’s Next Paris
Exhibits at Premium Berlin
Graduates from University of the Arts London – London College of Fashion with a MA degree in Fashion Design and Technology – Womenswear
Ioana wins the Designer for Tomorrow Award
Ioana has a very mature hand and point of view and in the same time she is saying something different in fashion. She has a lovely balance. That’s what you want to see from the young designers today.
– Stella McCartney, July 2013
Autumn Winter 2015 Collection at MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN
Ioana graduates from National University of Arts Bucharest with a BA in Fashion Design and wins 2nd place at European Fashion Awards Berlin and was nominated for Pasarela – Institut Cultural Francais Bucharest.