Kaya's World

Kaya – short form of the Hopi name Kakahoya, meaning “my elder little sister.” The name implies someone who is wise beyond her years.

Welcome to a day in young Kaya’s life in Hiroshima – Japan.

Kaya is wearing a selection of our Kid’s Collection.

Photos by Airi & Andrei


INTERVIEW BY LORENA BUHNICI

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lorena Buhnici spoke with Ioana in her interview series.
Watch the full interview below:


SHOWROOM LAUNCH

July 19, 2018 – Bucharest

Ioana Ciolacu launched it’s first Showroom on 35 Berthelot Street, Bucharest. Placed in an iconic neo romanesque 100 years old building downtown Bucharest, the showroom features opulent stained glass windows and all the original frames and features and a backyard luxuriant garden. The building’s revitalisation was made in a contemporary manner – while keeping all the original decorations – which puts an emphasis on the contemporary collections.

Ioana personally involved in the Showroom decoration:

I specifically choose and transformed this space – our first showroom – because of it’s esthetic and emotional weight. I wanted to create a place where our customers react not only to the products, but rather to the environment around our collections. I explored the original space and manipulated new, contemporary finishings around the original stunning architecture.

 

The Ioana Ciolacu Showroom is now open and can be visited from Monday to Friday.

 

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Ioana Ciolacu Showroom

35 Berthelot St. Bucharest

+40 (0)31 108 47 20

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EVENT PARTNERS:

IQOS

LILLET

ULTIMATE EARS

AQUA CARPATICA

MADISON ABSOLUTE BEAUTY

FLORIA

BIROU DE FRUMOS


AUTUMN WINTER 2017

Photographer: Florin Panaitescu JR.
Make up: Diana Ionescu
Hair: Alex Caraman

Models
Floriana Sandu
Virginia Usiku
Nadd Hu

Accessories
Shoes: Mihaela Glavan
Jewelry: Adelina Petcan

Assistant: Andrei Dudau
Location: The Brewery


INVERVIEW LOOK WHO'S DRIVING

Thursday, October 6, 2016

A List Magazine hold their famous car interview series Look Who’s Driving with Ioana as a passenger.
Watch the witty car related Q&A’s below:

Interview by Bianca Popescu for A List Magazine.


COMPANY ETHICS

We’ve made our responsibility to grow a sustainable company, and attain a supply chain that is wary of our environment and people.

Our credo is this:

ETHICAL TRADE

We purchase our fabrics and services from around 15 suppliers, which are located in Europe. All of our products are manufactured locally under good conditions, following a ban on child labor, forced labor, discrimination and in compliance with environmental legislation.

We personally monitor our service suppliers to ensure that we are supporting local safe and fair working conditions, commitment to our ethical conduct and that our products are made with integrity. We build long term relationships with our suppliers and we believe in working with suppliers that share our vision.

MATERIALS

We do not use any animal product, be it fur, animal skins or leather. Moreover, we are working to produce our garments with environmental friendly fabrics, such as organic cotton.

WE RECYCLE

All fabric scraps from the process of creating the Ioana Ciolacu garments are sent to the Calarasi village, in Romania to be used in the making of traditional rag rugs. By purchasing our garments you support the environment through recycling while helping to keep alive the local craftmanship.

REPAIR

We appreciate and encourage our client’s sustainable way of living with our Repair Service, which applies for extensive wear and tear of our garments or accidents such as bleach marks, rips and cuts. Our direct clients benefit from this service for free.

If one of the above situation happens with an Ioana Ciolacu product, we analyse the problem/situation and we will either advise our client on how to solve it themselves or, if the situation is out of your client’s hand, they can send us the broken product and we could replace the broken part of the garment.

Check our SUSTAINABLE COMMITMENT in full.


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INTERVIEW APROPO TV

On Sunday morning Ioana had an interview appearance at ‘Apropo.tv’ hosted by tv star Andi Moisescu. They spoke about Ioana’s schooling, growing a brand and sustainability issues in mass production. Watch the fun infused chat here:

Watch the full show here.


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INTERVIEW ROMANIA TE IUBESC

On Sunday evening Ioana had an interview appearance at ProTv’s ‘Romania Te Iubesc’. She spoke about growing a brand, sustainability issues in mass production and how she is trying to overcome this through our recycling and repairs strategies.

Watch the full show here.


ELLE STYLE AWARDS

This December, Elle Magazine celebrate 18 years of fashion and style in Romania with a glamorous event:

The ELLE Style Awards are an awards ceremony hosted annually by ELLE magazine.

Our Ioana Ciolacu was nominated yet again for Best Designer, a nomination that celebrates her activity and contribution in fashion design.

You too can vote and choose your favorite designer this year.

We invite you to be part of our celebration with many surprises to come.


LONDON SUMMER IRINGO DEMETER

It was a dark, windy summer in London. But the promise of a bright tomorrow lighted the Shepherd’s Bush studio.

Photographer Iringo Demeter


OUT OF CONTROL PLAYLIST

Last night Ioana was invited in Control to play a set of her favorite music at their Mondays Out of Control evenings.

Check out a short selection of Ioana’s music delight:


MIAMI FASHION FILM FESTIVAL WINNER

MIAMI FASHION FILM FESTIVAL WINNER

We are happy to announce you that Lure, our SS15 Video campaign directed by Anton Groves and Damian Groves won not one, but four awards at Miami Fashion Film Festival.

ABOUT MIAFFF

Adding to Miami’s art and cultural offerings, the Miami Fashion Film Festival (MIAFFF) celebrates the films and filmmakers that creatively examine the art, culture, and business of fashion, both locally and internationally.

Offering a close and colorful look at the creative and fast-paced world of the fashion industry, screenings include documentaries, designer brand and experimental shorts, fashion-in-film classics as well as the style-filled movies that have inspired our love of fashion.

Through screenings and added programming, MIAFFF will also engage the community in conversation to explore the opportunities and challenges within fashion that youth, women, and industry professionals face.

The Miami Fashion Film Festival benefits Fashion Inspires More, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the fashion dialogue through art, technology, and education.

Lure film has been previously Staff Pick by Vimeo

ABOUT LURE

‘This story takes its inspiration from the oldest game in nature. The hunt. Across the ages, whether we are talking about carnivores or herbivores, flora or fauna, indifferent of species, the cycle of predator and prey continues to define the natural world. Ioana Ciolacu’s Spring Summer collection inspires the organic, the beauty, the tangibility, but also the cold, the calculated, the ruthlessness of nature. This contradiction is justified by the two simultaneous roles: The Hunter and The Hunted. At any moment they are inverted, from power to weakness, from domination to submission, from concealed to revealed, from night to day, from black to white. A constant cycle that ends as it begins.’
Anton and Damian Groves are half English, half Romanian brothers. Interested in art and storytelling from a young age, they found their voice in filmmaking and their passion took them to Romania. Since then, together they have been telling stories through film, music videos and commercials, having won a selection of awards and screened in many festivals throughout the world including the Cannes Film Festival and at London’s BFI.


MOOD: MISS HAVISHAM

Miss Havisham was part of my inspiration for Paradox AW14 Collection. Ink|Water|Marker on Paper.

Miss Havisham is a significant character in the Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations (1861). She is a wealthy spinster who lives in her ruined mansion with her adopted daughter, Estella. Dickens describes her as looking like “the witch of the place.” – Wiki


AUTUMN WINTER 2015

AUTUMN WINTER 2015

Inspired by the passing of time, the collection embraces effortless style with a quiet confidence combined with textures, opulent prints and contrasting tassels. A motion motif unravels from pattern to texture. Overlayed fringes encrusted on scuba. Enlarged bold prints decorate relaxed urban luxury with linear tailoring. Jumpers are reconstructed into unexpected silhouettes.


SPRING SUMMER 2015

HUNTERS

SPRING SUMMER 2015

HUNTERS collection brings out to life the conceptual relationship between the hunter and the prey. It’s all about the saying that in life we play both the role of hunters and preys and that whatever role we’re assuming, it can be switched in a second. Love, war, society, all these are beautifully guided by the game of power in which we play these two engaging roles.

HUNTERS suavely grasps  these moments of power and weakness into 25 outfits and outlines them through color, fabric use, silhouette, print and several techniques. It is a collection that is halfway from technology and craftmenship. The colors, from pale tones to statement colors evoke the playful nature of this collection and of nature itself. The fabric use and its textures invite the wearer to transpose into these two roles which sometimes overlap. Silhouettes are both relaxed, fragile, dreamy yet structured and empowering for the inner hunters. Digital print designed personally by the designer brings out to life a world of luxury nature where both inoffensive birds and the predator flowers are living together in harmony. Techniques such as laser cutting and laborious hand stitching are meant to outline the strong capacity of these two to coexist in an esthetically enhanced manner.

HUNTERS collection is the first full collection designed by Ioana Ciolacu and it expands to specially designed sunglasses to compliment the collection. Plexiglass, wood and cork, this material use on accessories compliment the above stated concept.


AUTUMN WINTER 2014

PARADOX

AUTUMN WINTER 2014

PARADOX is a collection that explores the idea of paradox by mixing unusual fabrics together. The collection applied menswear tailoring to feminine silhouettes, and breaks the idea of season by mixing specific pieces from each season into one collection. PARADOX was presented at Mercedes Benz Berlin Fashion Week, July 2013, and won the Designer for Tomorrow.


STEP INSIDE LURE DREAM WORLD

SPRING SUMMER 15 

‘This story takes its inspiration from the oldest game in nature. The hunt. Across the ages, whether we are talking about carnivores or herbivores, flora or fauna, indifferent of species, the cycle of predator and prey continues to define the natural world. Ioana Ciolacu’s Spring Summer collection inspires the organic, the beauty, the tangibility, but also the cold, the calculated, the ruthlessness of nature. This contradiction is justified by the two simultaneous roles: The Hunter and The Hunted. At any moment they are inverted, from power to weakness, from domination to submission, from concealed to revealed, from night to day, from black to white. A constant cycle that ends as it begins.’
Anton and Damian Groves are half English, half Romanian brothers. Interested in art and storytelling from a young age, they found their voice in filmmaking and their passion took them to Romania. Since then, together they have been telling stories through film, music videos and commercials, having won a selection of awards and screened in many festivals throughout the world including the Cannes Film Festival and at London’s BFI.


HIM & HER

Introducing our Accessories line with matching him & her visors, perfect for sunny days and urban love.

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