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The Wandering Collective for LaKatwalk Zenski Rokovnik Interview + GIVEAWAY!

Thursday, December 18, 2014


First time I met The Gianluca and David was sometimes last Summer in my Trendcy buyer role when I was recruiting them to become one of Trendcy's designers. Soon after we went on our first adventure to Croatia as they were invited to show their SS 15' collection on Zagreb Fashion Week.

We all live in Barcelona and although they often travel for work to Milan we still got to see each other often and brainstorm on how to further market and sell their designs. Gianluca designs fabulous handmade Italian shoes and David designs clothing, they first met a while back when they were working together for Dolce & Gabanna in Italy. The third designer from their collective is Valentina Brugnatelli who designs jewelry and who also worked with them for other fashion houses back in Italy.


THE WANDERING COLLECTIVE STORY 


Before launching their own name brands all three designers had years to perfect their craft while working for major fashion houses such as: Bally, Kenzo, Monclear, D&G, Zuhair Murad and Versace just to name the few.

The idea for The Wandering Collective concept came during womenswear show fitting in Paris where all three designers were working as freelancers combining Valentina's costume jewelry, Gianluca's shoes and David's ready to wear clothing designs in one complete look. An immediate camaraderie is born out of a shared sense of style, of glamour and fun with a communal desire to express it.





Gianluca moved to Barcelona first and then David came to stay couple of years later. Valentina moved to Switzerland with her boyfriend but they all three continued to work together on common inspiration for their upcoming collections during their meetings in Milan where Gianluca and Valentina have production while David produces his RTW clothing in Barcelona.


Their lines can be purchased and are marketed seperately as well in numerous boutiques and luxury department houses around the world but just when the full look comes together, magic happens and true The Wandering Collective Women comes to life. Gianluca's shoes and David's RTW clothing collection can be purchased online on   www.trendcy.com

The Wandering Collective look celebrates the creativity and individuality of the three founders whilst coming together in thematic harmony. 

Not only do designers carefully choose luxurious fabrics and follow their own unique artistic standards but they also design their own custom prints which results in trully unique pieces which you will be able to wear for years to come and which will never go out of style!

Launching own brand came with liberating creative freedom but also with major capacity and resources restrains said David which they are just now realizing as they simultaniously continue to design for other brands as freelancers but also build The Wandering Collective brand. "I have to think twice when ordering fabrics and be careful of how well I am going to utilize it." - said David.

When asked who is looking for inpiration in whom Gianluca laughed as he said it doesn't always run smoothly in terms of direction but their chemistry in the team, respect and never-ending flow of creativity allows them to democratically decide on direction in which collection will go.


THE BIRTH OF LIMITED EDITION LAKATWALK ŽENSKI ROKOVNIK



During one of our brainstorming meetings I mention to the guys (who are by the way AMAZING illustrators as well) that I am offered by my fab friend Dunja to design limited edition women's planner Ženski Rokovnik cover and they generously offered to help me with their illustration's of me wearing their favorite items they designed: beautiful maxi dress with custom print and Gianluca's fabulous and comfortable platform sandals, which are my third pair of his shoes (and counting). 


EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAY


In this post you can also win a signed copy of  LaKatWalk Limited Edition Ženski Rokovnik!


#1 All you have to do is (publicly) share  this Facebook post.
#3 Comment bellow this post confirming that you have done both!

Please don't leave your email address in comment so others can't see it and use it to spam you. I will choose a winner via random.org and publish the name on my Facebook page on December 24th so please check there if you are a lucky winner and then I'll ask your contact info via private message.


Good luck to all in this fabulous giveaway! :)

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You can buy another copy of LaKatWalk Ženski Rokovnik for your mum, friend or sister HERE.



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