Featured Fashion Designer: Ria CoCo-VeVe

"I always loved clothing and fashion from a very early age."

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Tell us about yourself. At what age did you start becoming fascinated with fashion?

I always loved clothing and fashion from a very early age . I would spend hours with my Gran" Mary Wright " Sewing on her manually turned singer sewing machine and dressing up in her beautiful ballgowns and jewels.

How did you prepare for a career in styling?

I studied in fashion design and textiles in the North west UK . I then worked for a children's wear design and manufacture company for a time. Having a career break to raise my family ,but fashion design and my love to be creative with fabrics was always in the background . In 2015 decided to create my own fashion label.

How do you stay updated on the current trends?

Social media plays a big part in keeping updated on whats new , Though my main influences are from eras gone by . I like to use classic silhouettes and give them a modern edge .

How do you view Fashion Weeks?

Very Important it is so exciting to see whats new with the big designers and get to see some of the new collections from up and coming talent. I showcase at Liverpool Fashion week and during London fashion week too.

What are your plans for the future? Where do you see yourself taking your designing career?

Designing beautiful garments with no boundaries.

Name the top three things in your designing kit that are must-haves?

Camera , Pencil and Sewing Machine.

Tell us your most unforgettable experience as a designer?

Working on my latest collection for Liverpool Fashion Week .

Who is your favorite all-time designer?

There is so many I admire but if I have to choose one, Dolce & Gabbana.

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Instagram: @coco_veve

Twitter: @coco_veve

Facebook: @CocoandVeve

Website: cocoveve.co.uk

Email: cocoveve@candvboutique.co.uk



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