There exists those women that know how to mix doses of prefect sweetness, with tenacity. There are women who across their collections succeed to make you travel to a spellbound world… leaving you breathless. Iuliana Mihai possesses this great—rather rare—gift.
Who is Iuliana Mihai?
Iuliana Mihai, class of 1980. Exmodel, stylist and entrepreneur with her own brand “Iuliana Mihai”. She began working with fashion almost as a hobby, and yet was modelling for important brands like McQueen, Fendi, Gucci, and L’Oreal. When she realized that her talent could be formally studied and she began attending IED taking informational courses in marketing and communication for fashion. In 2010 she deposited her brand and, as she says it, the adventure began opening her concept showroom, The Black Pearl, on 24 Basento Street, Rome. In 2014 She won the prize for best fashion designer in Marco Calisse’s, “Miss Precious” fashion contest. In 2015 she will be participating in AltaRoma’s collateral event, “Edie Sedwich”. What is the distinctive trait of your creations?
History of the costume, contruction of the clothes, research of fabrics and accesories. Unique pieces, patchwork fabrics, stratifying effects and assymetric cuts.
What defines elegance according to Iuliana Mihai?
What is elegance for me? It’s best to ask Chanel, “What are you doing?” because elegance is an on-going essence that changes with each new year. It exists in the way a person conducts themself, they way she sleeps, speaks, eats, her being, and her expression as well.
What inspires you?
Everything. I live for inspiration. Namely people, facts, images, trips, perfumes, dreams and encounters, life and death. These are the things that inspire me. I
f you were a fabric, what fabric would you be?
Well, that’s a crafty question. However, my answer will not satisfy you 100%. Rather than choose a fabric, it is better to define the material that I would be. A material full-bodied, soft, fluid, highly transparent, and fresh. From here, you determine the fabric.
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