NYFW: Irina Vitjaz

Vienna-based designer Irina Vitjaz debuted her Pure Couture collection at New York Fashion Week instantly establishing herself among the notable newcomers. Vitjaz is mostly recognized for her work across the European market, where numerous celebrities have graced red carpets in her original designs. The designer began collecting fabrics at a young age and designing for herself, paving the way for future collections. Today Vitjaz sets out to create garments that are extravagant and elegant, classic but with modern twist. She achieves this balance by mixing strong graphic prints, bejeweled gowns and bold colors. This season Vitjaz attached 40s-era veils to baseball caps for a contemporary take on her classic style. Vitjaz made a mark on fashion week with her U.S. debut and we can be sure to see her again.

Jackée Trinidad

Images and video by BLKLN Clothing.