Who is she?
Cristina Sabaiduc launched her eponymous label as part of London Fashion Week’s ‘Off-Schedule’ events in September 2011. The Romanian-born designer grew up in Switzerland and studied in Toronto, before working in New York and Paris with Carolina Herrera and Jeremy Laing.
Sabaiduc is inspired by “the co-existence of natural and industrial elements in our environment,” citing the landscapes of the countries she has spent time in as points of influence. And the result of translating this vision into a collection? Expect dramatic silhouettes with a touch of femininity, digital prints and a juxtaposition of modern and natural fabrics. Sabaiduc is a designer who truly combines substance and style; her two most recent collections have been inspired by crystal formations and a collaboration with artist Jo Holland. For Spring/Summer 2013, draped maxi dresses and skirts, tops with caped detailing and pretty wrap shorts were the hero pieces of Sabaiduc’s collection.
For Autumn/Winter 2013, Sabaiduc continues to develop her design aesthetic, using a mixture of technical fabrics and the finest silks and wools – combined with the label’s signature prints, of course. Alongside palazzo pants and full skirts, things get a little more grown up – with the addition of tailored menswear-inspired pieces and a colour palette of slate grey, deep blue, soft mauve tones and camel.