Diana Conac, Romania
Piece Title: Glamorous Tartan
Diana describes herself as being addicted to fashion and all its creations. She fell in love with fashion in high school, even though she believes that the fashion industry in Romania is not as developed as it could be. She achieved her Master’s degree in Fashion Design from The West University of Timisoara. Her greatest achievement since then is the special award she received in Japan for a fashion project competition, which was awarded by the French designer Pierre Cardin and Japanese designer Hanae Mori. She has also participated in various fashion events in Romania such as Bucharest Fashion Week, Iasi Fashion Week and Timisoara Fashion week where she launched her fashion collections.
Diana was inspired by the quality and positive colours of tartan print as well as current fashion trends. She entered this competition as she lives and expresses herself through fashion every day and believes that she has the inspiration and energy to bring out the best in herself and create an original fashion concept.
Diana’s collection includes two silk fluid dresses. She has used silk with the tartan in order to create a contrast of texture; thus becoming two creations which are designed for a woman with strong personality and style who wants to reinvent herself. Both silk and tartan are two fine, quality fabrics and are natural, precious materials. Together, Diana claims they create an artistic, sensual and feminine composition. The silk is rendered in warm pastel tones that let the tartan express and dominate the fashion composition. The tartan top of the dress is designed in classical modulated lines with a retro touch.