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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: [email protected] 

 

Romanian fashion designer wins BigSEE Grand Prix Award 2020

Romanian Ioana Ciolacu received the BigSEE Fashion Design Award 2020- Grand Prix in the Step forward category for the project of an haute couture outfit made entirely of recycled scraps.

The outfit's production took two months, from the cutting of the pieces to the assembly, done manually, and using only selected scraps from the designer's previous collections. The dress combines a "knot-like technique on a laser-cut base" to deliver "a unique shape, meant to emphasize the creativity and prove the endless possibilities of sustainable thinking."

Ioana Ciolacu is a contemporary womenswear fashion label created by the Romanian designer of the same name.

Ciolacu has an MA in Fashion Design and Technology from the London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts London. In 2013, she won the fashion design competition Designers for Tomorrow, after her collection impressed members of a jury led by Stella McCartney.

The full list of BigSEE awards is available here.

(Photo by Ioana Ciolacu, courtesy of Zavod Big)

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: [email protected] 

 

Romanian fashion designer wins BigSEE Grand Prix Award 2020

Romanian Ioana Ciolacu received the BigSEE Fashion Design Award 2020- Grand Prix in the Step forward category for the project of an haute couture outfit made entirely of recycled scraps.

The outfit's production took two months, from the cutting of the pieces to the assembly, done manually, and using only selected scraps from the designer's previous collections. The dress combines a "knot-like technique on a laser-cut base" to deliver "a unique shape, meant to emphasize the creativity and prove the endless possibilities of sustainable thinking."

Ioana Ciolacu is a contemporary womenswear fashion label created by the Romanian designer of the same name.

Ciolacu has an MA in Fashion Design and Technology from the London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts London. In 2013, she won the fashion design competition Designers for Tomorrow, after her collection impressed members of a jury led by Stella McCartney.

The full list of BigSEE awards is available here.

(Photo by Ioana Ciolacu, courtesy of Zavod Big)

[email protected]

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