At the W boutique fair last week, we met the talented Irina McCreadie, self-taught designer of her own brand, Otkuda (which means “from where” in Irina’s native Russian).
Otkuda provides a breath of fresh air in the Singapore fashion scene, her clever use of colour blocking and detailed prints in the current collection are perfect for this tropical climate! All the ready-to-wear clothes are made by hand, by Irina. The material is light and breezy, and she also designs clothes to flatter all body types. Even better, if you want her to customize something just for you, she can do that too!
We present to you… Otkuda!
The incredibly talented Irina McCreadie, in one of her own dresses. Price: SGD169
We love this top below – the lighter pink tones it down a notch. We would definitely wear this with white jeans! All handmade, and priced at a reasonable SGD50.
These tops below are Carmen’s favourite….pair it with some black skinny jeans and away you go! LOVE THIS! Price: SGD50
Close up of the top above.
Looking for a breezy dress to wear for those days when it just feels too hot? The one below gives you plenty of room to breathe and we love the design. Price: SGD169
Check out this gorgeous tank top below – so versatile to dress up or down!
This dress is the final one in Otkuda’s collection, however we had to show it to you – so much hard work has gone into this dress! Price: SGD230
On the topic of stunning, here is another dress that we think deserves to be on the red carpet! As mentioned earlier, Irina also take orders for truly bespoke garments, designed and fitted for the customer.This particular dress below would cost SGD800. That’s really not bad compared to purchasing a ball gown off the rack! The process involves meeting Irina for an initial design meeting followed by at least two fittings.
Another gown designed by Irina! Simple yet elegant.
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Otkuda.by.Irina
See Otkuda at the “Boutiques at Dempsey House” (new home for Singapore’s best fair Boutiques at Fort Canning). 8D Dempsey Road, Singapore
19 November 2012, 10am-8pm; and
20 November 2012, 10am-6pm.