Friday, October 10, 2008
Fashion Alert: Ingwa; Melero..................."My Chick Burnin down Bergdorf"
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Ingwa; Melero is crafted by the design team of Nike Ingwa Clausing and Tina Hernaiz Melero. Nike and Tina’s love of design began as childhood friends in a small town in Germany. Inspired by their mothers’ handcrafting books from the 70’s, they began making their own clothes at an early age. Soon, their hobby became obsession and they spent all of their free time designing outfits for themselves and their friends.
Nike’s passion led her to study tailoring at an haute couture house in Hamburg, Germany. She then went on to receive a degree in fashion design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Tina also pursued her dream, receiving a master’s degree in graphic design from Fachhoch-schule in Duesseldorf, Germany. The draw of the New York fashion scene soon took hold of both Nike and Tina, leading them to move to NYC permanently in 2001, where they founded Ingwa; Melero.
Ingwa; Melero’s incorporation of traditional handcrafting techniques, with fitted feminine silhouettes, continues to capture attention of the New York fashion scene, as well as the rest of the nation. Ingwa; Melero can currently be found at Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman and numerous specialty boutiques in New York, Los Angeles and around the country....