Designer Radhika Perera-Hernandez has taken the glamorous inspiration from her Eastern roots to the fashion world, bringing it together with multi-functional traditional elegance to create a line that brings out the inner goddess in every woman. Her name comes from Radha, the Hindu Goddess of love and devotion- a fitting name for someone who is creating gorgeous designs to make women look and feel their best. Raised by a Catholic mother and a Buddhist father, Radhika was very cultured throughout her life as a child. The Sri Lanka and London atmosphere surrounded Radhika with sounds and sights that influence her creativity today. She was no overnight success though- the designer started exploring fashion as a child. Radhika has been sewing since she was a little girl, mixing Indian fabrics with vintage finds. Through exploring with vintage, she learned about pattern making and gained a strong understanding of how to flatter the womanly figure through draping, fit and structure. This lead to the launch of Lois London in 2010 for a summer collection that included kaftans and swimwear. Designs were- and still are sewn in Hernanderz’ home where she creates pieces detailed with beads, pigmented colors and light fabrics to bring the ultimate goddess feeling to the wearer. Another catch? Lois London kaftans flatter a variety of figures, adding a larger customer demographic to Lois London. Recently, Radhika was inspired by an 2008 vintage piece she sold on her website, Lois Lane Vintage and recreated a modern take on it.
The garment didn’t go unnoticed- American actress La La Vazquez Anthony was seen wearing it on the red carpet for an event. La La made it her own, pairing it with silver stilettos, bangles and a thick belt around the waist. “I fell in love with that piece and wanted to re-create an ultra luxurious version of it, to me it captures the essence and glamour of Bianca Jagger from the 70?s. The fabric is Intricately sequined silk chiffon in mauve with pewter square sequins.Grecian draping and elasticated waist and cuffs”, the designer says. The fact that this piece could be translated into a modern version shows how timeless it is and although it retails for $1450, it’s longevity makes it worth every penny.
Browse Radhika’s line at www.lois-london.com.
Watch the video of the Bianca Jumpsuit below:
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