Moïra Cristescu

Womenswear fashion designer

Biography

Moïra Cristescu is a fashion designerportrait Moïra couleur web fascinated with the body : this subject of research has always been haunting her and this obsession is probably what led her to fashion in the first place, the applied art using the body as medium.

Sketching is another mania, as she draws everywhere she wanders, creating « carnets de voyages » of her travels and of exhibitions she visited. She has proven a complete designer, expressing herself through both 2 and 3D, as she researches, sketches, develops, drapes, sews the final pieces and illustrates them.

After a fashion degree at La Martinière-Diderot in Lyon and a sculpture workshop in Sicily, she entered the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London. Her final collection got noticed by the press, shortlisted by Vogue.com,  requested by several magazines including Dazed&Confused and was retailed in a French gallery.

Graduated from the high standard womenswear pathway with a First in 2010, she was selected in the 6 upcoming talents of La Nuit De La Mode, was a finalist in the Triumph Inspiration Award and in the Podium Jeunes Stylistes competitions. She thrived and matured within great fashion houses such as Proenza Schouler and Narciso Rodriguez in New York, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo and Jean Charles de Castelbajac in Paris, George Wu in Australia and freelanced for Mother of Pearl in London. She has since then joined the studio of a « Grand Couturier » in Paris, for which she has worked on the first line and on celebrity dressing.

She also designs and creates her own collections, alongside custom-made outfits for singers, musicians, actresses, both for Red Carpet events and for performance/films. She feels strongly about sustainability, and therefore favors upcycling in most of her projects.

She has an inquisitive turn of mind, she is dedicated and tireless, and as her journey shows, she is always on the lookout for new challenges.

 

To learn more about her:

The Heroine’s Journey of Moïra Cristescu