Vlasta Collu profile, press & media
The designer Vlasta Collu (born and raised in the Slovak Republic) was always passionate about art, design and couture. She was trained from a young age in couture tailoring and millinery by her talented grandmother. Studying mathematics at Comenius University combined later with studies at London College of Fashion has given Vlasta an insight into developing flawless silhouettes and precise cuts. Her creations reflect this gifted designer’s eye for detail, years of experience with cutting garments to real women and knowing what cut is flattering for different body shapes. Her millinery work carries an influence of her coach legendary Marie O’Regan and training by Ian Bennet.
Vlasta's gowns, garments and head wear have been worn by clients over the whole world. She has participated in several collaborations. The most exciting one is a collection of hydrochromic couture rain wear for Squid London that has been exhibited in the Kent State University Museum in the USA. Her collections of monochrome hats have been exhibited in OC Concept Stores in New York and Saint Tropez. She has created several head wear collections for various bridal and evening wear designers and boutiques in the UK, Denmark and Slovakia. Her designs were featured in numerous magazines such as You and Your Wedding, Cosmopolitan Bride, The Brides, The Wedding, Wedding Ideas, Attire Bridal Magazine to name some as well as featured on television - ITV, Wedding TV and Slovakian STV1 and RTV. Vlasta was also teaching couture techniques and bodice construction courses at Fashion Antidote in London and giving private lessons in her London studio.
Currently you can find her working on wearable-art pieces and a sleepwear label Intimate Stories.