Vera Thordardottir

I drew inspiration from how the world around us changes from day to night. I have always been fascinated with textures and how objects change with low reflection of light, such as how the eye adjusts and the confusion when walking from bright daylight into pitch black: Gradually everything becomes more visible and you start to focus on every little noise to sense the texture of the room around you. I also studied the different reflections from objects in the night and how little drops of water in trees were lost in the daylight but became the main focal point at night using Swarovski crystal, black silicone and wires.

Open and close designer information

Vera Thordardottir graduated as a fashion designer from Istituto Marangoni, London campus, in June 2010. In February same year Vera participated in FAD Fashion Awareness Direct competition and was chosen as one of 14 finalists to showcase her work on Vauxhall fashion scout. Vera received a special mention award from FAD, and received very positive review from press. In June 2010 Vera was chosen to open the Istituto Marangoni show in London. Her collection was inspired by how frost effects the elements in her home country Iceland and Vera designed her own textile out of silicon, silver plated wires and Swarovski crystal sponsored by Swarovski. She also received a sponsorship from the Icelandic fish leather tanner Atlantic leather.

Since then her graduation pieces have been worn by Lady Gaga on couple of occasions, whilst singing with Elton John at his White Tie and Tiara ball and when she presented Nick Knight with a self-made artpiece at  SHOWstudio. After graduation Vera was employed as a design assistant to the head designer of WALSH. After being approached by Vauxhall fashion scout as a candidate for their program and getting interest from numerous private clients Vera decided to dedicate all of her time on establishing her label and her A/W11-12 collection opened Reykjavik Fashion Festival in April 2011.

Vera Thordardottir