Designer Spotlight: Stine Goya
'Belinda' Dress - £350.00
Mixed prints, textures, pops of colour and feminine details combined with the traditional Scandi-style we all know and love, is what makes Stine Goya stand out from the rest. Designer Stine Goya established her namesake brand in Copenhagen in 2006 and creates four seasonal collections, artist collaborations and fashion shows a year, which continue to receive international acclaim thanks to their signature marriage of colour and print. On her website she explains, “Colours are an inexhaustible source of inspiration; an almost raw material I love to develop further. Colours can be mixed in infinite ways, creating new shades that tell personal tales of colour, style and print. I love that.”
When you think about Scandinavian styles and fashion brands, you think of clean, simple designs in a muted colour palette. What makes Stine Goya so unique is that she has the ability to construct her garments with the sleek ‘Scandi’ techniques and combine a more playful side to the style with her use of prints and stand-out colours all inspired by the art, culture, pictures, music and people she has around her. So many different people have reacted and fallen in love with her way of design and because of this, the 'Stine Goya’ woman is very diverse. In an interview with Material Magazine Goya explains, “Lots of younger women, girls even, that are very fashionable wear our clothes. But we also have a lot of middle-aged women, who enjoy seeing others react to their choice of apparel. They like to wear pieces that draw attention to them. There is not a specific character in mind when we design and I’d like to keep it that way. I enjoy the thought of our garments having a universal appeal, regardless of clients’ age of background.”
'Dora' Dress - £380.00
Goya’s ethos is to create timeless, wearable pieces in feminine silhouettes to empower women and to celebrate and express their individuality, whilst committing to sustainable practices and reducing waste. In an interview with Coggles she says, “Sustainability is a huge focus for the brand going forward. In line with our AW19 Sustainable Capsule launching we published our Sustainable Policy and Goals from 2019 to 2025 focusing on 3 areas of opportunity - Product, Planet, People. It’s really important to me to make this a priority for my business, be transparent in our shortcomings and our achievements and educate our customers to the opportunities within this area. We want to show that becoming a sustainable brand is a process – but also a fun and empowering endeavour.”
For their latest collection, they took a journey through the mind and life of Swedish Artist, Moki Cherry. The Pre Fall 2020 collection is an exploration of artistic rebellion and return to the brand's roots in multimedia artistic practice. From design to drama, art to music, this season examines an artist's bold interpretation of the adage "the stage as a home - and the home as a stage" - living without limitation to create an immersive environment to challenge the status quo and explore themes of psychedelia, folklore and interdisciplinary practice.
So far, the response to Stine Goya being in store has been great and we are already restocking the popular ‘Mavelin’ dress for the third time. The full collection will be online very soon but if you can’t wait, pop into the store as we are open by appointment from 10am-12pm or you can drop in and shop from 12:30-4pm every Monday-Saturday.
'Mavelin' Dress - £210.00
'Asher' Dress - £210.00
'Tulala' Dress - £260.00
'Reflection' Dress - £450.00
'Neva' Dress - £310.00
'Francis' Dress - £310.00
'Nelly' Skirt - £160.00