International designer Sofia Dourvari to show 2014 Collection at Manchester Fashion Week Show
Hot on the high heels of her successful show at London Fashion Week, international designer Sofia Dourvari will be
showing her 2014 pre-autumn collection at Manchester Fashion Week, a four day event over the Easter Bank Holiday.
Sofia Dourvari designs are created for independent confident women and the pre-autumn collection provides some
exciting looks to bridge the gap between the spring/summer and autumn/winter seasons. Colours will include black,
silvers and metallics, with fabrics in Duchess satin, organza, Georgette, lurex metallic yarns,metallic pleat, faux leather
and brocade. Sofia describes leather as a ‘new love’ and has used it to create simple shapes, as well as combining it
with lace and, most interestingly, leather lace, for this collection.
The collection is made up of three parts – party dresses, cocktail dresses and long gowns – and, as with all Sofia
Dourvari designs, there is a focus on shape and structure being used to create elegant and sophisticated looks. This
seasons, Sofia has taken her inspiration from nature’s striking visual moments, such as raindrops glimmering on
leaves and the dramatic majesty of flowers in different weather. Using dark brocade, leather lace and 3D structural
flowers, Sofia has created pieces that can be easily distinguished by their unique finish. Long gowns with airy hems,
structured from flower shapes, capture some of the effortless grace of nature and empower the wearer.
The statement piece is a ballerina extravaganza cocktail dress with handsewn rosettes. Be sure not to miss this
stunning dress, as well as the other amazing pieces, from Sofia Dourvari at Manchester Fashion Week 2014.
• Sofia Dourvari is a Greek designer who moved to the UK in 2000. In 2001 Sofia attended Salford
University and studied for a BA (HONS) FASHION DESIGN then a Postgraduate Diploma in Textile
Technology. In 2007 Sofia won Best Designer at an International Student Festival for best creative
designs. Her Mediterranean roots heavily influence Sofia’s designs. Her philosophy is to create elegant
feminine designs that are creative and unusual and suitable for a wide range of occasions, from parties,
galas and events, to weddings and formal dinners and even for the office. She likes to create timeless
designs suitable for ladies of any age, using structure and colour to emphasise the woman’s shape
• Manchester Fashion Week (#MCRFW14) has recently announced its return to the city for 2014 taking
place between 18th and 21st April at Hallé St Peters, Ancoats. The four-day event will comprise of a series
of fashion shows over the Bank Holiday Easter weekend.
• Tickets for each of the shows go on sale on 7th March 2014 at 10am from TicketWeb. For more information on
tickets, visit www.ticketweb.co.uk or contact email@example.com
• For press information and registration details as to the Sofia Dourvari please contact Lady Charlotte
Lynham at LadyCPR on firstname.lastname@example.org