Feben – a rising star of Dolce & Gabbana
As part of its long tradition of promoting new talent, the Italian fashion house is once again defending creativity. This time it’s Feben – a rising star of Dolce & Gabbana is awarded a unique opportunity. After supporting British punk-queer designer Matty Bovan, Japanese fashion artist Tomo Koizumi and Brazilian designer Karoline Vitto, the Italian fashion house is preparing to raise a new name to the pedestal of global fashion. Feben Vemmenby, born in Ethiopia and settled in the heart of London, has been chosen by Dolce & Gabbana as the next designer whose talents and vision will be showcased in a unique show in Milan. During next year’s February women’s fashion week, she will present her collection on the catwalk of the Italian fashion house.
From the shadow of a previous life
Feben Vemmenby experienced a turbulent childhood. Coming from ethnic Ethiopian roots, was born in Pyongyang, North Korea, where she spent two years in various refugee camps before she came of age and decided to live in Sweden. After this stage she moved to the UK to start her studies in London College of Fashion. Obtaining a scholarship for a master’s degree in women’s fashion in… Central Saint Martins was a key moment in her life. After graduating, she also joined Newgen, a prestigious support program for emerging designers, supported by British Fashion Council.
Her graduation collection aroused great interest in the fashion world. Beyoncé herself personally asked her to design some of her stage costumes. This, in turn, opened the door to further orders from other customers. And they gave Feben the opportunity to create your own brand, which he currently runs with the support of a small, dedicated team. Her reputation grew not only for her technical skills in textiles, but also for her bold, colorful creations. She is already considered one of the most promising talents of London Fashion Week. And now Feben, the rising star of Dolce & Gabbana, gets his chance from the brand itself to create something extraordinary.
What will Feben, the rising star of Dolce & Gabbana, present to us?
Continuing its support for creative diversity, Dolce & Gabbana turns its gaze to Feben, seeing in her a potential that deserves recognition. Her unique voice in fashion, combined with ethnic influences and cultural mix, is a unique source of inspiration for the future of fashion. It is also another step of the brand towards supporting diversity, innovation and support for young, emerging talents.
” Feben’s creativity is energetic, vital and sensual. We love her authentic approach and focus on handmade items. Her collaboration with craftsmen from around the world convinced us to support her work.” said Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in a press release. In an unprecedented move, Dolce & Gabbana will oversee every aspect of the upcoming Feben collection. From sourcing fabrics to producing looks and organizing shows, the Italian brand takes a hands-on approach to enhance the young designer’s artistic vision. This decision highlights not only the aesthetic vision, but also the commitment to promoting diversity and a fresh look at the future of this industry.