London based Artist-Designer Stamatia Megla has become synonymous with her creative innate ability to properly infuse both theatre and fashion in a way that has lovers of both grasping, was always a consistent factor in Stamatia’s life from a very young age. At the age of 5 Her Grandmother, who was one of the most notable tailors in her hometown, bought her, her first red swing machine and taught her how to design and sew which ingrained in her the desire to work and manipulate fabrics. Stamatia Megla always possessed a deep affinity for the arts and theatre and while completing her studies she freelanced as a designer for several theater productions inGreeceandLondon.
In her first steps in Fashion, she found shelter under the mentoring of Konstantinos Tsigaros one of the greatest Greek Fashion Designers; however it was her love for fashion that propelled her to create clothes not only for herself but also wedding dresses for friends and handmade jewellery which she sold to local retailers. From this Megla M. was born, which posed as a bridge between her love for both the avant-garde characteristics of fashion and the boundless imaginative illustration of the theatrical world.
Always inspired by theater and arts Megla is continuously challenging her creativity by way of the female figure, and despite her young age she has already have made impressive strides towards solidifying a remarkable place in the eclectic global industry of fashion, costume and theatrical installations.
Having obtained both her Bachelor and Master Degree in stage and costume design at the University of Fine Arts in Greece, her unstoppable ambitions brought her to the UK where she was accepted into the University for the Creative Arts’ (UCA) coveted master Fashion Design program. True to her aspirant nature Stamatia Megla, while enrolled at UCA, also completed several courses at Central Saint Martin’s College andChelseacollegeofArtand Design. Stamatia Megla is currently completing her 3nd master in Costume Design for Performance at the London College of Fashion.
In 2011 Stamatia Megla participated in the highly publicized “100 Best New Fashion Designers” competition as organized by Lookk (an online UK Fashion magazine). There she presented her Fall/Winter 2012 collection and out of hundreds of talented contestants she was awarded 1st place. In February 2012 Stamatia Megla presented her first F/W 12 collection in Nolcha Fashion Week New York where she received many enthusiastic comments from buyers and press.
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