A couple of weeks back I was invited by my friend Lorena Vilanova a blogger and a journalist behind The Stylistbook blog to visit a designer Pop Up at The Secret Room in Barcelona. A designer we went to see was a charming Sasha Budnik – designer and illustrator behind the brand Vasya.
The Secret Room is very special place in Barcelona which combines beauty, art, fashion and leisure. On a regular day this venue is a full time hair studio and soon to be beauty studio as well, but it’s also equipped with a bar, a gorgeous terrace and DJ booth. The Secret Room is a place where you can enjoy variety of events, art expositions, tastings, culinary workshops and fashion showrooms. One can also rent a venue for private event.
Venue is beautifully and tastefully decorated with a unique mix of vintage and modern pieces and has a very friendly staff and management team and it’s located in very center of Barcelona at Passeo de Gracia.
The fashion Pop Up we came to see was a full day event organized on a gorgeous sunny day. The event featured five fashion, accessory and jewelry designer but there was also a sitting bags designer, cook and a florist.
Slow Fashion In addition to groundbreaking runway creations, derived from the sweet elegance and superior style of European artisanship, the VASYA collections follow the concept of Slow Fashion.
THE CONCEPT OF SLOW FASHION
Slow fashion, like ¨slow food¨, ¨slow travel¨, or even the ¨slow career¨ which are seen as alternatives to better health and economy in all areas, is an epiphany for fashionistas with waning disposable incomes and a need to have instant remarkable style that will last, and last and last… VASYA by incorporating a long term unique looks has created separate collections for the every-day chic woman to take her beloved accessories and fashions to the next level, by catering them and making them accessible for today’s trends and tomorrows.
SASHA BUDNIK, fashion designer
VASYA by Sasha Budnik Sasha Budnik is a Fashion Designer and Illustrator, and the creator of VASYA designs. After obtaining a degree in the Fine Arts University (Minsk, Belarus) in 2006 and presenting her first collection in 2003 in Belarus, she established herself in the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, where she continued her studies at the Instituto Europeo di Design. She is currently teaching in IED and working on her new collections.
“I dedicate my work to bringing out the different “characters” in women – women with personality confidence and a strong sense of self, spirituality and their existence. The most genuine and creative personal style is created not only by a constant developing of trends, but also by individuality.”
Sasha Budnik, fashion designer
Similarly to Croatian designer Kate Almighty, Sasha’s signature dresses have open back, usually deep-V cut back cleavage. Although Sasha doesn’t produce her collection in large production facilities, in fact all of her items are unique, not more then one piece is produced per style and she uses luxurious fabrics such as silk and lace, her clothing is still quite affordable for a regular women.
At the Pop Up shop I tried this gorgeous floral crop top but it was just a bit to tight on the shoulders, I am 6’1” after all. My other favorite items of her I liked were of course the backless dresses and another black button up sheer cropped short sleeve sweater which I photographed bellow.
What are your favorite ‘secret’ gem places in Barcelona? Please do share in comment.
I live in Barcelona for some time now but every week I continue to discover new fabulous place to eat, shop and enjoy!
Katarina Štimac, fashion blog – LaKatwalk