New to Rainbowwave - Nadia Shelbaya
Nadia Shelbaya is a Copenhagen based gemmologist and jewellery designer known for her eye-catching mix of Middle Eastern opulence and Scandinavian minimalism.
The daughter of an Egyptian mother and a Danish father, Shelbaya spent her childhood summers in Cairo, where she quickly inherited her grandmother’s passion for ornate jewellery.
Shelbaya describes her jewellery as part sensual, part rebellious and indeed, many of her pieces were named after French nouvelle vague actresses who exude a little bit of both.
“I love women who embrace their ‘wholeness’ and own up to their sexuality, their flaws and their wit,” she explains and admits that even her creative process is a bit unorthodox.
New to Rainbowwave - Brøgger
Brøgger, a womenswear label founded in London, November 2016. After a decade of working in London, designing for some of fashion’s most acclaimed brands, Danish born Julie Brøgger decided to bring her own creations to life. Co-founder Linn Norström Weile has a background in branding within luxury fashion and e-commerce (NET-A-PORTER Group and Vestiaire Collective), and together, the two Danes joined forces to create a label that embraces their mutual values of great design, quality and commerce. Rooted in Danish heritage, with added international references thanks to the brand’s London base, Brøgger celebrates standout design and craftsmanship.
Julie Brøgger's designs are made to set the tone for your outfit, they are made to make women stand out. They play between the feminine and the masculine, they vary from sharp tailoring to soft oversized silhouettes, but craftsmanship, and choice of fabrics always play a central role in the design. Brøgger is about playful and elegant, yet functional womens wear. The prints and bold colours are key characteristics of Brøgger.
New to Rainbowwave - Carolina K
CAROLINA K is known for its unique prints and hand-embroidered details made authentically by artisans from remote regions in Mexico, Peru and India. Carolina Kleinman's desire to preserve artisanal traditions is a vital part of her philosophy and drives her to develop each collection in a sustainable way. Her collections are influenced by the indigenous people, markets, books and cultures encountered on her travels.
New to Rainbowwave - Nikolle Radi
Born in former Yugoslavia, Nikollë Radi grew up in Croatia with his family’s jewelry shop as his playground. While experimenting with precious metals and gems there, he learned the ancient techniques from his Albanian heritage.
Attending jewelry schools, he perfected his skills and understanding of theory. In 2006 he relocated to New York where he was introduced to platinum and it properties. He filters all through the vibrant city and makes his collection in a combination that allows him to take advantage of fineness and strength that is platinum, and accent it with soft details of gold.
New to Rainbowwave - Lele Sadoughi
Born in Dallas, Sadoughi studied advertising at the University of Texas, followed by London’s Saint Martins. Now in it’s sixth year, Lele Sadoughi has grown with more than 75 global retailers.
“My collection is a study in maximalism, where abstract shapes are paired with feminine floral detailing.”