Sustainable Approach with an Attitude: CHOPOVA LOWENA
London-based brand, Chopova Lowena was started by design duo Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena, who met while studying at Central Saint Martins. Their designs are an intriguing combination of traditional Bulgarian aesthetics—the pair references Bulgarian folklore craftsmanship as their source of inspiration—and British punk rock sensibilities (Emma Chopova is from Bulgaria and Laura Lowena is from the UK), balanced with a sporty and modern appeal. Their unique perspective as well as sustainable material sourcing caught the attention of luxury e-tailer MatchesFashion. com and others soon came calling. Their collection can now be found at Browns, Dover Street Market and 10 Corso Como to name a few. The duo are currently competing for the 2020 LVMH Prize alongside fellow designer Tomo Koizumi.