Eco-friendly and High Fashion do not usually go together. Eco-friendly and sexy rarely go together unless you are talking about going completely nude, and let’s face it, not many people are that sexy when completely nude. It is often the clothes however much or how little we wear and how we wear them that defines that tag sexy on a person. That or their internal vibe extending outwards and being felt by others. Enter Agnes Szepligeti of Luxuria a Hungarian designer who is turning that all on its head with her eco-friendly high fashion designs. Agnes Szepligeti showcased her amazing designs at the Shlepp Entertainment G Salvatore Fashion showcase in Wales and completely blew the audience away with her designs.
Agnes Szepligeti is a Hungarian couture designer, based in London. Her unique family heritage has helped her love of fashion with generations of craftsmanship being passed down and taught from childhood. This knowledge and passion are obvious through her stunning pieces. Decades of craftsmanship and design are in every bit of her work as she strives to keep up the history of her family for making the finest clothes.
Her company’s name comes from the Latin word ‘Luxuria’, meaning the vice of Lust, as one of the 7 deadly sins. Looking at her designs lust is one of the things that come to mind because they have the ability to make a woman look beautifully and elegantly sexy.
She designs and creates unique, eco-friendly, handmade couture dresses with the finest materials upon special request. The strong point of the design is the innovative, couture tailoring.
The other strong part, of course, is the sustainable approach to the applied materials and production techniques, process. She believes in a circular economy and the importance of educating people about sustainable fashion. She makes all her designs, patterns with a strong eco-conscious vision. She uses various zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstructing techniques to create her dresses.
Chinese opera star Jane Maria who performed at the Shlepp Entertainment G Salvatore Fashion showcase in Wales along with Stephan Dante, Tubsy Dholki Walla, and legendary reggae star Toyin Adekale wore one of Agnes Szepligeti dresses for her performance. She fell completely in love with the dresses of Agnes Szepligeti and changed from her own dress at the last minute to wear one designed by Agnes Szepligeti.
We asked Agnes Szepligeti how she came to be at the Shlepp Entertainment G Salvatore Fashion showcase in Wales and what she hoped for in the future for her fashion designs?
I was introduced to Stevie Eagle E by someone who had been working with him. They told me that there was this guy doing some interesting shows with fashion and entertainment and that it was getting a lot of attention and that I should talk to him. So we met up in London and I showed him some of my clothes and he just said ‘Right you are definitely doing my next show!’ That was it really, we hit it off from the very start and he loved my clothes. He told me the world needs to see what you are doing and I am going to help you get it out there. So when the showcase in Wales came up he just contacted me and said get ready and the rest is history. I want to also say thank you to Gianni Salvatore for supporting me and allowing me to show my fashion at his event. As for my hopes for the future. I want to keep making great clothes and honor the tradition of my family. I am passionate about making my clothing eco-friendly. Caring is not just a question of money, it is about paying attention the little details, taking that extra bit of time to source the right materials and check on the way they are manufactured, distributed and produced. Right now I am in based in London and I am going to be in a Pop-Up shop in Kings Road and building my brand and name here. I have had my fashions at London Fashion Week, and other great Fashion events around the world, as well as G Salvatore Fashion showcase and it’s a process you have to go through. You have to keep getting your fashion in front of the people. Working with Stevie Eagle E though is definitely a unique experience as he does things in a completely different way from anyone else, but it works.
Confidence is the key to the designs of Agnes Szepligeti. You need to have confidence in yourself to wear her elegantly revealing designs. Fashioned around the female physique these dresses are not for ‘blending in’ but for ‘Standing out’ and shouting I am a woman and I am proud of it. What makes Agnes Szepligeti designs all the more compelling is the way they do this while keeping the dignity and elegance of a woman. There is nothing tacky or degrading about Luxuria and its fashion, it is highly sexy and feminine with style and grace.
To find out more about Agnes Szepligeti and Luxuria and her sustainably sexy high fashion click here.
Pictures by Marcin Daleki courtesy of Shlepp Entertainment
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