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Alice Dellal is only 22, but has already managed to become a true London style icon with her standard ripped fishnet tights, vintage leather biker jackets and her famous “undercut”, which sparked a huge wave of trend-conscious girls shaving half their heads and wearing the rest heavily side-swept to the other side.
Besides being part of the cream of London’s VIP party crowd, Dellal is making a name for herself as a much sought-after model, doing campaigns for Agent Provocateur and editorials for i-D and Dazed Confused.
Elnaz Niknani graduated her BA in Fashion Design Technology at London College of Fashion with outstanding results, and went on to work with menswear designer Siv Stødal. In 2008 she worked for Viktor & Rolf contributing to the A/W 08 women’s wear collection and working on their project at London’s Barbican gallery. She says the experience she got was amazing, and inspired her to start up her own line in London.
Despite being one of the most exciting designers in NJAL’s directory, fans of her amazing pieces will have to get in line. The capital’s music and fashion elite love her design, and Elnaz’s large celebrity fan club seems to be snapping up all her pieces before they even go in the shops. Florence Welch of this year’s indie rock success, Florence and the Machine, is among her biggest fans and has requested Elnaz to design some of her stage outfits.
With her rock-chic style mixed with loads of glamour, Alice Dellal couldn’t have picked a more suitable piece than Elnaz’s embroidered leggings. The black nylon and elastane leggings have kneepads decorated with mix of vintage chains, beads and Swarovski crystals, and as they are handmade, each pair is a true one-of-a-kind. Elnaz said: “Clothes for me are something special, something that I fall in love with and have for a long time.”
We could not agree more, and it seems Alice can’t either.