About me and about Milla Milla
In April 2020, when everyone was staying at home and when no one knew how long the pandemic would last, I launched my first collection of dresses inspired by the 50s on the Romanian market. No ads, because I had no budget. The sales of the first weekend dispelled my doubts. I understood that women in all times want to be feminine and especially that they are optimistic.
This is how Milla Milla grew, organically and sustainably.
What do you recommend me as a designer?
Maybe you too played with dolls and sewed their clothes when you were little. Or maybe you were passionate about drawing, like me. I didn't find other passions bigger than these and that's why I attended 2 schools, which trained me as a designer, pattern maker, technologist and tailor. My first school was the Technological College in Chisinau (the city where I was born and grew up), where I learned everything about printing, technology and manufacturing. It was the second school Marangoni Institute Milan, where I learned how to make the collections look coherent.
In 2008 I became an entrepreneur and laid the foundations of what has become a career in the beautiful world of fashion. I created collections that I presented twice a year at the Milan, Paris and London fashion weeks. I collaborated with agents, showrooms and presented my collections at international fairs. My creations could be found in many stores around the world plike Bloomingdale's, Harvey Nichols, Robinsons, or in small and independent fashion boutiques, but also online, on Farfetch.
But from 2020 I create exclusively for Milla Milla. The online store is the only place where you can find my collections.
I set out to create outfits inspired by the '50s, easy to wear, elegant and feminine, but also suitable for the lifestyle of a modern woman, which can be worn from morning to night and which will last many years in a row.
All are limited edition, only 10 - 25 pieces per model per color. To make them, I only buy one roll of each fabric directly from producers in Spain, Italy or France, with whom I have been collaborating for many years. In this way, you choose an exclusive outfit but also contribute to #sustainability and #slowfashion.
My models are designed and cut so that pthe losses of materials resulting in such a production should not be more than 10-12%, that is why I buy exactly the necessary quantity.
For daytime clothes, I use cotton or linen fabrics. For evening and cocktail dresses, I use polyester fabrics, because they are more durable and wear less.
The making of the products is done with love and care in the small factories in Romania with which I collaborate, by skilled Romanian seamstresses, who put passion into their work. By buying from me, you support a local designer and a clothing factory in Romania.
And my motto, which appeared in April 2020, is inspired by the thousands of women who have already bought Milla Milla dresses, and it says: