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Śilpa was founded in 2019 by Myno Macheda.
Myno’s interest in fashion and art started at a very young age seeing his mum and sister hand sew clothes at home as a side job to provide for the family. Whilst studying fashion design at the University of Salford, he released his first collection, reconstructing denim jackets and jeans incorporating abstract art. The pieces were inspired by slow craft, with heavily distressed elements and patchwork.
The message behind this collection was that beauty has its own form, beauty was something that’s imperfect and unfinished in nature. The collection sold out instantly through Myno’s emerging social media presence on Instagram. 
For his graduate show, Myno wanted to explore more about himself to express himself through his culture and heritage, within the collection he introduced his mother’s world into his, combining the South-Asian culture where he was born with his UK experience.

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From a tender young age Myno was influenced by the urban environment scene, inspired by male flamboyant expression of masculinity. 
In this collection he combined his experiences and culture to create a fusion piece. Asian traditional dress elements with embroidered abstract faces and prints alongside traditional UK tailoring methods, whilst exaggerating the silhouettes to give an urban feel to the garment.
This graduate collection was judged by Max Mara alongside his university and was selected to show his collection in London graduate fashion week, seeing his first collection on a catwalk gave him real belief and a taste of being an artist. Myno’s work subsequently was featured in GQ magazine and Pause online magazine. This boost in social profile saw Ślipa worn by celebrities, and fashion personalities alike.

 

To follow from this buzz. Myno assembled a small team, to propel Śilpa to a new level. Asma Mehreen along with other members drew up a detailed business model to ensure Śilpa’s production and output rate was up to and could surpass industry standards.
Later that year, Śilpa had set up their first showroom in New York fashion week, representing their 3rdcapsule collection. Śilpa was developing their own identity from this point, noting a shift in ideas and philosophy. Myno would begin to work collaboratively, designing with his team, continuously expanding ideas. Śilpa showcased their first catwalk show in London fashion week. Which was showcased in Vogue Italia. One season later Silpa had their second catwalk in New York fashion week. This collection featured Harper's bazaar and WGSN. 
Other notable achievements include, the Swatchon x NJAL next generation fabric competition. The pieces have been worn by many global stars including platinum-selling artist Wizkid, Grammy-nominated artist YNB Cordae, M1llionz, Central Cee, Arrdee and many more.
Śilpa has kept their identity and philosophy, yet remain fluid to evolve  Śilpa treats their pieces like works of art; they’re made to be worn and appreciated for the long-term. Śilpa represents a different approach to sustainability, a “slow-fashion” business model that minimises waste (and maximises the impact) of each garment. Every piece is hand made with attention to details.