Fiore is one of the most interesting designers in the world of legwear right now, and our family of brands and fashion houses here at UK Tights has been enriched to have it with us. The most interesting part is its origins. Most designers in the world of lingerie, legwear and clothing come from a handful of places, especially luxury brands. Italy and France are the most notable sources of haute couture or any quality clothing. London and New York are also bastions of fashion, and the impact of Savile Row and Manhattan's Garment District one world design was well known. But nothing stays the same forever, and there are plenty of changes happening in the world of legwear right now. Now, there are a few places that are erupting in the world of fashion with new designers and up-and-coming names, and they are places you might never have considered to be centres of design. Fiore is form one of them, and although it has an Italian name.
Fiore legwear is made in Poland. Many people look at the Eastern European countries as not having much to offer in terms of luxury and manufacturing, and there is good reason for that. For a long time, innovation wasn't the thing that Poland was known for, and it was a place where growth and creativity wasn't to be found in great abundance. But in recent years, they have returned to what they have always been, a nation of proud and artistic people. Some of the most beautiful buildings in the world are right there in the capital of Warsaw and other notable cities like Krakow and Wroclaw, and also some of the most charming little towns in Europe are found in the sleepy villages of this ancient nation. In the 2010s, Poland's return to their strengths has started to be recognised worldwide, and it wouldn't surprise us if the 2020s are marked by a new fashion citadel in Warsaw as big and important as the traditional pilgrimage sites like Milan and Paris. Fiore is at the forefront of this movement. They are showing the world what they and their home can offer it, namely beautiful fashion and stunning works of art at very reasonable prices with a quality you might only find at twice the price if it were made elsewhere. Fiore describes themselves as a designer that "represents the feminine point of view of fashion from waist to ankle". This says an awful lot about what you can expect from Fiore. Beautiful fashion designs that are stunning to look at from head to toe, with the details of each section taken into account and nothing left under-appreciated. They also describe themselves as a "brand for women by women" which is even more important to us and to you, we think. They are committed to the main message of a beautiful array of well-designed and well-made products, able to hold up against the rigours of daily life as a 21st Century woman, all while being beautiful and stylish. This is a tall order, but if anyone can do it, it is Fiore. They have shown us with their latest collections that this is exactly what they are all about.
Their first range with us was centred around the tradition of making hybrid designs, namely having two or more different motifs that you might not expect to work well together and have them cooperate and form something beautiful. A pencil back seam with a stocking top made in leopard print, or a plain leg pair of hold ups with a top half covered in patterns and colour, creating contrast that you might never have expected could be found in one place. Fiore have proven themselves to be one of the most creative designers of the year, and for a brand only founded in the past two decades with no real history of fashion in their homeland, that is quite something. History and heritage mean a great deal in the world of fashion, as every designer will tell you. One stands on the shoulders of giants when you train in Paris, and the greats of the industry like Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent are a constant presence and influence on your work. But for someone like Fiore, it is all centred around passion, commitment and a love of beauty. This is what drives them, and that is extra impressive.