"...his professional training includes stints at Jean Colonna and Thierry Mugler, and more recently knit designer positions at Louis Vuitton and Façonnable..."
Risto is a fashion house established in Paris by Risto Bimbiloski. The label possesses a unique know-how in the domain of hand-made knitwear. Risto Bimbiloski is inspired by the traditional artisan techniques common to the knowledge of women in Ohrid, his birth town in Macedonia. These techniques are translated into a style that is utmost contemporary, thus creating exceptionally personal garments. Influenced by science and technology, the exclusive prints for the label are created via collaborations with noted contemporary artists such as James Reeve or Nicolas Sassoon. The collection is produced by Risto’s own atelier, run by his mother in Macedonia. This permits to further nurture the artisan element used in his creations. A graduate from Duperré, Risto Bimbiloski is based in Paris since 1993. His professional training includes stints at Jean Colonna and Thierry Mugler, and more recently knit designer positions at Louis Vuitton and Façonnable. Currently he is the head knitwear designer at Kenzo, since Humberto Leon and Carol Lim arrival.
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Written by: Riccardo