Tina Lobondi is a London based Womenswear Designer specializing in High End women’s ready-to-wear.
Born in Kinshasa (Congo), she grew up in Lorraine (France) where she studied Fashion Design Realization.
After 3 years and her Diploma in hand, the designer moved to Paris and started internships in various designer’s studio in the area of La Goutte D’or.
In 2006, the designer moved to London, aiming to pursue a career in her field. Another Fashion Design degree at the prestigious London College of Fashion will help in the pursuit of the dream of creating her first collection showcased to help raise money for the Princess Diana Foundation, at the event ” Finding Your Feet”.
Since 2010, she created a label under her own name, Tina Lobondi, located in Notting Hill. The collection is based on exceptional attention to details and finish, classic and chic designs. Elegance with timeless style is the aim she wants to achieve. The fabrics and materials are sourced from all around the world, Mauritania to Paris and London.
The Made-to order service offers you the possibility of choosing your designs and fabrics, to create your individually crafted One-Off piece.
With a clientele including Grammy Award winner and NewYork based singer Angelique Kidjo, London based singer Lianne La Havas and “Eastenders” actresses Shona McGarty and Hetti Bywater.
The designer has received press interest from Marie-Claire and ELLE Magazine South-Africa, British Soap Awards, PROFILE Event, LOOK Magazine, OK Magazine, Miss Ebene Magazine, PRIDE Magazine, to name a few.
Now the exclusive interview with Tina Lobondi
Where do you take the inspiration from?
The inspiration comes from everything, life, movies, Arts. I get inspired by the shapes I see, the places I go, there is not just one thing but various that brings me inspiration.
What do you like creating most? Dresses, skirts, jackets…
I like making Dresses because I think it gives the Designers more room for creativity.
If you could co-operate with a famous designers, who would you like to work with?
I would have like to meet the Great Alexander McQueen. He left a great legacy and he was the true genius of the last years.
What kind of woman do you like dressing?
The Tina Lobondi Woman is very feminine and elegant. She likes to be noticed and always appears very bold.
Is haute couture or made-to-measure fashion still requested?
Yes, most of my regular client order One-Off Made to Measure pieces.
What garment should every woman have in her closet?
A White shirt, a black Leather skirt, a nice coat, a classic Trench and a Tina Lobondi Dress
What is the next step for your brand?
We have a few shows planned abroad and many projects in process so expect to hear more about Tina Lobondi.
3 adjectives to describe your fashion
Glamorous, Elegant and Feminine
For more info visit www.tinalobondi.com