Passionate about fashion since she was a child, Ilona Hars, 24, is a Fashion Design graduate at Istituto Marangoni London. Born and raised in Norway, she has always had a close relationship with crafting thanks to her grandparents, and got her first sewing machine at the age of 8. In 2014 she came to the UK to start her studies at Istituto Marangoni, which she chose for the great focus on pattern cutting techniques as well as the strong bond with the industry.
Her graduate collection is inspired by the colour, shapes and texture of Norwegian nature, which are mixed with details and silhouettes of vintage skiwear from the 1930’s - 40’s. Focusing on the contrast between luxury fabrics and sporty trimmings, her love for craft and details shows through the whole collection.