The Designers

HEMYCA, a Londonbased luxury womenswear label, launched by designers Helen Clinch and Myra Nigris who met whilst studying at the London College of Fashion and through a shared passion and devotion to the art of luxury fashion design as well as a tradition passed down through family generations; Helen’s family worked in Savile Row while Myra’s family own an Atelier in Italy.

 

HEMYCA is founded on the cultural heritage, experience, and skills of the design duo, celebrating the fusion of British and Italian design. Weaving timeless elegance together with a contemporary edge, through precision tailoring, exceptional detail, and quality. HEMYCA is a pioneer of the fusion of digital media and fashion.

  

After spending 10 years in the industry training with designers Roland Mouret and Ben de Lisi as well as designing for brands including DKNY, Calvin Klein and Zara, Helen and Myra created HEMYCA truly revolutionising the way fashion presentations are received, through groundbreaking technology including CGI, Parallex, Augmented and Virtual Reality.

 

Their vision, very simply: ‘to create a globally recognised fashion brand synonymous with Innovative design, luxury and elegance’.  In addition to the wholesale and retail operations, HEMYCA has an inhouse Atelier madeto measure service, including womenswear, menswear and bridal. 

HEMYCA are women designing for the modern woman. Founded on the cultural heritage, experience, and skills of the design duo, celebrating the fusion of British and Italian design. Weaving timeless elegance together with a contemporary edge, exploring themes of contrast through precision tailoring, exceptional detail, and quality whilst reflecting the needs of a modern woman. HEMYCA is a pioneer of the fusion of digital media and fashion.

 

Using a bespoke iPad App to create a digital holographic image of models wearing the collection and allowing viewers to gain an intimate look at the garments’ luxurious details; live models and photographic stills using the latest CGI and Parallax effects to create motion. HEMYCA, a London‐based luxury womenswear label, launched by designers Helen Clinch and Myra Nigris who met whilst studying at the London College of Fashion and through a shared passion and devotion to the art of luxury fashion design ‐ as well as a tradition passed down through family generations, Helen’s family worked in Savile Row while Myra’s family own an Atelier in Italy.

 

After spending 10 years in the industry training with designers Roland Mouret and Ben de Lisi as well as designing for brands including DKNY, Calvin Klein and Zara, Helen and Myra created HEMYCA. They are a highly‐talented, unique duo of British and Italian designers with incredible work ethos, ambitious, driven, along with a strong mix of tenacity and commerciality. In addition through groundbreaking technology they have truly revolutionised the way fashion presentations are received. 

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TIMELINE

2015
  • HEMYCA’s AW15 Decrypt collection showed as part of London Fashion Week at the ME Hotel.
  • HEMYCA collaborates with Judith Hill (Grammy winner) for AW15 decrypt film.   
  • HEMYCA’s first interactive pop-up concept store in Broadgate Circle.
  • HEMYCA collaborates with M&C Saatchi for the SS16 Embody collection campaign.
  • HEMYCA SS16 Embody collection showed as part of London Fashion week in collaboration with M&C Saatchi.
  • HEMYCA showcased SS16 at Le Marais showroom in Paris as part of Paris Fashion Week.
  • Olivia Colman wears the bespoke Lena Dress and Aida Cape at the Emmy Awards.
  • HEMYCA designs Oscar and BAFTA dresses for Lex Lutzus (producer of “Still Alice” starring Julianne Moore) and Olivia Colman.
  • HEMYCA’s first clutch handbag launch.
2014
  • HEMYCA AW14 lookbook styled by Harper’s Bazaar and photographed by Paul Archer of Mario Testino.
  • HEMYCA collaborates with leading experts in special effects and CGI for a brand film.
  • HEMYCA AW14 Neoteric collection launched at Somerset House as part of On Digital Schedule at London Fashion Week.
  • Harper’s Bazaar India features HEMYCA SS14 Hardy coat.
  • HEMYCA showcases AW14 at Trace Publicity showroom in Paris as part of Paris Fashion Week.
  • Patricia Burnett (ex CEO of The White Company) joins HEMYCA as Chairman.
  • HEMYCA SS15 Digital Skin collection launched at Somerset House as part of On Digital Schedule at London Fashion Week.
  • HEMYCA pieces worn by: Emily Berrington (24:Live Another Day), Laura Pradelska (Game of Thrones), Myleene Klass and Dannii Minogue.
2013
  • British Fashion Council selects HEMYCA for 2nd season at The Exhibition.
  • HEMYCA sponsored by Grosvenor Estates for LFW Presentation.
  • HEMYCA selected as 1 of 10 international designers by Elephant Family Charity for major international arts project, working with HRH Prince of Wales for an event at Clarence House.
  • HEMYCA collaborates with leading 3D augmented reality company on cutting edge fashion technologies.
2012
  • HEMYCA dress several female British Olympic Athletes for their 2012 events and promotions.
  • Anna Wintour previews their AW12 show at London Fashion Week; the collection is also showcased to Jayne Pickering, Marie Claire, Daniela Agnelli, The Telegraph, Paula Reed, Grazia and Silvia Motta, Italian Grazia.
  • HEMYCA presents AW12 pieces to HRH Queen Elizabeth and HRH Prince Philip for the Diamond Jubilee Heritage Display, representing British fashion alongside designers Jonathan Saunders, John Rocha, Todd Lynn and PPQ.
  • Selected as official designer patron for the Breast Cancer Campaign; dress modelled by Leah Weller raises £3000.
  • The British Fashion Council invites HEMYCA to show at The Exhibition at Somerset House for their SS13 collection.
  • Collaboration with Pauric Sweeney for his SS13 Bag Catwalk Collection in association with the IIBN with HEMYCA AW12 pieces.
2011
  • Fashion Press Week awards HEMYCA “the brightest and most directional fashion brand in the UK”.
  • HEMYCA is selected to create a luxurious limited edition velvet handbag for Age UK; 100% of profits went to support the charity.
  • HEMYCA showcase their S/S12 collection alongside Alexander McQueen, Galliano, Burberry, Paul Smith, Sonia Rykiel, and Giles as part of the International Campaign for Wool by Woolmark.
2010
  • HEMYCA designs spread past the couture world as Sony commissions them to create a print, subsequently used on the SONY iPod Sk8 Dock Product.
2009
  • HEMYCA show during Pret-a-Porter at Paris Fashion Week. The success nets an invite to show AW09 at Nolcha during New York Fashion Week.
2008
  • Vogue declares HEMYCA as “One of fashion’s finest up-and-coming designers.”
  • Elle showcases HEMYCA in their round up report.
  • Daily Telegraph pronounces HEMYCA as “the UK’s most sought after new designer.”