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Feature: Livin' la Vida Coco

CocoandSebastian - London
 
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CocoandSebastian is a fairly new label in the wide world of fashion having been started up before the gloom of the recession by two friends Beena Kundi (Fashion Design Graduate) & Sandy Sharma (PR Graduate). The main concept behind the brand is for very intricate hand drawn designs to be printed onto luxury more delicate materials to create something unique yet dazzling, which can ultimately complement any style. 

Having already mastered their process and producing a variety of different products from scarves and wraps to sarongs and kaftans, the pair are going from strength to strength having highlighted a need to fill the gap in the market, therefore we put one half of the duo, Sandy in the hot seat and find out how its all been going...

Thank you for sparing us some time Sandy.  So, first and foremost, can you tell us where the unique name of the label came from? 

"Well the names originate from the past.  In a bygone era of Ancient, Exotic India, Sebastian, a handsome travelling French Poet, was summoned by the local Maharaja for his entertainment and skills in poetry. Whilst within the palace walls, he was transfixed by  the alluring beauty of Princess Coco, the Maharaja’s daughter, and over a period of several months these two young, free spirits fell deeply in love.

The love between Coco and Sebastian would never have been accepted by the Maharaja, and so late one evening under the cover of darkness, and guided by galaxy of distant stars and a brilliant moon, they eloped by sea.

Sebastian promised that he would love and protect  Princess Coco and show her the world she had read and dreamed about so much. At that point they decided never to call one place home, but to travel and explore the world for as long as they breathed life in their bodies and had freedom in their hearts.  During these travels Princess Coco unearthed her talent for artistry and they shared and inspired each others passion for poetry and art work."

Finding a mutual passion for art and creativity is a great achievement in any era.  What would you say the greatest achievement of the label is so far? 

"Good question.  I would say there are two things we have proudly achieved so far.  Firstly being able to exhibit our creations at the Pure Fashion Event at  London Olympia in February for our first trade fair and secondly obtaining nine stockists for our products from London and Spain to Switzerland and Dubai."   

In the Hot Seat: Sandi Sharma of the fashion label CocoandSebastian - London

Thank you for sparing us some time Sandy.  So, first and foremost, can you tell us where the unique name of the label came from? 

"Well the names originate from the past.  In a bygone era of Ancient, Exotic India, Sebastian, a handsome travelling French Poet, was summoned by the local Maharaja for his entertainment and skills in poetry. Whilst within the palace walls, he was transfixed by  the alluring beauty of Princess Coco, the Maharaja’s daughter, and over a period of several months these two young, free spirits fell deeply in love.

The love between Coco and Sebastian would never have been accepted by the Maharaja, and so late one evening under the cover of darkness, and guided by galaxy of distant stars and a brilliant moon, they eloped by sea.

Sebastian promised that he would love and protect  Princess Coco and show her the world she had read and dreamed about so much. At that point they decided never to call one place home, but to travel and explore the world for as long as they breathed life in their bodies and had freedom in their hearts.  During these travels Princess Coco unearthed her talent for artistry and they shared and inspired each others passion for poetry and art work."

Finding a mutual passion for art and creativity is a great achievement in any era.  What would you say the greatest achievement of the label is so far? 

"Good question.  I would say there are two things we have proudly achieved so far.  Firstly being able to exhibit our creations at the Pure Fashion Event at  London Olympia in February for our first trade fair and secondly obtaining nine stockists for our products from London and Spain to Switzerland and Dubai."   

Finding a mutual passion for art and creativity is a great achievement in any era.  What would you say the greatest achievement of the label is so far? 

"Good question.  I would say there are two things we have proudly achieved so far.  Firstly being able to exhibit our creations at the Pure Fashion Event at  London Olympia in February for our first trade fair and secondly obtaining nine stockists for our products from London and Spain to Switzerland and Dubai."   

What are your goals for the future if you could have a wish list?
"I think we would like to see the label being sold in a mainstream department store in the United Kingdom along with exclusive boutiques around the world.  We also want to be a main provider in the resort wear market and branch out in some of these other areas.  Ultimately I personally want the public to respond positively to the products we are making and for us to do well eno
ugh to continue doing what we love."

Thank you for your time Sandy and best of luck with the label.
"Thank you."
 

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