Andrew Fionda of the famous designer duo Pierce Fionda has joined the team at Northbrook College’s Fashion department. He will be part of the Fashion Design degree staff, tutoring 3
year students and imparting his wealth of knowledge.
Reynold Pearce and Andrew Fionda set up their now prestigious brand in 1993 after accumulating experience working with top brands within the fashion industry. Their first capsule collection for Spring/Summer 1995 was shown in the New Generation show during London Fashion Week and their couture dresses have been worn by Yasmin le Bon, Celine Dion, Francesca Annis, Zoe Ball, Denise van Outen and Nicole Kidman.
The Pearce Fionda collection is aimed at the higher end of the designer womenswear market, with emphasis on chic modern daywear through to eveningwear with sophisticated overtones. Special attention is given to detail in all aspects of their work, with particular emphasis on cut, silhouette and proportion. Their creativity and professional attitude towards design secured them the Newcomers Award for Export in 1994 from the BKCEC (British Knitwear Clothing Export Council) and Fashion Weekly, the New Generation Award at the Lloyds Bank British Fashion Awards in 1995, The International Apparel Federation (IAF) World Young Designers Award in 1996 and the Glamour Award at the Lloyds Bank British Fashion Awards in 1997. Since 1997, Pearce Fionda have also designed the hugely successful PIIF collection for the Designers at Debenhams range, one of the first designers to launch the concept alongside Jasper Conran, specialising in glamorous grown up eveningwear. Having designed everything from bridal to shoes, the duo now concentrate on their hugely successful eveningwear range and childrens bridesmaid creations.