“New York, fashion, the Nolcha Shows … what else? We are honored to be part of this year’s Nolcha Shows. This is an outstanding opportunity for young emerging designers and will mark the beginning of great success for our company DELA ÉVA,” says Ninja Evangelista, creative director of DELA ÉVA.
Born in Vienna, Austria and based in London, Ninja is a fashion accessory designer. Ninja studied Fashion Cordwainer Accessory Design at the prestigious London College of Fashion - University of the Arts and holds a Postgraduate Degree in Art and Architecture History. During her studies, she did an Internship with Vivienne Westwood and was International Brand Ambassador for Clarks Original. Fashion is her passion and besides designing, she also enjoys writing and has worked as a freelance Fashion Journalist at the London Bureau for the German publishing house, Burda Media.
DELA ÉVA showcased their Spring/Summer 2017 collection at the Nolcha Shows Fashion Media Lounge September 14, 2016 at the Bryant Park Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The Nolcha Shows, held during New York Fashion Week and now its in eighth year, is one of the city’s leading platforms for global independent fashion designers like DELA ÉVA.
DELA ÉVA handmade handbags made in England and Italy are unique in design, combining sectors of women’s wear and accessories, making it the new staple to add to the closet. DELA ÉVA’s core values are to challenge common preconceptions of what fashion can or can’t be, meticulous attention to detail and courage to break rules in order to create something outstanding. DELA ÉVA’s timeless designs, according to Ninja, always have a little twist to them. A combination of something old, inspired by the classic masterpieces and something new, inspired by the modern world we live in today.
Ninja’s parents hail from San Miguel, Bulacan, Philippines. Ninja explained that the brand name DELA ÉVA is derived from her parents’ last names DELA (Dela Cruz, mother side) and ÉVA (Evangelista, father’s).