CRISTA REPO, CR Studios ltd
Crista Repo is a Finnish entrepreneur and creative director of her own designer label based in London.
Her menswear collections focus on minimal Scandinavian design in exclusive high-end materials. Having attended art school in her native Finland, where she later on earned a vocational degree in visual communications, Crista uses these Scandinavian influences in her collections. These are reflected in her designs and visual aesthetics, as well as inspiring her inclusion of ethical Finnish leathers and furs, with fabrics originating mainly from Italy, France and UK.
Having studied at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, then going on to complete her masters in International Fashion Management at the London College of Fashion, Crista established a strong theoretical background in fashion and the business skills of managing international brands. In addition to her education, before founding CR Studios ltd, the company behind her designer label, Crista further developed her keen interests working in diverse roles across different fields of fashion from retail to PR and communications. Her experience working as a menswear stylist has had a particularly strong influence in the development of her brand. Crista also aspires to incorporate her love for art and design into her collections by collaborating with visual artists in various fields of communication.