Future Cities

  • Future Cities

  • Manu Varas

  • LEDs & Leather



THE STUDIO by ElektroCouture


Ever since she was a child, Manu Varas has spent her time drawing and painting. The daughter of an architect and granddaughter of a dressmaker, she grew up with a passion for design. Currently a student at Berlin’s ESMOD fashion school, she spent a year in London during her studies gaining experience with designer Osman and Ciment Pleating. Varas will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in October 2016.


Ornate, elegant attire from the early days of tennis in 19th century Victorian England is the inspiration for FUTURE CITIES. Refined classical designs like pleated skirts and Norfolk jackets are combined with sportswear elements and high tech materials to create a futuristic women’s wear look.


The collection’s highlight is embroidery crafted with LED lights. Flowers inspired by elegant English gardens home to ‘tea and tennis parties’ are the underlying theme. To give them a futuristic appearance, they have been created in various colors and forms using LEDs, as well as PVC tubing, which transports the light. Though delicate and technical, the garments are also washable at 60 degrees.

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