Idrine Bishweka – Feminine Fashion With a Global Touch

Global-inspired, elegant, feminine and functional clothes for women

Idrine Bishweka
Photo courtesy of Idrine Bishweka

We are thrilled to debut Indrine Bishweka to showcase her latest collection at StyleChicago’s The Art of Fashion (Runway Show) presented by Cadillac on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Before and after the show, meet and shop with Idrine at her FashionChicago pop-up shop.

Idrine Bishweka is a designer from Goma, DR Congo. Based in Chicago, she designs refined Western and African-printed pieces that meet the needs of today’s women by combining fashion with versatility and femininity.

The collection includes:
• Coats
• Jackets
• Dresses
• Pants
• Scarves

To see the complete collection, please view the website.

The designs, made from flattering luxurious fabrics, grace the female form and take women from workplace to play. They want their pieces to be flexible wear and suitable for numerous occasions, whether it be a day in the offices or a late-night dinner with friends.

To provide such mixture in each of her pieces, Idrine draws inspiration from different cultural senses of beauty from around the world.

From Idrine Bishweka’s inspiration, to color story generation, and from fabric selection, sketching and silhouette development to delivering fashionable, functional and feminine pieces that make women feel good and comfortable is their focal point.

In moving from inspiration to sketching the garments, they focus on lines and edges that will provide comfort and functionality while bringing the feminine feeling they wanted to achieve. The latest collection features fitted and sheath dress, A-line, straight and fitted trench coats, convertible dress jackets and the demoiselle scarf. La demoiselle scarf was inspired by the Masai tribe scarf edges, lines, and ties.

They developed a color story that combines neutral color with tribal printed patterns. They wanted to create a contrast effect in the collection. For this collection, ivory, light ivory, black, light blue, midnight, beige and green colors were selected. Their fabrics are as diverse as their inspiration; they selected fabrics from different countries around the world including Kenya, Italy, Canada and Holland. The high-quality fabrics have been selected considering the comfort they provide they provide, their draping, their softness and how well they grace the body.

About Idrine Bishweka:
Idrine has a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion design from Columbia College Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

In her previous collections, Idrine has presented her clothing to various fashion shows, showcases and fashion projects such as: the African Fashion Show Chicago, Broadway to Runway, the word Enigma Present Power (international student power exhibition), and Global Harmony (across-culture student performance art showcase).