Designer Q&A with My Galavant


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What's your name and the name of your collection?

My name is Sini Moilanen and I am the designer behind the womenswear label My Galavant, which is the diffusion line for high-end brand Tramp In Disguise. Our label specializes in printed garments and the new collection is called “Urubu”. The name “Urubu” comes from a tributary of the mighty Amazon River. The Inspiration for the collection comes from the jungle environment and rainforests around the river Amazon and the theme is clearly written through the prints of chameleons climbing on ropes, dancing bugs, butterflies and jungle plants.


Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Finland, in a suburban city called Espoo, which is 15 kilometres from the centre of the capital Helsinki. There I did my matriculation examination in 1999 and after that I had a gap year, which gave me the opportunity to think about what I wanted to do with my future. I decided I would like to have a future in the world of fashion! As Finland did not have many options for a higher education in this subject, I decided to move to Brighton UK to start my studying there.


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Where and what did you study?

I studied my BA in fashion textiles design with business studies at the University of Brighton and graduated in 2004. After that I moved to London and started at the prestigious Royal College of Art – studying for an MA in fashion womenswear, specializing in knitwear design – graduating in 2009.


Where can we find your label?

You can find us online at www.TrampInDisguise.com.

We have a few stockists for the brand, Wolf and Badger being one of them.


What or who inspired you to go into fashion?

I think I have always been creative and I have been interested in clothes since my youth. When living in Finland, I wasn’t following trends but enjoyed going to flea markets and second hand shops to find my own unique clothes there. During my teenage years I also read a lot of foreign fashion magazines and got ideas for my own garments.