Tina Kalivas is a London based freelance designer. She began her career working for Alexander McQueen (1998-2002) as pattern cutter and seamstress of showpieces. In 2003 she launched her own label, which sold worldwide in reputable stores such as Liberty’s London, Browns Focus, Harvey Nichols Hong Kong and Dubai, and Collette in Paris.
Working within both the Film and Fashion industry, Tina is known for her hands on approach, collaborating with Directors, Stylists and Photographers to bring ideas to life. From pattern formation and drape right through to fit and construction she has a distinct eye for creating high concept editorial pieces. Many of her creations have been shot for high-end publications like British Vogue, Vogue Italia, Dazed and Confused and Harpers Bazaar. Tina also designs for pop videos, exhibitions, and performance. Examples of some previous artists are Dita Von Tease, Cate Blanchette, Rihanna, Amy Winehouse and Little Dragon.
Some of her more corporate work includes a capsule collection for Target and Uniform Designer of the Luxury Hilton Hotel Sydney.