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RIYKA is a womenswear label, designed and made in the UK, run by husband and wife, Vedran and Rebecca, this is how its made!

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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Hello stranger

I am so busy updating all my other social networking bitts and bobbs that I forgot about my dear blogger, my lovely friend anya holdstock, who shot my SS 12 look book, used a couple of the AW 11-12 for a recent shoot she did
I love these images, the is something very textural about them, its always nice to see the pieces in a new light

Sunday, 20 November 2011

its still AW

Have found some more AW 11-12 images on the fantastic photographer's website who shot the AW look book, ludo, so nice to see some new images, love them !! thanks Ludo:))

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Open studio 28.10.11

what a lovely evening in the studio, I dont know if its the Halloween vibe, or the booze and music, but the studio was rammed Friday night, the whole building was open for viewing , we got a good lot of traffic, it also might have been the very colorful cup cakes I made, but cant wait to have more parties in the studio, work and pleasure-always works best:)

Monday, 24 October 2011

get into the beat

I have done and dusted with the SS 12 collection, and now the is time for reflections on what I made, and what I was inspired by, I guess its all about the movement, the beat and the dynamics of a certain culture, I am still sticking with the African vibe- and this collection is inspired by fela kutti and his beautiful wifes, the is something so inspiring about the way they moved, sang and applied there make up...something a little mystical, but still extremely groovy:)))

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Not Just Riyka

The last months have been so exciting for our little label.
AW has been in the shops for almost 2 months and we are getting ready for SS 12 production, and of course not to forget the AW 13 which is cooking up a storm in the times the stress is high, but sometimes we get little mentions in press here and there, and it puts a smile on are face:))
this gives us a little bit more energy and fuel to keep working and getting RIYKA out there...recent press we got from Not just a label and Beyond the valley
RIYKA AW 11-12 is stocked with both shops

Sunday, 9 October 2011


Its getting colder, but I still have my eyes on spring, another little preview

Tuesday, 20 September 2011


A little preview of things boiling up in my kitchen...had a very successful SS look book shoot, and I am very happy with the results...the is still time for this collection to make its full showcase(in different to the main fashion calander)...but I will fill you in slowly as the time gets near
thanks to anya holdstock
ellie weston
amy conley
& jennivi jordan

Sunday, 14 August 2011

back to the gypsies

found these amazing photos by Iain mckell in a small article in ID last month, they are so magical, they are very much like a lot of the images I found researching for my gypsy love collection, but these ones where from more or less a century ago..Iain mckell started taking the pictures of these nomadic people in 2001, at continued photographing them for 10 years.
I was captivated.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011


I am now part of the Supermarket Sarah wall tradition, I am so excited, it was such a fun experience, and really enjoyed making a massive riyka inspired wall! spent 2 days painting a wall in the studio, and mucking around with acrylic, see what we got up 2!!
also wanted to thank ludo for great final photo

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Lloyd Thomas

This friendly man said to me that I should not worry, he is the guard/security outside my studio, colonel Loyd Thomas in order of her majesty, queen Elizabeth the second, I feel safe now:)

Monday, 25 July 2011

color frenzy

I have liked Jean Michael basquiat for a very long time. the chaos of his art is truly captivating, spent a good hour this afternoon looking through images I found online, and some of his SAMO graffiti..just needed a break from the horrible goings on, on the telly, and something/somewhere to get lost in