Chotronette is a design duo comprised of Silvia Chiteala and Laura Cazacu, based in Iasi, Romania.
We’re obsessed with Frida Kahlo, retro punk music, Art Nouveau architecture, Wes Anderson’s movies and Victorian glasshouses. Our artistic goal is to make timeless dresses that would have looked great at Gatsby’s parties, but that would still look exquisite 50 years from now. We don’t believe in trends, but we do believe in style.
Apart from fashion, we’re very much in love with photography and that’s very obvious in our carefully-constructed shootings. The characters we create in the Chotronette imaginarium are the seemingly-perfect suburban housewife, the Russian princess, the Audrey Hepburn wannabe, the goth Tim Burton muse and Mexican Lolita. We create these imaginary universes, because the world needs stories and we consider ourselves visual story tellers.
Chotronette was featured in Vogue Britain and Vogue Italy, Playboy Romania and many other local magazines. We’ve collaborated with some very inspiring people, and we’re always searching for artists who share our aesthetic values.