, a fashion house striving for a harmonious balance of timeless style, trend sentience and luxurious quality. This young designer brand is being explored by the well-informed diverse trend and quality connoisseur. Viniga brings desirable apparel for the confidently vested individual.
Passionate, technically attuned and creatively driven, Designer Brigitte Da Silva is focused on keeping you on trend seasonally with ageless silhouettes, easy going eccentricity to express the multifaceted you. Mixing creativity with practicality, each collection is both timeless and versatile, on trend and beautifully produced
Carefully selected fabrics underpinned by refined tailoring, complemented with impeccable production quality, ensure each garment is uniquely crafted works of art.
Behind the brand
A fashion design graduate, with a profound desire to explore the fashion world, started out as a youngling frequenting her parents clothing-manufacturing plant based in Cape Town South Africa. To her this was a playground and the start of a life long journey in fashion.
Accessible to the Garment industry throughout her childhood, it was inevitable that young Brigitte’s future was predicted in the Fashion World. Post-Graduation Brigitte earned a considerable amount of experience working at her parents garment plant, whilst designing and constructing Couture Pieces for private clientele.
With Passion, Enthusiasm and Ambition, Brigitte soon attained a position in the commercial clothing sector as a Jnr Designer for one of Cape Towns leading Design Houses. Taking all she’s learnt, expending gained experiences that emanated with this profession, Brigitte soon excelled in various genres in the Clothing industry. From Haute Couture, high street to leisure and sportswear for both Men and Woman, she also had a hand in designing Children’s wear for South African national stores.
Seasoned South African Fashion Designer, with all this experience and resolve, Brigitte travelled the globe in search of more exciting ventures. Living in and loving Hong Kong since early 2001, she proudly calls this Asian hub her home.
Inspired and compelled by the excitement of the City, Brigitte started her Fashion Brand in 2008. Based in Hong Kong, determined to make her life long dream take flight, she creates seasonal collections for her luxury clothing brand VINIGA, insisting on maintaining its identity with designs inspired by outstanding personalities, signature monochrome color palettes, clean silhouettes complimented by impeccable lux quality.
Separate to the exciting challenges of the Fashion Industry, Brigitte also frequents the music scene as a renowned Jazz Singer. Recording artist Brigitte (AKA) 'Brigitte Mitchell' launched her 3rd Jazz Album "Lets call it Love" March2016 in Japan. With the success of her debut album titled "Don't Explain", she is also a music award nominated Jazz Artist; this confirming Brigitte shows passion and dedication in all she does.
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HONG KONG | If I had to define fashion luxury brand Viniga’s founder, Brigitte Da Silva, in just one word “passionate” would most likely be the best match. Her newly opened boutique in one of Sheung Wan’s narrow streets is flooded by her positive energy and friendly attitude. And so are Da Silva’s designs. Viniga stands outs for her effortless pieces, which stand out for the use of high quality fabrics and sophisticated details such leather buttons and other embellishments.
Award-nominated Jazz singer and celebrated fashion designer, Brigitte Mitchelle Da Silva, is the woman behind the stylish yet edgy brand, Viniga. Although South African born and bred Brigitte has been living in Hong Kong for over a decade and cemented her reputation in the industry with a brand that has become synonymous with luxurious quality, breathtaking silhouettes and refined tailoring. We caught up with the busy lady ahead of her MBWF show (and new album supporting tour!)
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Jasmine Smith talks to VINIGA
a brand that dedicates itself to minimal luxe and a beautifully technically attuned creative direction – and it is all on my top list of Hong Kong based brand’s that you’ve got to know about!!
Brigitte Mitchell Da Silva needs no introduction to the industry. A jazz singer turned fashion designer; Bridgette designs flirty dresses that are both functional and sexy for everyday wear. Dresses are the priority for Brigitte, with a range of classic and contemporary cuts in black and white fabrics. We love the chiffon dresses with tucked in waists and the lust-worthy romantic gowns perfect for a chic dinner.
another fine mesh
SCMP feature by Daniel Kong
When celebrated jazz singer Brigitte Mitchell-Da Silva founded her label, in 2008, she was no stranger to fashion. “My mum’s family are all in the industry in Cape Town, and my parents have their own clothing plant. So since I was little, all I knew was the clothing business.” Before embarking on a musical career, Mitchell-Da Silva was a menswear designer, a line of work that is reflected in her brand’s DNA. “Designing menswear has also made me very picky about making sure the garment feels right, that one is able to move in it and that it feels comfortable.”
SCMP Post Magazine Feature
The jazz singer and founder of clothing label Viniga talks to Kenny Hodgart about her journey from Cape Town to our town
VINIGA retail Boutique
Visit Viniga 1st Stand-alone Boutique in Hong Kong
Designer by day...
SCMP feature by Kylie Knott
Fashion designer by day, jazz singer by night, Brigitte Mitchell is making the most of her talents, writes Kylie Knott