Founded in 2011, Finiks London starts from a family passion for making beautiful clothes for those special moments. We are a mother-and-daughter duo, Snezhana and Lilia (respectively), and we are dedicated to working with our clients in making their dreams come true.
The name Finiks is associated with the Old Greek word ‘phoenix’. According to the legends, it is a mythical bird that lives for several hundred years before it dies by bursting into flames and it is then reborn from the ashes, to start a renewed, long cycle of life. In some respects this legendary story relates to the company’s own origin and story:
Snezhana’s passion for garment design dates from a very young age. In 1988 she graduates from an established fashion and tailoring college in Sofia, Bulgaria and shortly after starts her own business, making individual custom-tailored garments. An established member of the National Chamber of Crafts in Bulgaria and a participant in fashion shows with her own collections on display, Snezhana moves to London in 2008 and thanks to her training and over 20 years of experience as a tailor and dress-maker, she now helps London designers in developing their own collections and mastering individual orders.
Lilia, Snezhana’s daughter, is also a graduate in Design and Clothing Technology. As a child she loves spending time in her mum’s tailoring studio and develops a natural talent for fashion. Willing to broaden her horizon a bit, she gets a degree in Journalism at Sofia University, Bulgaria and works at a fashion magazine for a while. Around this time, Lilia meets her spouse and future husband-to-be, and they decide to move to London and settle in after their marriage. She works as a journalist for another year before she realises that her joy lies elsewhere. Her interest in design and her passion for tailoring having remained strong, she sets up the business with her mother. They call their company Finiks.
We, Snezhana and Lilia, specialize in stylish boutique clothing for those special occasions when you wish to look your very best and know your garment is simply unique. We put our hearts in everything we do and seeing our customers happy is a great reward! We offer individually tailored, hand-crafted garments; our collections are inspired by vintage couture and beautiful fabrics; we can mix, dye and appliqué different fabrics and styles, all beautifully finished with hand-work techniques.