Alexia Hentsch is a half-Brazilian, half-Swiss fashion and costume designer based in London. She has designed costumes for the Rio De Janeiro carnival, the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games and is also the Founder of menswear line, Hentsch Man. Alexia recently launched a velvet bodysuit collection - bringing a sense of carnival into evening wear.
Today she mixes up all of this experience to blur the lines between fashion, costume design and womenswear. Alexia’s heart lies in using clothes and costume to create another world where the fantastical meets fashion and the everyday meets the highly, and beautifully, unusual.
The Apparis faux-fur collection was created by two luxury industry veterans who spent years developing the plushest and decadent faux-fur coats, but without the luxury price tag. Vogue recently named the creation as «the most stylish and affordable faux fur to wear all winter long». With over 50 options of colors and cut, the collection recently expanded to include faux-fur accessories and faux-sherpa coats.
Designed in Paris with love by women for women and using 100% vegan fabrics, the Apparis faux-fur collection is dedicated to the ones who value experiences over things, who are fierce but loyal and are never afraid to speak up.
The Athena Procopiou woman is forever chasing the sun. She is a bohemian, hippie-chic independent woman who enjoys life to the fullest. You may ﬁnd her under the shade of an old palm tree blowing in the warm tropical wind on an isolated sandy beach.
Athena has established herself as a global resort lifestyle brand targeting the hippie-chic sun-chasing boho woman who religiously explores exotic faraway destinations. Whether it’s an island sunset or an urban sunrise, Athena’s pieces will suit either moment.
Bec & Bridge is the luxe womens-wear label created in 2003 by two dynamic personalities, Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston. The duo have carved a niche in the Australian industry with their shared vision and intuitive business sense, earning the Bec & Bridge brand a formidable reputation both locally and abroad.
The designers’ highly coveted collections consist of something for every fashion forward customer. Whether it’s their modern effortless separates or their signature luxe party frocks, crafted to elegantly embrace the female form.
Meticulous attention to detail and superior materials make for chic and desirable collections season on season.
Berta Cabestany fell in love with Art and Design aged 16, and spent her formative years exploring photography, painting, jewellery, and most importantly drawing and fashion. At art school she stumbled on a technique of drawing called ‘blind drawing’ with which she has experimented with for the last decade – and has come to influence the motifs within her collections.
Equally passionate about her Catalan heritage and her curiosity in the world – Berta has studied intensively at Central Saint Martins, Parsons and iconic couture house Lesage where she was inspired by innovative and heritage textiles techniques. She fuses these with her hand-drawings and locally sourced artisans establishing an atelier in Barcelona where she lives today.
Berta worked alongside contemporary designers such as Oswald Helgason in London and Catalan couturier Teresa Helbig before designing for retail giant Mango. This invaluable training into the varying requirements of design combined with craft drove her to launch her eponymous collection BERTA CABESTANY in September 2016. Believing that couture techniques should be brought to life and worn by a new generation today - the line brings together Berta’s two worlds – refined craft and modernity in a joyful way.
C/MEO Collective has a vision to supply experimental designs to dictate future taste. Since establishment in 2010, C/MEO has endeavoured to build its own signature aesthetic through inspired use of directional prints, premium fabrics and strong silhouettes.
Apart, each piece created is wearable innovation; together, a formidable collection of sartorial strength, always championing beauty and form through directional design.
Evarae has become a success of luxury and design - achieved by Georgia Thompson - Founder and Creative Director.
Evarae is inspired by Georgia’s childhood spent by the sea travelling with her parents to exotic places searching for inspiration for their yacht design business. Evarae is the name of the boat she spent many summers on as a child falling in love with travel and being in the water.
Georgia went on to study womenswear at Central Saint Martins perfecting design and cut before working for many brands. Evarae has a strong emphasis on day to evening Resortwear, bikini tops can be worn with flowing palazzo pants straight off the beach into the evening.
The label responds to a need for modern and beautifully constructed swimwear with a functional core, great emphasis has been given on how each piece fits the body. At the same time design detail has not been lost, the label has an ultra-luxe feel, pushing boundaries by quilting on top of swimwear, using metal work to create interesting lines on the body, using 100% silk mixed with traditional hand embroideries or delicate cut work on top of digital prints.
Australia-born, Bali-based Innika Choo draws on inspiration from her free-spirited lifestyle, love of vintage design and tropical surroundings for her eponymous label, which she founded in 2016. The former stylist’s collection is crafted by hand from luxe linen and cotton and the pieces’ delicate embroidery and smocking express bohemian sensibilities. The chic tops, shorts and dresses combine an effortless ease with feminine charm, making them the perfect addition to your vacation repertoire.
An organic expansion of the t-shirt based collection, Lanston. Designer Ann Tan has used the existing brand's expert construction, fit and tailoring to create Lanston Sport, which takes a decidedly sleek and athletic feel; retaining Lanston's fusion of luxury with 'downtown cool’.
Lanston Sport showcases silhouettes that wick, support and flatter in versatile and easy-to-wear colours, perfectly complimenting a woman's active lifestyle. Using the highest quality, breathable fabrics and a stringent attention to detail - Tan has fused form, function and style to create the ultimate active wear brand for any athletic endeavour, or simply for ladies on the go.
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Intricately entwined with the Greek summer, Levinia Konyalian resort wear is made to bask in the sun, taming the heat through fine gauze, delicate cottons and breezy natural materials with a luxurious finish. Inspired by Cycladic minimalism, it is deceptively simple yet exquisitely constructed, capturing the island mystique in every fold.
Levinia Konyalian believes in empowering women. Raised in a multicultural family with an Armenian background, she started her journey as a celebrity stylist, nurturing female confidence and self-expression. More than a decade in Haute Couture helped her develop her own sartorial vocabulary, resulting in an eponymous resort line that bridges the gap between summer minimalism and urban comfort.
Madeleine Thompson is a leading British cashmere luxury & modern lifestyle brand which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Based between Hong Kong and London, Thompson clearly understands the importance of comfort and style, something which underpins her every design. Ideal for lounging and travelling, the luxurious sweaters, jumpsuits and wraps are woven from the ﬁnest Italian cashmere.
“I want the women who wear my clothes to feel elegant and relaxed,” says British knitwear designer Madeleine Thompson. It all began with a simple beanie but now Madeleine Thompson’s eponymous brand has become one of the most successful cashmere collections of the moment.
Born in Bondi Beach, Australia’s sunny wellness capital, Nimble Activewear is dedicated to making high-performance products you can be yourself in. Started by two best girlfriends, bonding over their love of business and a good sweat - we make activewear that empowers women to run their own race.
We design cross-functional workout gear with custom engineered fabrics that move with you from backward bends and coastal runs to weekend coffee dates with friends (because brunch is always best served with a side of activewear).
Founded in 2010, Pitusa (pee-too-sah) was established with the goal of providing high quality, comfortable and affordable beachwear. Our focus is to continuously create clothing that empowers women, while offering a lighthearted aesthetic that transitions from beach to street.
Pitusa draws its inspiration from the beauty that every woman has to offer, from all the cultures of the world. Our garments are made from the finest Peruvian and Indian cotton, using a vibrant color palette and our signature Inca trim.
Pitusa predominantly employs women-owned ateliers, in Peru, Bali and India. All garments are manufactured under ethical and fair trade working conditions. Pitusa is headquartered in Miami, and has a distribution hub in Lima, Peru as of January 2018.
KEY STOCKISTS: FENWICK, SELFRIDGES, LA RINASCENTE SALES CONTACT: HANNAH@CLARETSHOWROOM.COM
Poupette St Barth
Poupette Giraud founded Poupette St Barth in 1995. “Poupette” (Little Doll) is her teenage nickname, which embodies the DNA of the brand in the body, face and expression of the “Femme-Enfant”: cute, adorable and fresh.
Poupette’s extraordinary feel for colour, energy, and movement translate into clothes that are feminine, romantic and playful and her creations quickly became a favourite among St Barth’s elite clients. Numerous celebrities have been photographed in Poupette St Barth.
Poupette knows what women want to wear; comfortable and beautifully designed unique pieces, cut from superior fabrics, which make them look and feel their best, while remaining consistent with her philosophy of freedom and her love for St Barth.
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PUNTAMAR was born in March 2016 in Colombia. Founded by two cousins from the city of Bucaramanga.
PUNTAMAR swimwear reflects an avant-garde and elegant lifestyle, through exclusive pieces and innovative design. The goal of PUNTAMAR is to set a new definition of swimwear, creating new looks to take you effortlessly from day to night.
SALES CONTACT: LAURA@CLARETSHOWROOM.COM
Varley is a performance-first lifestyle brand committed to creating technically innovative, fashion forward apparel for the modern woman. With headquarters in London and Los Angeles, we take a technically advanced approach to up-to-the-minute design that blends London’s cosmopolitan elegance with L.A.’s active lifestyle.
We design performance driven, timeless, wearable pieces that you will come back to again and again. We differentiate ourselves through innovation, product performance and quality, and by solving problems for the modern athlete. For us the form and function of each piece has to support our multi-tasking lifestyle. From the school-run to the office, from the ballet barre to the boxing ring, the modern woman’s routine has a changeable nature which demands high-performance active-wear with a high-fashion aesthetic. The same goes for our skincare. Our collection consists of cutting-edge formulations that address real, modern-day concerns such as environmental and tech-generated stressors and pollutants, and aims to change the beauty conversation.
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