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.
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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.
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.
Cala de la Cruz is a resortwear brand, established in Cali, Columbia. It is a fresh and bold brand that finds its inspiration in the simplicity of nature and everyday life. Its exclusive textile designs are placed on timeless silhouettes that never stop being modern. Each piece is designed in such a way that when mixed, all work together, providing functionality and versatility.
It is a responsible brand that seeks to support small businesses all over Colombia. With a conscious mind, Cala de la Cruz is always searching for ways to reduce environmental impact.
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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.
Founded in 2012 by Rosie Iffla and Christine Tang, Fella is a Sydney based, women and kids luxury swim brand.
"We felt the swimwear market lacked a label that was simplistic but sophisticated, so high quality fabrications and beautifully tailored patterns became our focus. We design swimsuits that create support from their construction and are functional from day to night."
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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.
KEY STOCKISTS: MY THERESA, MODA OPERANDI, BANDIER SALES CONTACT: HANNAH@CLARETSHOWROOM.COM
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.
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.
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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.
KEY STOCKISTS: LUISA VIA ROMA, SAUCE, SANAHUNT SALES CONTACT: LAURA@CLARETSHOWROOM.COM
Established as Australia’s leading Premium Resortwear brand, Tigerlily has evolved to deliver the ultimate holiday wardrobe all-year-round; fusing unique textiles and distinguishable prints with a strong ethical and sustainable focus.
At Tigerlily, we are inspired by the Australian spirit for fun, freedom and adventure. Our mission is to create the ultimate occasion, swim and holiday wardrobe for our customers; inspiring them to celebrate life and live in the moment.
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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