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 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.
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.
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.
urbancode launched with its line of women’s accessories in 2008, from its London based design house. The brand has evolved to include womenswear with an emphasis on faux fur and outerwear. The design team have achieved critical acclaim for its ability to bring together seemingly conflicting styles, prints, moods and references into a focused vision, to create unique and beautifully crafted womenswear. urbancode designs blend the original with the contemporary, giving feminine silhouettes, sharp detailing and mixing everyday versatility with covetable glamour that is achingly cool.