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.
Made in Colombia by a husband and wife duo, Alex Srour and Maya Memovic, AZULU is a perfect mix of vacation ready styles. Inspired by the exuberant spirit of Latin cultures, AZULU’s designs are feminine and sophisticated, an exquisite combination of eclectic prints, delicate fabrics, and playful details.
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.
FIGUE is a women’s luxury lifestyle collection launched in 2012 by Stephanie von Watzdorf. Named for the ancient fruit, FIGUE (pronounced “fig”) was born out of Stephanie’s passion for travel and desire to share the talents of artisans around the world.
The collection of ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and jewellery has a global gypsy-meets-jet-set spirit, combining unique prints with layered textures, embroideries and hand-beading. The result is a season-less brand that is every bit as luxurious as it is bohemian. Women who love to travel – or dream of traveling to exotic destinations embrace FIGUE.
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.
Born from a love of all things simple, sleek and refined...James Smith is a concept brand.
Creating the first “off duty” style in 2014... James Smith are the instigators of the “perfect leather slide” - a style that will accompany your European summer, your Byron Bay weekend...and your Californian dream. City girl? James smith will take your ‘off duty’ to “on duty” with elevated slides and mules.
James Smith translates global trends and inspirational textures into handcrafted, quality footwear for the fashion-conscious consumer – always one step ahead of the game.
Integral the brands identity is travel – established in Australia – and based between the Amalfi Coast and Bali, the designs are carefully curated to be your wardrobe staple - in any city, on every holiday.
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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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.
With a reputation for directional & innovative cashmere, the Madeleine Thompson collection is regularly featured in all the leading fashion media – from Vogue, Tatler, Harpers to Grazia, Stylist, Conde Nast Traveller & Red Magazine. Celebrity & influencer fans range include Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Jessica Alba, Michelle Monaghan, Rita Ora, Lily James, Rocky Barnes, Poppy Delevingne, and Annabelle Wallis.
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).
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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