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.
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.
What started as an all too familiar feeling, a night out with nothing to wear, a clothing crisis for our creative director Cecilie Jørgensen, sparked the idea that is now Cecilie Copenhagen.
Made from two scarves, a characteristic print and a new silhouette became our well known signature pieces, Shirt-O & Shirt-V + Shorts.
From that winter in 2011, a massive demand followed, and we have grown ever since. Spanning the entire globe from Browns in London to Parlour X in Sydney.
Our passion and flair for vibrant coloured designs continues and today, we reach out globally from our Copenhagen base, integrating design, arts and vivid dreaming to deliver distinctive fashion pieces.
Guilherme Vieira launched CLUBE BOSSA in 2006 offering women handmade couture beachwear without the excess. Collections consist of edgy silhouettes with tropical twists provided by lightweight fabrics.
Brazil’s carefree and spontaneous style is clear throughout the brand’s designs. Tropical, refined and modern are the words used to describe the woman it is designed for. The CLB customer is someone who values the small things in life, knows her own body and uses fashion as a vehicle to communicate her taste in art and design. We believe anyone who identifies with our proposition, values and products can be part of The Club.
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.
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).
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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Susan Beischel, designer and entrepreneur, founded the luxury brand Skin in 2003. Since then she has successfully built the company into a global lifestyle brand encompassing lingerie, accessories and clothing. Skin is widely recognized for the use of soft natural fabrics, organic cotton materials and sophisticated, versatile silhouettes.
Drawing inspiration from the natural world, the collection appeals to the senses with comfortable luxe fabrics and refined lines. Skin truly addresses the body by incorporating items that can be worn to sleep, to lunch and to go from day to night.
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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