Adriana Castro’s vision for her handbag and accessory designs is very much influenced by who she is as a woman. Ms. Castro’s personality resonates in each of her creations. She is fearless and feminine. Delicate and down-to-earth. Refined and regal. Intelligent and independent. Exotic and enchanting.
With an eye suited to discover and uncover the beauty and grace that surrounds her, Ms. Castro feeds her passion of creating breathtaking, exquisite luxury through her love of travel, architecture, culture and art.
Adrienne Landau started her career in the arts as a painter in New York City. For her namesake fur collection, she is known for her glamorous ease, use of color and the juxtaposition of materials.
Adrienne Landau has expanded from her signature fur collection, creating a line of high-end home furnishings in addition to silk scarves, eyewear, legging and gloves.
The Adrienne Landau collection is carried in the world’s most exclusive boutiques and department stores. Known for versatile pieces that seamlessly transition from day to evening, Adrienne Landau has become the go-to designer for the world’s most fashionable and influential women.
Alexandre Birman was destined to create beautiful, handcrafted shoes. A native of Brazil, Birman was born into a family that has dominated the South American footwear market since the 1970’s. “I was raised in a shoe factory — and that’s not marketing, that’s the true story of my life,” he often says of his upbringing. He designed his first shoe at the age of 12, which was the very beginning of an illustrious career in the family business for Alexandre. In the spring of 2008, Birman launched his namesake Alexandre Birman collection, which focused on luxury, femininity, and sophistication.The collection was entirely created by hand from luxurious, imported raw materials and exotic reptile skins reminiscent of his Brazilian roots. The beautiful handcrafted designs quickly landed him a designer profile in VOGUE and after a successful season of design recognition and sales expansion in the major department stores in America, top industry publication Footwear News honored Alexandre with the prestigious Vivian Infantino Emerging Talent Award of 2009. Birman was also named a “Top 10 Designer to watch in 2012” by Footwear News and his designs were recently featured in the Museum at FIT’s “Shoe Obsession” exhibit in New York. Alexandre Birman was newly inducted as a new member of the CFDA – Council of Fashion Designers of America in June of 2013. Celebrity fans of the Alexandre Birman brand include Hollywood starlets Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Demi Moore, Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Gisele Bundchen, Zoe Saldana, Alessandra Ambrosio, Ashley Greene, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Palermo, Leighton Meester, among others.
Born in Colombia and raised between Miami and London, Edgardo Osorio combines his eye for dropdead glamour, his passion for modern design, and his hand for highluxe craft into desirable footwear.
Striking the perfect balance between modern design and impeccable craftsmanship, Edgardo wanted to create stylish yet wearable footwear for the modern woman. Aquazzura mixes a refined European aesthetics with modern American sensibility and Latin flair. He draws his inspiration from the European tradition of high craft and luxury while creating modern shoes that are both sexy and incredibly comfortable, winning him awards such as Footwear News’ “Vivian Infantino Emerging Talent Award” in 2013 and Elle Spain’s Elle Style Awards as the 2014 “BestAccessories Designer of the Year”.
Aquazzura shoes can be seen on the feet of trendsetters, European royalty and fashion insiders around the globe.
Brian’s love for fashion began at an early age when the Chicago-born designer would find himself fixated on his mother’s clothing and accessories. Brian went on to study art and architecture at Southern Illinois University before trading in the Midwest for the capital of the fashion world, New York City.
It was there, at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), that he took his passion for fashion design to the next level. Upon graduation, Brian moved to Europe and would spend the next seven years as a sought after runway model. In his free time Brian would sketch shoes in what would become the start of his namesake brand.
While in Milan, Brian was discovered by the late Gianni Versace and was the first American designer hired by the fashion house in 1996. At Versace, he was the head designer of accessories, where he mastered the intricacies of footwear design. Accolades like these led to his appointment as Creative Director of Bally from 2007 to 2009. During this time he successfully helped to revitalize the storied Swiss brand before leaving to focus solely on designing under his own label.
Since launching Brian Atwood in 2001, his collections have been globally coveted for exquisite craftsmanship and hyperluxe design and detail. Loved by women around the world for his fearless silhouettes and sky-high heels, Brian infuses glamour, lust and desire into everything he designs. These indelible designs now include handbags and a contemporary collection, B Brian Atwood. Brian is loved by fashion industry insiders and Hollywood celebrities alike, who have made his shoes a fixture on the red carpet. With a true passion for the details of design, Brian runs his business with boutique sensibility, overseeing every design drawn, material selected, construction detail and factory production.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world”.
She launched her namesake label ten years ago. Now, celebrated designer and artist Camilla Franks is a name synonymous with Australian fashion and lifestyle. Each CAMILLA piece is infused with story: the destination and adventure are yours to fill with vibrant colour, digital print, bohemian detailing and intricate craftsmanship. All pieces are luxurious, individualistic and timeless, creating a sentimental place in your wardrobe and life.
Camilla first found inspiration in theatre, designing flamboyant costumes for the colourful characters of the stage, reveling in the ovation they received. Her entrepreneurial spirit inspired the launch of CAMILLA, and her debut collection of bold kaftans marked a pioneering moment for resortwear in Australia and globally
In 2004, Camilla opened her first boutique, at the world famous Bondi Beach. Her collections captured Sydney’s global yet earthy identity, with exuberant colours and prints, precious silk fabrications, and detailed crystal embellishments.
Cesare was born in 1962 to Quinto and Flora Casadei, two artisans who, in 1958, founded Calzaturificio Casadei, just outside Rimini. Here, they initially produced sandals for tourists, later branching out onto the national and international market. For Cesare, there are no boundaries: neither his house, nor his factory, nor the warehouse in which the skins are stored have any walls: everything flows seamlessly amidst prototypes, production, skilled artisans and expert hands, resulting in those small masterpieces that go by the name of shoes.
His passion for his parents’ business resulted in his decision to return to his roots in order to work in their company where, in the mid-eighties, he started producing his own line with a team of 10 skilled workers.
In 1990, Casadei opened its first showroom in Milan and, in 1994, Cesare became creative director of the brand. This was possibly the most delicate and difficult transitional stage in his career: during those years, the fashion system was changing radically and the globalization of markets required a new modus operandi. His years of experience in production combined with his direct relationships with suppliers and retailers enabled Cesare to take the company to new heights, achieving a level of quality that other designers find hard to rival.
What defines the Chloé woman? Now that’s quite a question. Founder Gaby Aghion would say “there isn’t a Chloé woman. But she is a typical Parisian woman. Paris is a city that exudes something very important.”
While she isn’t one person, a clue to the Chloé woman starts with Gaby herself. Her tastes, lifestyle and approach to life – and, of course, her style and fashion sensibility – are as relevant now as they always have been.
The Chloé woman is feminine but she rejects the artifice of fashion – “simple” and “natural” are her watchwords. She dresses to accentuate her beauty in a chic, timeless way. It’s not about dressing up, clothes are a delight to express herself, not to please others.
Chloé women are the ones you’d be fast friends with – they’re modern, progressive and forward-looking. Intellectually curious, questioning and naturally inventive, these qualities stay with them. Age is irrelevant – they are adventurous, dynamic, youthful in spirit, and always comfortable in their own skin.
Sharing its name with the French term for the liminal moment linking late afternoon and early evening, Cinq à Sept brings the intriguing tension between day and night to a new advanced contemporary collection. Inspired by the hours between 5 and 7 p.m., when city streets are awash in the warm glow of the vanishing sun and office desks are abandoned for cocktails and as-yet unknown possibilities, Cinq à Sept embodies a deliberate balance between sophistication and ease, youthful daring and confident allure. The collection’s modern feminine aesthetic embraces unexpected details and striking silhouettes, resulting in garments that draw their romance and sexiness from the woman wearing them.
Devi Kroell is the face behind a luxurious collection of textural and sculptural handbags.
The Austrian-born, New York-based designer is both glamorous and elegant. As it turns out, she’s the daughter of a diplomat and spent her childhood in several countries, including Indonesia, Israel, Switzerland, and France.
Her experiences abroad later influenced her designs, and was one of the key reasons why she chose to feature so much of her signature “exotic” throughout the collection.
In 2006 Devi won the CFDA Swarovski Perry Ellis Award for Accessory Design, which she describes as the ultimate award–the “Oscar” of fashion. Since then, her designs have been featured in Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Dansk, and Flare (to name just a few!)
In what is now regarded as a fateful coincidence, Emily Gellis and SJ Cho found themselves working for the same contemporary clothing line in NYC in 2009. Emily, a native New Yorker, graduated from New York University and began her career buying contemporary Ready to Wear collections for the retail chain Intermix. SJ grew up in South Korea, studying Oriental Painting. Since making the move to NYC ten years ago, SJ has skillfully mastered many sectors of the fashion industry, ranging from pattern making to clothing and accessory design.
After working together for some time, the girls found that the combination of their vastly different backgrounds blended into an incredibly unique creative viewpoint, which eventually proved to be ripe for collaboration. Recognizing a void in the contemporary handbag market, the girls were compelled to forge a partnership to bring their creative visions to life. In April of 2010 Emily Cho Handbags was born.
Aiming to re-define the spectrum of contemporary handbags, the girls are dedicated to producing high-end luxury products at affordable contemporary prices. To ensure the finest quality for their handbags, all pieces are constructed by hand in an Italian factory specializing in handbag production for over sixty years. Emily and SJ carefully select the finest Italian leathers, specifically using unique stamped leathers that are cut by hand to resemble exotic skins. After months of style development and close attention to detail, Emily Cho bags stand alone as rare specialty items, incomparable to anything else available in today’s market. Balancing functionality with vibrant fashion statements, Emily Cho pieces can be worn all day with an easy transition into night.
Giorgio Braschi, the Italian designer was born in Bologna in 1967. Each garment is unique and is distinguished by its original lines and shapes, which when combined with special washing techniques create jackets, each with an individual look. Each Giorgio Brato item in leather is special and once worn continues to adapt to the body becoming a second skin. Today Giorgio Brato is recognized as a brand of international renown.
Since he showed his first collection of jeweled footwear in New York in 1994, Giuseppe Zanotti has enchanted the world of fashion and entertainment with his ingenious elaborate and tirelessly innovative designs. Mixing innocence and rock & roll, refinement with sex appeal and a love of a craft with a futuristic, boundary pushing aesthetic, every Giuseppe Zanotti shoe is a true original, created using time-honored artisinal techniques that ensure the highest level of quality. Though Giuseppe Zanotti Design has gone from success to success in the past two decades, expanding globally and incorporating bags, jewelry, men’s shoes and ready-to-wear, its founder’s spirits stays the same — his is a tireless creativity born out of a love of art, music, design and a dedication to providing women wih the most superlative shoes in the world.
Founded By Jeffery Rudes JBrand is responsible for the introduction of the dark-washed skinny jean, J Brand was the first company to drive the skinny jean trend with global distribution. J Brand also introduced stand out trends like the Love Story flare and the Houlihan cargo pant.
Jocelyn, founded by Jocelyn Gordon in 2001, is a contemporary fur outerwear and fur accessories brand. Ubiquitous among today’s style influencers, Jocelyn pioneers wearable and approachable fur recognized for combining materials with a playful and modern sensibility.
Hallmarks for the brand include infinity scarves, chic fingerless mittens, the Roadie Fox Vest, and colorful, cozy home furnishings that are every decorator’s dream.
Judith Leiber is a name synonymous with elegance, style, and sophistication. For more than fifty years, Judith Leiber’s incomparable evening bags and crystal minaudières have been recognized worldwide for their meticulous attention to detail and flawless handcraftsmanship. Minaudières from the collection are part of the permanent design archives of premier museums across the globe, and nearly every first lady dating back to 1953 has carried custom-made Judith Leiber bags to the u.S. Presidential inauguration ceremonies. An iconic couture brand with a rich history, Judith Leiber is currently under the creative direction of cfda member Jana Matheson. An industry award winner, Ms. Matheson is charged with providing a new vision for the Judith Leiber brand while retaining its traditionally whimsical designs.
Larettamia, the Milan based handbag designer by Lara Ciribi, is expanding it’s global presence with a new flagship store in South Beach, Miami. The boutique celebrates 2 years since Larettamia first launched in Italy in 2013, bringing it to Miami, Los Angeles, New York, San Paolo do Brasil, Hossegor (France), Jedda (Saudi Arabia), and all over Italy.
Designer Lara Ciribi a Treviso native, infuses her lifelong passion for design into her collection of luxury exotic leather handbags and limited edition clothing and travel bags, created for the sophisticated woman.
“The women who love life and fashion love larettamia”, says Lara, “My muse is a carefree and confident woman who is attracted to one-of-a-kind and unique accessories of the highest quality”.
“Made in Italy” is Lara’s top priority. Her designs express her pride in her Italian heritage and represent her culture’s tradition of superior craftsmanship, which is the foundation for each piece in the collection.
Each handbag is made from the finest calfskin leather, with superior attention to detail, color, texture, and durability. While some designs are classic and streamlined, others are colorful high-fashion statements, embellished with hand beaded accents. Larettamia caters to the woman who celebrates her individuality, offering custom designs that can be tailored in a large variety of colors and skins.
As such, each bag is constructed with a feminine flair, and versatile day-to-night practicality. Lara prides herself on producing timeless designs, created with both fashion and function in mind.
LIVEN debuts expressing a sophisticated luxury prêt-à-porter with a blue-blooded aesthetics and electrifies the scene by a weird minimalist collection. With a true identifiable personal touch, the Brand shows a cosmopolitan, linear and practical sensitiveness. LIVEN styles are something timeless: attractive and distinctive clothes with a glamorous edge. The lure of LIVEN is expressed in a stark vision for neatness through a seamless mix of androgyny and feminine appealing that gives to the collection a sense of sexuality and power. Sharp tailoring tops LIVEN’s proposal on this pure route. Founded in 1959, LIVEN is a luxury brand, symbol of chic simplicity and quality wardrobe classics. LIVEN is part of La Florens fashion group, one of most ancient leather clothing manufacturing companies in Italy.
Dawn Mayo is the founder and designer of LOVE SAM and CHELSEA FLOWER. At an early age Dawn was exposed to the world of wholesale and retail, beginning with her grandfather and father. Dawn was surrounded by creative design and her love for lush fabrics and exquisite detail came to fruition. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology with a focus on Merchandising, Design and Marketing.
Dawn would then take this passion and was a highly revered stylist with Barneys New York. She transitioned her aptitude for fashion to professional styling. Dawn worked in the media world styling for commercials, TV and movies
Dawn later went on to launch leading European brands REISS, American Vintage, Bella Dahl, and All Saints nationwide. With her unequivocal eye for emerging designers and unparalleled ability to merchandise, she opened Dawn Mayo Associates, a leading apparel sales showroom at the age of 26 years old.
In 2008 Dawn was able to create and launch her collection, CHELSEA FLOWER a beautiful blend of luxe fabrics, intricate details and flattering silhouettes. Dawn expanded her design vision in 2011 with the whimsical, modern, and bohemian inspired collection LOVE SAM, named after her beloved father Sam.
In 2015 Dawn began to rebrand her LOVE SAM namesake label and combine the aesthetics of CHELSEA FLOWER and LOVE SAM to truly capture her persona and focus on an entire lifestyle. She merged the strength of each collection- the romantic ease of LOVE SAM mixed with the dressier design of CHELSEA FLOWER to re-establish LOVE SAM.
LOVE SAM still maintains the DNA of an easy, relaxed lifestyle with intricate and exquisite details, and now also captures the dressier, night out and sophisticated edge to balance out the dichotomy which is LOVE SAM.
L’AGENCE launched in California in 2008 with a vision to make silhouettes that made a woman look and feel beautiful with an effortless and sophisticated point of view. Luxurious feminine fabrics, fit and quality are the foundation of the collection. L’AGENCE is based on elements of enduring and fine materials — including washed silks, Japanese and Italian fabrics that set out to create styles that remain in a woman’s wardrobe.
The L’AGENCE jean was launched in 2015 with French and sexy attitude. As the foundation of a woman’s wardrobe comprised of silk blouses, the perfect tee, and the French Jean, the L’Agence Jean’s influence comes from the early iconic denims modernized with the most innovative fabrics and flattering fit.
The ready–to–wear collections of L’AGENCE are effortless and forward — designed with the modern woman in mind. Each season is meant to complement the next, a progression and fresh interpretation of timeless style.
Established in 2014 by Camille Omerin, Maison Père makes its entrance among the French designers. The line’s signature is based on a men’s tailoring inspirations with refined feminine details. Maison Père’s ambivalence pushes the limits of conventional women’s clothing.
As a pledge of quality, the brand combines the precision of French technical skills with the European manufacturing know how. The fabrics sourced in Italy are among the finest and are timeless: wool, cashmere, silk and fur.
The wardrobe is a testimony to Parisian couture heritage, a blend of classic shapes and noble fabrics with modern details.
Manebí, a small and delightful spot in St. Tropez, is the place where our idea took place and where our travel began it all started from the inspiration of a group of friends whose passion for summer comes only second to their passion for travel while spending a great time in the stunning Côte D’azur, we were looking for a great pair of shoes we could be wearing comfortably and fashionably all day long, from daytime to nighttime we thought of the classic espadrilles and reinterpret them to be the perfect shoes for each and every of our travels: from the seaside to the city and the world over in between.
From his stint at Perry Ellis (1988-1993), where his ‘Grunge’ collection proved revolutionary; his 16 years as Creative Director at Louis Vuitton (1997-2013), where he transformed the French luggage label into the largest luxury house in the world; to his own highly-coveted namesake label founded in 1984, Marc has a unique and globally renowned fashion voice.
Developing his vision of fashion at varying price points in an authentic manner, Marc Jacobs is a long-standing pioneer in design. As the Marc Jacobs house continuously looks to the future, uncommonly frank yet playful and brilliantly outspoken perspectives remain at the core of the brand.
In 2000, Burton was made Head of Design for womenswear at Alexander McQueen, and in May 2010, promoted to Creative Director of the entire Alexander McQueen brand, having worked alongside McQueen for more than 14 years. In April 2011, she received global recognition as the designer of the wedding dress for HRH the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton, on the occasion of her marriage to HRH Prince William.
Since her appointment as the brand’s Creative Director, Burton has produced critically acclaimed collections with a focus on handcraft, establishing herself as a highly accomplished designer with artisanal and technical expertise.
Burton was recipient of the Designer of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards in November 2011. In February 2012, after an 11-year absence from the capital, she presented the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection of McQ, the contemporary brand of the house, at London Fashion Week.
Burton was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in April 2012 and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to the British fashion industry on 16 June 2012.
Today, Burton supervises the creative direction and development of all the brand’s collections: women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories, as well as McQ, which is also made up of women’s, men’s and accessories’ collections.
Nancy Gonzalez, eponymous with vibrant color and luxurious textures has become one of the most celebrated handbag designers in the world. Known for her innovative use of precious skins and distinct color palette, her handbags have become instant classics. Gonzalez, a petite, soft-spoken woman of the utmost conviction and unfathomable determination, knows firsthand what it takes to succeed. As a mother of two, she made a courageous choice for a Colombian woman to go into business for herself. Drawing from what she knew best, the inspiration of her native country, she created handbags that celebrated the natural beauty and rich culture of Colombia. Quality, exclusivity, authenticity and timelessness are the trademarks of true luxury. These, along with a combination of dreaminess and rigor, are the pillars of the Nancy Gonzalez brand. The Colombian-born designer began selling in the U.S. in 1998, debuting her eight-piece collection at Bergdorf Goodman. According to Jim Gold, chief executive officer of The Neiman Marcus Group, “Nancy Gonzalez is one of the Key Brands in our accessories department. We’ve had an enormously successful relationship with her for Years. She is a true visionary who has revolutionized the precious skins market with her mix of unconventional colors and design.” In addition to innovative design, the fundamental virtue of distinctive craftsmanship is what sets Nancy Gonzalez’s collections apart. She applies meticulous design and quality to all of her products. Her bags are handcrafted in her native Cali, Colombia by a team of local artisans with a remarkable manual ability of ancestral origin and a deep desire to achieve the highest quality. She believes in making craftsmen the patient inventors of a new know-how. Nancy is dedicated to enhancing her native community, committed especially to the enriching the wellbeing of her employees and their families. She is a driving force for social change, employing almost all women and providing day-care for their children. Nancy strives to instill her employees with dignity, optimism and structure by providing a rewarding work environment. Nancy Gonzalez designs are always modern, yet they are inspired by classical elements. “Nature is my best accomplice and my source of inspiration is life,” she says. “I always try to push the limits of what can be done with precious skins.” Her clients are at the heart of her brand. Her aim is to convey joy, benevolence and strength through her designs to create an emotional relationship between her clients and their bags. “I incorporate elements into each piece that make us smile; a color, a texture, a detail, a surprise.” Worldwide, consumers recognize her trademark originality and quality. The collection is sold at over 300 luxury retailers around the world including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrod’s, Tsum, Lane Crawford, Net-a-Porter to name a few. In addition, she has two boutiques in Seoul, Korea and has recently opened a third outpost in the IFC mall in Hong Kong. Recent accolades for Nancy Gonzalez include being awarded as Brand of the Year by the Accessories Council in November 2007. Acknowledgement has also come from museums, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of art, which have collected her creations underlining the pertinence of her work within a historical and artistic context.
Inspired by the European travels of the “All-American Girl,” New York-based label – Petersyn – is redefining “Preppy Chic”The tightly edited first collection focuses on casual textiles such as plaid, cotton, and stripes. Classic Menswear fabrics are reimagined into sharply constructed garments with exaggerated silhouettes and detailed finishing.
Petersyn’s range of tops, bottoms and simple dresses marry classic Americana style with European flare to present a sexier, more polished version of pretty-meets-proper.
Philanthropy opened in June of 2007 with the belief that a business built around charitable works and grounded in Christ could make a difference in the world.
We opened as a platform for our customers to make a difference. By carrying a variety of fashion forward clothes and accessories that are perfect for the modern woman, we strive to keep our customers consciously and compassionately stylish. We are a Christian, locally owned and operated – one of a kind shopping experience. By pledging at least 10% of our total sales to designated causes, nearly $500,000 has been raised in just 7 years. In addition to giving to our local community, we donate to organizations in Uganda, Southern Sudan, and Haiti.
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” -1 John 3:17-18
From its origins in New York in 2002, rag & bone instantaneously distinguished itself by combining their British heritage with directional, modern design. Today, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville’s brand has become synonymous with innately wearable clothing that innovatively melds classic tailoring with an edgy yet understated New York aesthetic.
Inspired by a desire to create beautifully constructed clothes, with no formal fashion training, the expats immersed themselves in the time-honored techniques of supremely skilled, local manufacturers at some of the oldest factories in the country. The importance of quality, expert craftsmanship and attention to detail resonated deeply, informing rag & bone’s core philosophy.
With a downtown sensibility, signature clean silhouettes and an inherent integrity – each piece is impeccably crafted from the finest materials available and approached from a form and function design standpoint – rag & bone continuously redefines urban style.
Ronny Kobo is rooted in the glamorous, free spirit of its namesake founder. With its contemporary lines — Ronny Kobo and Torn by Ronny Kobo — the lifestyle brand presents today’s cosmopolitan women with wardrobes that stand up to their dynamic lifestyles. Creative Director Ronny — who grew up in cities, including Tel Aviv, London, New York and Hong Kong — draws upon her international upbringing to incorporate unique prints and rich textures into her designs. Trendsetters and bohemians alike rely on Torn by Ronny Kobo’s street style to carry them through casual outings and social events. For occasions that call for a more glamorous look, Ronny Kobo Collection’s figure-flattering silhouettes and luxury knits are versatile, current and sexy. Hailed for its travel-friendly nature, the seamlessly tailored knitwear — which accounts for three-quarters of the full collection — has quickly become the label’s hallmark. Both fashion-forward lines make an impact by striking a perfect balance between edgy and classic.
Cast across the streets of Europe, a new collective of See By Chloé girls takes over for Fall-Winter 2015, to embody the collection with an independent and carefree sense of individuality. Marking a return to the Paris Atelier and the first See By Chloé collection under the creative direction of Clare Waight Keller, the series of portraits taken by Matteo Montanari features a group of twenty girls discovered in Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Paris and Stockholm.
Each brings a unique, nonchalant perspective to the styles – expressing moods, attitudes and styling that is entirely their own. The intimate shots and accompanying short film bring their personalities to the fore, painting a diverse portrait of the contemporary See By Chloé girls and their radiant, playful femininity.
The Sergio Rossi presence includes 90 stores around the world. Worldwide distribution includes leading department stores, such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Lane Crawford and Harrods, as well as concept stores, such as Luisa Via Roma and Colette. The Sergio Rossi online boutique is active in over 100 countries.
There is a minimum of one hundred twenty steps before it is placed in a box with the Sergio Rossi name.
120 steps: men, women, eyes, hands, fingers, brains and skills that look, check, think, and critique. Men and women who love their work and who look for perfection and are not satisfied with anything else.
Technology, research, sophisticated machines, advanced quality control systems are everything a modern factory must have. Fundamentally, however, we remain artisans. It is luxury that demands and necessitates it.
Fabulous, feminine, yet extremely comfortable: together with an unequalled creativity, the mystery of shape slowly turns into character and a signature. A precious accessory, a symbol of style.
Solace London is a British womenswear brand founded by Laura Taylor and Ryan Holliday-Stevens in 2013. Longtime friends and collaborators, the duo share a dynamic background spanning design, production, retail, marketing and creative direction. Their combined sensibilities are visible in pieces that continuously blur the line between statement making and wearability.
With fabrication and technique driving the design process, the pair describe their aesthetic as “Bold, confident, refined. Modern futurism balanced with timeless minimalism”. The result is a distinctly graphic collection defined by precision cuts, craftsmanship and a signature look of sophistication.
STEVEN DANN launched in 2005 and has quickly become the one-stop shop for Great Neck’s style conscious consumers. Founder Steven Dann saw a niche in the luxury accessories market and decided to fill that retail void with the today’s finest accessories collections. Acting as head buyer, his impeccably trained buying skills quickly caught the attention of designers and fashion houses alike. Dann’s concept for his boutiques is to focus on editorially driven accessories and to shy away from the mass market pieces available elsewhere. Specific designers have been known to produce “one of a kind” pieces for his boutiques with these highly coveted goods being available at only a few internationally renowned locations, including STEVEN DANN.
Dann’s initial design and retail intrigue began with his years of experience at such high-end brands as Giorgio Armani, Gucci Group, Versace, & Hogan. It was at these brands where Dann quickly became recognized for his buying and merchandising skills.
In 2009, following an inspirational sourcing and design trip to Europe, Dann launched his eponymous collection. Blending Italian craftsmanship with an American classic, Dann designed his first collection of riding boots, which sold out within days of its Fall 2009 debut. The STEVEN DANN collection uses only the highest quality textiles sourced from Italy including lambskin leathers, animal skins, and suedes. Dann believes it is all about craftsmanship with footwear.
The one-thing Dann values most is his consumer; they are smart, trend driven women whose style is rooted with a classic fashion sense.
Dann has been on countless “One To Watch” lists for both his boutique and collection. In 2010, Dann opened his appointment only Manhattan showroom. Here, by appointment only, guests can meet one on one with a buying consultant and privately preview current and forthcoming collections from such designers as Proenza Schouler, Nancy Gonzalez, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Casadei, Giuseppe Zanotti, & Balmain.
Launched in 2010, Fine Collection creates collections of modern knitwear in 100% cashmere and luxurious materials. Their Parisian design studio works to enhance the nobility and softness of exceptional cashmeres across pure and comfortable pieces. Presented in a palette of various colors, the brand’s clothing display a simple elegance inspired by Parisian allure. They slide easily into a female wardrobe and bring a touch of optimism. At the start of the adventure: Ugo Bensoussan. Collector of contemporary art, he is inspired by the pretty things surrounding him, triggering very au courant fashion.
A major player on the fashion scene, Valentino continues to move its storied legacy forward with the design aesthetic of designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. One of the most storied brands in the world, Valentino offers a wide range of luxury products from Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter to an extensive accessories collection that includes bags, shoes, small leather goods, belts, eyewear, silks and perfumes. The brand is available in over 90 countries thanks to a capillary retail network charted out over the decades of 160 Valentino directly-operated stores located in the most elegant shopping streets in the world as well as in over 1300 points of sale.
In October 2008, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were named Valentino Creative Directors, a choice that proved to be fruitful and insightful move as the design duo have been credited with rejuvenating the brand via highly-successful and well-received collections that stayed true to the brand’s legacy of half a century while moving the design aesthetic forward with designs that are at once feminine and contemporary.
The two designers were appointed by Stefano Sassi, CEO of Valentino S.p.A., at the helm of Valentino since 2006 whose stewardship has been instrumental in enhancing the brand’s relevance and future potential.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, who had worked under Valentino Garavani’s for over a decade, contributing to the international success of the fledgling accessories project, displayed all the best assets to thrive an innate sense of leadership, a corporate-centric approach and an extremely talented in-house design team. The duo debuted with their first Haute Couture collection in Paris in January 2009, demonstrating the ability to fully understand and interpret the Valentino world, a vision that was applauded unanimously. Hollywood stars, socialites and fashion leaders were immediately wooed by their creations.
Six months later, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli consecrated their success with the July 2009 Haute Couture collection, which also fully expressed their vision for the Valentino woman: an unconventional idea of femininity and of extreme elegance that becomes a way of being, a dichotomy of a fragile yet dangerous nature mixed with an element of uniqueness and distinction.
Veronica Beard is an elevated American sportswear brand that strikes the balance between classic and cool.
Veronica Miele Beard & Veronica Swanson Beard are sisters-in-law who launched their eponymous brand in the Fall of 2010 with their signature Dickey Jacket. Today Veronica Beard offers a modern perspective on iconic staples and results in a ready to wear collection that is hard wired for real life.
These perfectly designed essentials are both effortless and chic, each piece mixing superior tailoring with the highest level of quality and fit.
Two young women, Patricia du Réau and Marina Visconti di Massino, decided to make a change in their career and launched their own business. They joined forces to develop a passion they have in common with many other women: shoes. Not just any shoes though, a collection of chic, light sandals, with high quality materials, a contemporary design and trendy colours.
Patricia du Réau, brings her International skills to the project. Patricia payday loans grew up in London and South America following the steps of her father who was in the Diplomatic Corps. As an adolescent she then returned to Paris, lenders only she studied communication and journalism at the EFAP. Patricia started her career as a PR for te levision channel M6, and after three years, left Paris for Florence where she was the Events Organiser a luxury sportif car brand. After four years, Patricia decided project to move on and launch her own business with Marina: to produce a line of shoes, all Made in Italy!
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Zac Posen launched his namesake label at the age of 21. In February 2002, he debuted his ready-to-wear collection in New York City. The presentation captured the attention of key fashion editors and retailers, signaling the presence of a new force within international fashion. Following the success of this presentation, Posen quickly established his design studio in Tribeca. Since this date, Zac Posen has remained committed to his vision of artfully crafted, innovative ready-to-wear for women worldwide. His strong, feminine aesthetic has become a favorite of style leaders.
Over the past 13 years, Zac Posen’s atelier has grown from a single-room studio into a bustling coterie of a global luxury brand. In 2010, the company invested in experienced management with the addition of Susan Davidson as CEO and Jillian Sinel as President of Zac Posen.
The brand’s iconic aesthetic has established a leadership position in glamorous daywear and evening dressing and it is available in the finest luxury department and high-end specialty stores worldwide.
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In 2013 Zac Posen created his second line ZAC Zac Posen sold by the biggest retailers of New York such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
I wanted to infuse an enthusiastic energy to the collection. Utilitarian accents are juxtaposed to the powerful romanticism of the clothes. The effortless essence of the garments is enhanced via the interplay of textures and colors, which provide a buoyant depth to the offering. The looks are styled in with combat boots to convey an elevated, everyday elegance.
This iconic Australian brand has stayed true to its original vision: sophisticated femininity, a passion for detail and a love of colour and print. Sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann founded their namesake brand in Sydney in 1991.
Zimmermann began with Nicky designing dresses and selling them at Paddington markets. The markets were an opportunity for Nicky to refine her aesthetic and to see first-hand how women responded to fashion. “While working the markets, I had two pages of editorial in Australian Vogue. That was a significant moment because I suddenly started to receive orders from boutiques around Australia and I could feel some real momentum. Soon after I opened a small store in Darlinghurst.”
Nicky’s relationship with Simone has been the cornerstone to ZIMMERMANN’s longevity and success. “I could never have achieved what we have without Simone. While the business has evolved and fashion has changed, Simone has been a voice of reason and a constant.”
Early in its evolution, ZIMMERMANN took the bold step of fusing fashion with swimwear and presented it to the world. It immediately found its following with the fashion elite, creating a new point of reference in flattering, feminine and stylish swimwear.
While the swimsuit thrust ZIMMERMANN on to the international stage, it has been its optimistic, feminine and consistently desirable collections across its ready-to-wear and resort that have propelled it to greater global appeal.
While based at home in Sydney, ZIMMERMANN present their ready-to-wear collections each season at New York Fashion Week. They maintain showrooms in Sydney, London, New York and Los Angeles.
In Australia and abroad, the label receives extensive editorial coverage and has graced the pages of magazines including: Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, W, Glamour, Nylon and Marie Claire.
Working with the highly acclaimed designer and long-time collaborator, Don McQualter, ZIMMERMANN maintains a number of stand-alone stores across Australia and the USA including flagship stores on Mercer St in New York and Melrose Place in Los Angeles.
ZIMMERMANN have been the recipient of multiple fashion awards including the Australian Fashion Laureate and Best Swim Designer – Prix de Marie Claire, to name a few. Nicky has been a member of the Australian Fashion Week Advisory Board and the Australian Fashion Chamber. Nicky and Simone have also been the fashion mentor for the Qantas Spirit of Australia Youth Awards.