Brands

CURRENT/ELLIOTT

Current-Elliot-Lookbook-Fall-2013-015 Inspired by American values, entrepreneur Serge Azria and designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott started a jeans brand called Current/Elliott in L.A. in 2008. The brand nurtures the irresistible charm of jeans and each pair is “vintage-inspired2 and has a unique historical reference. Whether you choose a baggy, “boyfriend” shape or a skinny pair in leopard print, the Current/Elliott piece will make you feel sexy and comfy.

EQUIPMENT

equipment Carine Roitfeld’s husband, Christian Restoin launched a unique fashion brand called Equipment, in 1975. In the centre of the brand was a sophisticated female silk shirt. Taking masculine shapes and turning them into elegant female shirts was the brand’s core idea, flavoured with Katherine Hepburn’s and Lauren Bacall’s style, Equipment became a hit almost overnight. However, the brand was shut down by Cristian when his wife became the French Vogue’s editor-in-chief. In 2010, Mr Serge Azria decided to revive the brand in an exciting mixture of its heritage and a modern touch, and voila! - the classics have never looked so good and chic!

GIVENCHY

Givenchy-Fall-2013 Hubert de Givenchy founded his brand in 1952 with a vision of creating understated feminine chic pieces for a modern woman. The fame of the brand skyrocketed after Audrey Hepburn wore its dresses in “Breakfast at Tiffany”, as well as in her other movies and offscreen. Under the creative direction of Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy today is a renowned name in the fashion world, synonymous for top quality, edge cutting design and a harmonious mixture of artistic eminence and comfortable chic.

KENZO

kenzo_fw13_campaign_3 A Paris based fashion brand founded by a Japanese designer could only mean one thing: spontaneity+ chic+ fun+ authenticity. Launched in a store called “Jungle Jap” in 1970, Kenzo today is being reintroduced with the jungle by its new creative directors- the youthful and talented Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony. Unleash your inner tiger!

LAURENCE DACADE

laurence2 Designing shoes for Givenchy, Balmain and Chanel are among the fabulous things on the list of Laurence Dacade’s resume. With a vision to emphasize that shoes are “really all about the body”, Dacade started her own brand a decade ago. "The way you walk, the way you stand, that comes from your shoes - and if you're uncomfortable it shows in your body. I don’t like that. Male shoe designers always say, 'it doesn't matter if they're comfortable' and I think, 'that's because you're not wearing them!'", says Laurence. No wonder her chic French-spirited shoes and boots are perfect for casual stylish daily combos.

MOU

mou-(2) Since 2002, the London based brand Mou has been producing eco-friendly boots from the finest natural materials. Hand-crafted boots and back-to-nature aesthetics, comfort, long-lasting soles and beautiful natural leather- all these are good reasons to choose Mou boots for everyday occasions.

PROENZA SCHOULER

Proenza_Schouler_Fall_Winter_2013_2014_ad_2 The first thing you need to know about these guys is that they made the PS1 and the PS11 bag. The second thing is that Proenza Schouler is not a female designer’s name, but a mixture of two designers’ mothers’ maiden names. The designers themselves are Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, school buddies who founded Proenza Schouler in 2002, after graduating from a design school in New York. The brand quickly became a synonym for downtown coolness, mixing historical references with modern prints and futuristic shapes and patterns.

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

"MY LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF FORTUITOUS COINCIDENCES."

Christian Louboutin was born in Paris in 1963. He was brought up by his mother and three sisters, and credits this feminine environment as the inspiration for much of his work. As a child, he recalls discovering a drawing at the Museum of African art, which showed a woman's sharp-heeled shoe, crossed out with a vivid red line. The image, which dated back to the 1950's and was intended to safeguard the museum's parquet floor, fascinated him. He had never seen such a shoe, which in its fine delicacy was in sharp contrast to the prevailing 1970s trends for flat or clunky heeled shoes, and the image never left him.

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ANCIENT GREEKS

pazzedinealaianaomi5eo According to an Ancient Greek myth, the gods and goddesses had their sandals made on the beautiful island of Crete by a gifted sandal maker who enriched each pair with magical powers. Famous for having made the flying sandals for Hermes, the sandal maker also embellished them with his personal signature… a “golden wing” buckle. Ancient Greek Sandals are handmade locally by skilled craftsmen using traditional techniques that have existed for centuries. A raw, yet feminine aesthetic distinguishes this new sandal brand. The chemical free, natural tan leather ages beautifully with time and wear. Christina and Nikolas’s love for Ancient Greece and its history, combined with their individual technical skills naturally led to the creation of ‘Ancient Greek Sandals’. The collection is inspired by ancient Greek Gods and myths, pottery, jewellery and sculpture.

Alexander Wang

pazzedinealaianaomi5eo Alexander Wang was born and raised in San Francisco. Moving to NYC to attend Parsons School of Design, after 2 years, in 2005 he decided to pursue the launch of his own label. The collection began predominately in knitwear, then evolved into a full women's ready-to-wear line. After the success of this line, Alexander moved to handbags and accessories using the best quality leathers and materials, his brand quickly became recognised as an all-round essential label

Nicholas Kirkwood

pazzedinealaianaomi5eo Nicholas Kirkwood is the go-to man when it comes to fashionable shoes. Schooled at the prestigious Central Saint Martins and Cordwainer's College, Kirkwood worked for millioner Philip Treacy and lived with Isabella Blow before coming to prominence as a designer in his own right after realising the footwear world needed shoes that were as extravagant as his mentor Treacy's hats.

YVES SALOMON

YVES SALOMON From Siberia to Paris, a saga of pioneers and visionaries.

1910 Gregory Salomon, a Russian dissident, is exiled with his family to Siberia, a foothold and rite of passage for fur and pelt merchants since the 13th century. He devotes all his energy to the region’s most established trade. 1920 Gregory Salomon decides to emigrate to Paris, France. Jovial, charismatic and visionary, Gregory Salomon is an extraordinary character like someone from a Dostoevsky novel. In Saint Petersburg, a hub for auctions, he wears the number 2, enshrining him as the most senior fur buyer of all time. Gregory Salomon, the patriarch of a family of seven brothers, pioneer, adventurer who “conquered” the East, travels the length and breadth of Russia by train and sleigh, buying up the best fur and also, as a man with great flair, buying what he feels will set new trends (among other master strokes, he was to launch the fashion of sea otter fur, which was totally out dated at this time). The entire profession respects and follows him. Right up until World War II, the visionary lays the foundations for a legendary saga.

Borsalino

Borsalino Borsalino is the name of a hat company known particularly for its fedoras. Established in 1857, Borsalino produces felt from Belgian rabbit fur at its factory in Alessandria, Italy. Giuseppe Borsalino visited Italy and France to learn the hat trade, and set up the first artisan workshop for the production of felt hats. When Giuseppe Borsalino died, he was succeeded by his son, Teresio Borsalino, in the family business. His success lasted until the 1940s, when the hat business declined in prominence. In 1986, the Borsalino factory moved to its current location in the suburbs of Alessandria. The University of Alessandria (as well as a museum dedicated to the history of the hat) occupy the former offices of the Borsalino company.

Sophia Webster

Sophia Webster Sophia Webster's love of shoe design first led her to a degree at Cordwainers College- where Jimmy Choo and Emma Cook trained. She was then offered a place on the Footwear pathway of the Royal College of Art’s MA Womenswear, which helped her land a role as Nicholas Kirkwood’s design assistant- during which she learnt “how the industry works”. Her incredibly colourful and playful Spring/Summer 2013 collection has also received NEWGEN sponsorship.

MOEVA

MOEVA MOEVA is an independent luxury swimwear brand based in London that offers quality goods since 2012, by combining innovative design with quality apparel. Even smallest details are considered, from the fabric, and lining, to closures and accessories. MOEVA not only designs to ensure outstanding quality but also insists on affording our client’s well-being with comfortable products and strives to create different but timeless swimwear with a rest of surprise and freshness. MOEVA consistent design concept is to use high quality fabric interpretation of the latest European fashion trends, aims to provide different colour combinations to match with their client’s lifestyle, confidence.

Malone Souliers

Malone Souliers Mary Alice Malone was born and raised in the heart of the Pennsylvania countryside. A talented horse rider, she was selected for the Junior Olympic Equestrian Team at an early age. Soon, however, her desire to create grew too loud to ignore and she enrolled in art school in Colorado.

MANEBÍ

MANEBÍ 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

SEA

SEA SEA is the New York-based label of lifelong friends, Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini. Influenced by the fashion and trends of both the uptown and downtown districts, their collections seamlessly blend two contrasting styles, creating clothing that is polished and elegant, yet effortless and understated; feminine yet edgy; and infinitely wearable. The result is clothing that can be made to suit any occasion.

Tory Burch

Tory Burch Tory Burch is Chairman, CEO and Designer of Tory Burch, an American sportswear and lifestyle brand. Raised in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Tory graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in art history, then moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She worked in public relations and marketing for several American designers, including Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Narciso Rodriguez at Loewe.

Alessandro Dell’Acqua N21

Alessandro Dell’Acqua  N21 Alessandro Dell'Acqua (b. 21 December 1962 in Naples) is a fashion designer. He presented his first prêt-à-porter collection at Milan Moda Donna in 1996 and his first men's line at Pitti in Florence in January 1998. Currently, Dell'Acqua is back on the fashion scene with a new collection, named N°21. The name comes from the designer's birthday, and it's also his lucky number. The 80-piece collection, which spans dresses to knitwear to outerwear, will debut at the upcoming Fall 2010 Milan Fashion Week with a small runway show on February.

Golden Goose

Golden Goose Golden Goose Deluxe Brand was opened by the young designers Francesca Rinaldo and Alessandro Gallo. The brand choose Milan for the opening of its first flagship store and has plans to open stores also in Paris, Tokyo, New York, Venice and Seoul.

Joshua Sanders

Joshua Sanders Joshua Sanders - Behind the brand portrait
"The Cosmopolitan Sneaker brand"
Behind every fashion brand, there is a commercial mind that develop all the creative ideas and manage the business part of it. That is the perfect union that a project can have. That is the key of the success that Joshua Sanders is having at the moment. Mr.Vittorio Cordella is the main part of it. 32 years old, he has been involved in several aspects of the fashion: when he was at the university, he opened 2 boutiques in his hometown that he owned for 10 years importing in the italian market some cool and unexpected brands from all over the world.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Alexander McQueen brand was founded by designer Alexander McQueen in 1992. It was the suggestion of Isabella Blow that McQueen use his middle name for the label. The house's early collections developed its reputation for controversy and shock tactics (earning the title "l'enfant terrible" and "the hooligan of English fashion"), with trousers aptly named "bumsters" and a collection entitledHighland Rape.