Some of the greatest moments in feminine fashion and style history happened when women borrowed items from the wardrobe of their significant others. Sara Roka took up the challenge to transform the traditional man’s shirt into a fresh, feminine and modern must-have, while retaining the quality, comfort and finishing of the original. The luxurious cotton fabrics available in Italy, such as poplin and oxford, the wonderful trims and details, and exceptional craftsmanship naturally led Sara to creatively design a collection consisting of innovative and sexy blouses, dresses, and tops, while maintaining the essence of the timeless men’s classic shirt.
“I design for women who are individuals, women with personal styles that exude confidence wherever they go”, says Romina. “The Skemo woman loves the colors of the ocean, the sparkle of sand, and finds true beauty in natural elements like shells, crystals and even wood. But make no mistake about it, as much as she is a natural beauty, she still loves looking and feeling sexy in everything she wears”.
Lisa Stricker (also known as Lenni) was the quirky girl at school, the stylishly strange ocean lover. She began cutting up clothes and tie-dying, redesigning vintage and making dresses from age 14, having sales in her garage for the girls of the town (who still to this day are her biggest fans). After school, she traveled extensively, collecting vintage and ideas from a myriad of world cultures. These influences, combined with her vision to give girls and women staple garments that scream comfort and magic all at once, have given birth to a label that is only just the beginning.
Alashan Cashmere Company was founded in early 2004 by Donald Fox. Donald had spent the prior 11 years at one of the most respected cashmere groups in the world - Forte Cashmere Company. With skills and knowledge gained from trading in cashmere raw materials and finished product, it was an easy decision to start Alashan Cashmere Company when Forte Cashmere closed its doors in 2004. The name Alashan refers to an area of western Inner Mongolia Province, China. The Alashan region, through a combination of climactic, geographic and dietary conditions, is the literal home to the world's finest cashmere and camel hair.
D'Agostino Fashion Textile Design creates effortless, sophisticated silhouettes for uncommon individuals. Using time-honored Shibori hand dyeing techniques and locally sourced materials, D'agostino crafts one-of-a-kind pieces that transition from career to celebration.
RICHIAMI promotes a kind of lively and informal fashion, with obvious references to fine art, both in a conceptual and purely decorative style. The style, materials and all the processes are designed and made in Italy. The brand RICHIAMI takes care of every detail of its creations, checking the combination of colors, embroidery techniques, introducing subjects drawn from folklore or abstract designs in ethnic style, in apparent random mixture of many different creative ideas. Cashmere and silk are the main materials used.
Founder Pam Schaecher has a passion for fine fabrics. She launched Amaya® after 35 years of living, working, traveling and raising a family abroad. It was during her travels throughout Europe and beyond that she developed an appreciation for exquisite textiles and the cultural impact materials have on the fashion industry. Inspired by the vibrant and intricate designs of saris and shawls she experienced while attending traditional Indian weddings, Pam created Amaya® to present this extraordinary artistry in fashion to North America and Europe.
Theodora & Callum is the latest collaboration between acclaimed fashion luminary Stefani Greenfield and entertainment producer Desiree Gruber.Born out of a love for collecting beautiful things from all over the world, Theodora & Callum is an accessories-based line featuring scarves, jewelry, dresses, tops, pants and caftans inspired by their travels. Drawing inspiration from Morocco, Bali, Turkey, India and the Mediterranean, as well as the bon vivant mentality of the late 60’s and early 70’s European jet-set, each style feels as if it has been discovered in a far-off locale.
Ace & Jig is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is composed of Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson, who met more than ten years ago as fashion design interns and instantly bonded over their shared loved of antique textiles. After Cary gave birth to daughter Alice and Jenna had her son James, they felt the time had come to collaborate again. Thus, Ace & Jig was born.
Diana and Julien, a husband and wife team are behind – b l ^ n k – She trained at the Royal College of Art and him – originally an architect – have evolved the company from a small accessories label to the widely stocked luxe brand it has now become. Delicately crafted accessories, exquisite party wear and crafted complementary daywear pieces all subtly displays the – b l ^ n k – "dreamscape".
Calypso St. Barth launched in 1992. Inspired by travel, culture & the arts, the brand reveals unique & feminine pieces, which women of every age have come to love. From exotic dip dyed caftans to luxurious cashmere cardigans, the brand’s apparel and accessories are designed for women to endlessly mix and match into countless combinations of effortless elegance.
As a collection, Charli London was launched with the intention of offering urban essentials with contemporary silhouettes to bring a fashionable edit of jersey and knit separates. Each season Charli builds the signature day-to-night sense of chic that reflects the sensibility of the city where the collection was born - London. The collection maintains an easy-luxe aesthetic at its core, continuing to work with softly draped shades and knitwear as well as experimenting with high-end washing treatments and finishes.
Conditions Apply was founded in 2009 in London. Sister company to Blank. “Fashion takes itself far too seriously. We aim at designing and making clothes that are beautifully crafted, but fun. We hope you like to wear them as much as we like to make these!"
After 30 plus years in the fashion industry, CP Shades continues to mass-produce a hand-made product in America. The CP Shades mantra:
“What you see is what you get.” Garment dyed, uncomplicated, with soul.
Since the company was founded, CP Shades’ production has been based in Northern California. In fact, we pride ourselves on this tradition: We still own our own sewing facility and continue to cut, sew and garment-dye in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Elana Kattan takes pride in her efforts to create the perfect silhouette, with an emphasis on the figure of a real woman. Through each step of the production process, from fabric selection to design, Elana makes sure her visions come to life.
Imagine unique creations for modern bohemians and you will find JOHNNY WAS by designer Biya Ramar. Drawing inspiration from world travels and cross-cultural references, Biya has created a signature collection for free-spirited women whose lifestyles embrace creativity and originality. Eschewing trends in favor of personal style, JOHNNY WAS offers timeless, beautifully-crafted pieces that feel like they have a story to tell. The JOHNNY WAS line offers a broad range of merchandise in easy, elegant silhouettes. Hallmark fabrics include easy-to-care-for washable silk and rayon georgette.
Marked by minimalist and relaxed styling, the Joshi line is passionate about beautiful fabrics soft to touch and feel. “We employ a group of hand weavers to create custom textiles which are then transferred to a small group of specialized and skilled printers utilizing vegetable dyes. The process is very complex and time consuming, rewarding us with these exquisite and original textiles worth waiting for!”- Joshi. Since inception in early 2000, Joshi is directly supporting various artisan communities. “Because of the nature of processes we use, we will always be a small and exclusive company.”- Joshi.
LAUREN VIDAL is an expression of femininity, tenderness. She appropriates its fabrics, colors through architected and feminine silhouettes with the creativity that is his. It's a timeless image for nearly 20 years, a concept very personal boutique: the desire to perfect his universe. This is a look at fashion today has established itself by imposing its values.
Marie Eiffel adores her life and loves people. She spends a lot of time with her customers and listens carefully to their needs. Marie opened her first store seven years ago. Very quickly people recognized her talent for choosing unique items from around the world. Ask her customers and they will tell you, “Marie Eiffel has a great eye! Everything I buy in her shop I wear all the time.” Four years ago, Marie started a summer line for the beach, combining comfort with style.
The first Mes Demoiselles collection was hatched in 2006 in the workshop of 45, rue Charlot in Paris. From the first presentation, the brand enjoyed immediate success which has grown over the years. Anita Radovanovic, creative and mischievous, is the soul of the house. Through her inspirations, she invites us to travel in dreamlike lands where the retro charm of lace flirts with ancient volumes. Under the umbrella of silk and cotton, you'll find oversized, romantic and diaphanous silhouettes. Join us... Paris, is an invitation to dance and be the grace of movement.