Brands

Andrew Gn’s contrasts and influences are fascinating and unexpected. Is he an Asian designer? A European classicist? A 21st century mind with an 18th century heart?
Crisscrossing eras, zigzagging between Orient and Occident, straddling high-culture and pop-culture, all with a sense of humor and warmth, make him a thoroughly modern original. The youngest son of a close-knit, cosmopolitan family, Andrew was born in Singapore and had an enlightened education encompassing the classics of Western civilization and Asian cultures and languages. History and art were favorite subjects. Andrew was immersed in the world of antiques through his parents who were connoisseurs. Collecting antique furniture, porcelain and textiles soon became one of his serious pursuits.
Andrew opened his eponymous fashion house in Paris in 1996, after one year as first assistant to Monsieur Emanuel Ungaro. His experience at Ungaro, along with fashion design studies at London’s famous Saint Martin’s School of Art, plus a Master’s from Milan’s prestigious Domus Academy, endowed him with incomparable training, precision, technical skill and discipline. His sense of beauty, quest for perfection and optimistic determination are all Andrew’s own.
Like Andrew himself, his woman is unconventional, fun and approachable while being cultivated, aesthetically inspired and international.

www.andrewgn.com

Whether playing with traditional codes, giving silhouettes a savvy twist or mixing different eras, with every collection, Alexis Mabille cultivates a spirit that is equal parts chic and fun-loving. In lifting from both masculine and feminine styles, the brand revisits men’s and women’s wardrobes alike. Elegance and a natural casual attitude come together with a sporty-chic attitude. Graphic lines structure the looks; movement suggests sensuality. 
Borrowing from a very French sensibility, the Mabille style offers a highly contemporary, cosmopolitan allure. An official member of the Fédération française de la Couture, the house has become known for light, fluid and precise cuts, a heritage the designer acquired through his training at the Chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne. 
A native of Lyon, Alexis Mabille developed a passion for style and fashion at a very early age. Later, he worked at the houses of Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent before founding his own housebrand which quickly became renowned for the designer’s modern rendering of the traditional bow tie.

www.alexismabille.com

Since creating the brand PAULE KA in 1987, Serge CAJFINGER, founder, President and Stylist, has lead the company from one success to another.As an admirer of Jacky Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly, Serge CAJFINGER is creating a very elegant style for a bubbly woman with allure. Discreet luxury is of prime importance, the only outward sign is expressed in the choice of the finest fabrics. PAULE KA is the desire for one thing and its opposite : chic, simple clothing which is nonetheless, rich in ideas. At 2015,As part of its brand renewal, the fashion house PAULE KA announces the appointment of Alithia Spuri Zampetti As Creative Director.Alithia Spuri-Zampetti, is a 31-year-old graduate of the Central Saint Martin School of London. For the past six years, she has been head designer in charge of women’s ready-to-wear collections at Lanvin. Her previous experiences at Valentino and Bottega Veneta have also contributed to the development of an asserted stylistic signature and the creation of a rich fashion repertoire founded on ultra-feminine figures; this as well as a genuine passion for sophisticated fabrics, the sign of understated and discreet luxury. Alithia Spuri-Zampetti says: “In keeping with PAULE KA’s chic heritage and with the support of its atelier, I am keen to create a contemporary wardrobe, combining the essentials of daily wear with more elaborate pieces for special occasions. And all within a price range that offers accessible luxury typical of PAULE KA”.

www. pauleka.com

Dice Kayek is a Paris based high fashion house founded in 1993 by the Turkish sisters Ayse and Ece Ege . Ece draws inspiration in equal measure from the architecture, scents and textures, while Ayse oversees the commercial side of the business. The creative duo’s first collection was a capsule of white cotton poplin shirts informed by couture techniques. At a time when grunge reigned supreme, that small, powerful statement and Ece’s feminine and eccentric style was all it took to set the brand apart and has since gone on to establish itself as a successful fashion label. It has been a member of the Fédération Française de la Couture since 1994 and its collections are available in more than 30 countries worldwide.
 
The label’s creative director, Ece Ege has received numerous awards for her work, and the maison has been active, not only in the fashion industry but in art scene as well. Their translation of architectural ideas into fashion designhas won Victoria and Albert Museum's Jameel Prize 3, a prestigious award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition.
 
Dice Kayek's creations are always full of originality and beyond fashion details making the brand out of reach of the time. Today, Dice Kayek continues to forge its own culture. Like a work-in-progress, season after season each collection builds on the brand’s philosophy of impeccable construction, highest quality materials and a signature style. Using contrasted materials on volumes & folding myriad of band made embroideries, unique fabrics enabled the brand to create a timeless designs.

www.dicekayek.com

Cedric Charlier graduated from the school of Visual Arts of Brussels.
Cédric Charlier won the Moêt Hennessy Fashion Award in 1998 and subsequently worked at the House of Céline in Paris for two years under the creative direction of Michael Kors. He then joined Jean Paul Knott's studio for two other years.
Afterwards he joined Alber Elbaz’s team at Lanvin where he spent six years. He caught the attention of Jean Bousquet, who in 2009 commissioned Cédric Charlier to create a new dynamic positioning for Cacharel.
Cédric worked four seasons as artistic director before he set up his own brand. He has shown his first eponymous collection in February 2012, in Paris. The new collection got immediate attention from both international press and buyers.

www.cedric-charlier.com

Neither Luxury or Designer nor Contemporary, we claim today a land of freedom.
And it is actually guided by a collective that we set out the lines of our new DNA. A community of talents that get together today in order to further the long-held dream that they have been nourishing: to work and rethink a brand — Faith Connexion, driven by a carryover into the future… and freedom. Timely intervention of artists, street artists and other guests will add to the development of a multifaceted lifestyle in permanent reinvention. We therefore make up the perfect wardrobe of a plural woman who would have drawn the best of a concept store. In other words, the first brand multi-brand. The result? A fusion of codes and trends, which sign Faith Connexion’s silhouette. A studded swimsuit appears on the Red Carpet, a long Couture petticoat slips into a Rock Festival, a casual reversible jacket during the day becomes glitter at night, an impeccably built blazer finds itself tagged allover… The Clash Cool fights the Clash Chic. A collection like a sweet revolution which brings back power and freedom to women.

www.faithconnexion.com

Antonio Berardi

Antonio Berardi

Antonio Berardi is a British designer with Sicilian roots. He has been passionate about fashion from an early age as it was reported at the age of 9 he was saving money to buy Armani shirts. After college, he applied for fashion degree at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London. He was rejected and it was only after his third try that he was accepted for studies here. In the meantime he started working as an assistant for John Galliano. In 1994 he graduate and his final collection caught the eye of a representative from a fashion holding group in London. Thir triggered his international career and it brought Antonio Berardi his first show at fashion week with Kylie Minogue as his main model and accessories by Manolo Blahnik and Philip Treacy. Antonio Berardi is famous for his sensual dresses as he admits that he is inspired by music,independent film, lingerie and Italian art and culture, among other things. Antonio Berardi pays a special attention to shapes and prints and is not afraid of color. Gwyneth Paltrow is one of his biggest fans, but Victoria Beckham, Eva Mendes and Mega Fox are also on his celebrity clients list. The unique combination of art and technology is a unique trait of the Antonio Berardi Designer Profile and it has often brought him the acclaim of critics.

www.antonioberardi.com

Founded in 1984 by Alberta Ferretti under the Aeffe group, Philosophy stands out in the prêt-à-porter as a synonym of elegance, quality and innovation of the Made in Italy. Femininity, lightness, and sensuality are the stylistic traits of Philosophy, that in October 2014, celebrated a new era with the appointment of Lorenzo Serafini as Creative Director. The first collection of Philosophy designed by Lorenzo Serafini debuted during Milan Fashion Week in February of 2015.

www.philosophyofficial.com

GIAMBA

GIAMBA

Now Giambattista Valli has Giamba. As is the way with the offspring of signature lines, the new collection was identifiably this designer's. The feminine spirit, the emphasis on dress-up clothes, the embellishments—all pure Valli. What distinguished it from his main line was its emphasis—obsession, actually—on youth. (In that sense, too, Giamba is very muchlike Italy's other younger sister collections.) The girly vibes came through in the white point d'esprit tights and sky-high platforms with Gobstopper crystals on the heels that he paired with every look, as well as in other extras like rose-tinted round sunglasses and swipes of '60s eyeliner in the  crease of the lids. Not that you didn't get the message from the clothes themselves: Baby-doll dresses, dolly bird shifts, and trapeze shapes, some with hand-painted prints of fruit trees and ribbons, others accented with thread embroideries, were all sugar. For spice, Valli layered black bralettes and briefs under the sheer looks. Overall, the collection was free of the tentativeness you sometimes get with a debut. The doyennes among his client base will have to shop elsewhere (sorry, Mrs. Radziwill), but it wasn't a leg show from beginning to end. One of the prettiest dresses was embroidered in a black peacock feather motif and grazed the mid-calf.

www.giamba.com

Alessandro Dell'Acqua debuted with the pret-a-porter collection that bears his name in Milan Fashion woman in March 1996. In June 2002, Alessandro Dell'Acqua receives an Oscar fashion. In October 2004 he made his debut with the line La Perla Prêt-à-porter. In 2006 he founded the line Alessandro Dell'Acqua Knitwear, capsule collection in which the designer best expresses his decades of experience as a designer of knitwear. In May 2008 Alessandro Dell'Acqua assume the creative direction of Malo and his first collection was presented in New York. 2010 is the year of great changes in the wake of which Alessandro Dell'Acqua launches N°21. The collection is an instant success, gathering experience, awareness and newfound freedom.N°21 The brand offers a modern wardrobe, unique and deeply feminine.

www.numeroventuno.com

Markus Lupfer graduated in 1997 from London’s University of Westminster with a firstclass honors degree. With his refreshingly unique style and artful way he redefined everyday basics, his critically acclaimed final year collection was immediately bought by London boutique Koh Samui. It was in quick succession that he was awarded the British Fashion Council’s New Generation Award in 2001, providing the platform to begin showing on an international level the label that bears his name.
Now Lupfer is renowned for his humorously subversive knitwear and inspired approach to jersey daywear and tailoring. His innovative and often surreal use of print, embroidery and graphic embellishment, continues to earn him a devoted celebrity following. With fans including Madonna, Beyonce, Rhianna, Olivia Palermo, Lydia Hearst, Alexa Chung, Florence Welch, Edie Campbell, Anna Friel and Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester and Blake Lively.

www.markuslupfer.com

VIVETTA is an Italian contemporary brand established in 2009 by the fashion designer Vivetta Ponti talking about poetry, depicting a delicate, fun, light and at same time assertive femininity and telling about the love of creative for dolls, antique, fifties furniture and tapestry from sixties and seventies.
These nostalgical elements combine to hyper contemporary silhouettes and bon-ton patterns contrasting with lines that are more clean, enriched by unexpected details, surreal elements that usually aren’t considered as feminine like the profiles of faces and hands in the precious embroideries decorating the creations by Vivetta, a leitmotiv of collections  by the brand.  It’s a motley universe under the sign of an extremely contemporary and dynamic idea of elegance, dressed up with romanticism and irony, where the surrealistic experience finds a new context in fashion and which successfully makes concrete the best tradition of MADE IN ITALY and its bright sartorialism.

www.vivetta.it

Recreation and innovation are a must for the universe of leitmotiv, fulfilled by unusual elements which have a very clear and profound identity. It is the ambition, the creativity and the genuine energy of Juan Caro and Fabio Sasso that since 2007 define the authentic characteristics of the brand that season by season are in a complete evolution. Leitmotive’s garments are mostly influenced by icon prints, that define the dynamic part of the style that however goes side by side with the desire of creating everyday something new. All its creativity is sign of a need to evade from quotidianity but at the same time being part of it. Leitmotiv represents the perfect union between art and style: there is really fine line that combines these two different but at the same time similar worlds. Leitmotiv is part of an exclusive mood and atipic style that has no need of presentation because his ideas and way of living are unique and inimitable.

http://www.leit-motiv.com/

Rosella Jardini

Rosella Jardini

Rossella Jardini is an Italian fashion designer and businessperson who from 1994 to 2013 worked as Creative Director for Moschino following the death of Franco Moschino. In January 2014 she took up a new role as consultant for Missoni. Jardini had worked with Nicola Trussardi and Bottega Veneta before joining Moschino full-time in 1983. Following Moschino's death, she supervised the fashion house's output and designs, although did not design herself. In 2013 she was succeeded by Jeremy Scott as creative director of Moschino, and in January 2014, joined Missoni as a design consultan. After leaving Moschino. The first line of her own namesake label, is very much reflective of her own style. The Rosella Jardini woman wears the romantic combination of black white and red. With a hint of spanish romance and feminine coquettishness you’ll find plenty of white shirts ruffled at the wrist and neckline, gold buttons and edging on tailored short matador style jackets designed to be worn with lashings of gold jewellery.

www.rossellajardini.com

IRAKLI

IRAKLI

Drawing for over a decade in Haute Couture, the label's founder Irakli Nasidze puts his art into pret-a-porter.Staying true to his artistic nature Irakli's striking designs suit today's modern women.
The collections exude purity and elegance, inspired by the minimalist flight of birds, travel and different art forms.

Since I R A K L I was founded in 2010 it has received a warm hearted welcome across the world. Nestled between the Palais Royal and the Louvre, its exclusive designs appeal way beyond elegant Parisiennes, to Japanese clients as well as Russians, Chinese and New Yorkers.

irakli.fr

Sara Lanzi

Sara Lanzi

Born in La Spezia, Sara Lanzi lives and works in Perugia.After graduating in cultural heritage preservation, she started to work within the company “Carpe Diem”. In 2005 she created her eponymous brand that is presented twice a year in Paris.In 2007 she participates and wins “Who is On Next?”, the scouting project organized by AltaRoma and Vogue Italia.From March 2016 it is displayed in a dedicated corner inside the brand new Dover Street Market in London’s Haymarket.

www.saralanzi.it

Derek Lam 10 Crosby

Derek Lam 10 Crosby

In June 2011, Derek Lam presented his first ever diffusion line“10 Crosby Derek Lam” named after the address of the Derek Lam International, LLC headquarters in downtown Manhattan.

“My idea for this collection is to reach a woman who wants urban clothing that will carry her through every aspect of her life, from the more formal, go to work occasions and also for the more informal aspects of her life. It really is the look which I see all around me, whether it be right out my window, on Crosby street, to Los Angeles or Dallas.” He also added, “this new line has a more accessible approach while maintaining my core principles: Clothing of value and integrity of design.” What is unique to “10 Crosby Derek Lam” is its intelligent sense of style combined with surprising twists that will make the collection look and feel special.

www.dereklam.com/10crosby

The Milly by Michelle Smith collection has defined youthful, luxurious style since 2001.

Born out of Smith's lifelong love of fashion, Milly is an iconic brand known for exquisite prints and colors, luxurious fabrics and attention-to-detail. Sophisticated and glamorous, her collections embody modern sensibility with a vintage vibe. While continuing her studies at the prestigious design school ESMOD in Paris , Smith has also interned at Big fashion house such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Torrente and Christian Dior Haute Couture. Designer Michelle Smith creates timeless silhouettes with smart, sexy, feminine flair that satisfies her ever-expanding customer base. Milly is now recognized throughout the globe with a devoted following Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Beyonce, and Thandie Newton.

www.millyny.com

TANYA TAYLOR

TANYA TAYLOR

Produced and designed entirely in New York City, Tanya Taylor embodies a youthful spirit with the integrity of a designer point of view. Each collection is inspired by the power of simple feminine shapes. Each collection is inspired by the power of simple feminine shapes, which are enhanced with an artful use of color, and feature prints that express a sense of optimism and ingenuity. Raised in Toronto, Tanya Taylor grew up surrounded by three generations of fiercely ambitious women whose creative approach to fashion inspired her from an early age. After graduating from her studies in finance at McGill University, Tanya enrolled in a summer fashion course at Central Saint Martins and continued into the AAS Fashion Studies program at The Parsons New School of Design. In 2012, Tanya Taylor launched her eponymous
collection, which can now be found at Saks Fifth Avenue, BergdorfGoodman, Lane Crawford, and ModaOperandi.com.

www.tanyataylor.com

Elizabeth and James

Elizabeth and James

Seeking to narrow the gap between designer and contemporary fashion, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are design consultants for Elizabeth and James, a high-end contemporary women’s line which debuted in the United States in Fall 2007. Inspired by the mix of uptown and downtown, masculine and feminine, and casual and dressy, the Elizabeth and James collection is unique in the mixture of androgynous menswear inspired blazers and shirts with delicate mini-dresses, feminine detailing, sequins and unusual fabrics.

www.elizabethandjames.us

Feminine, modern, refined, cool... Rebecca Taylor is best known for providing the eternally-evolving modern woman a collection to complement and refine her individual sense of style. Signatures include unconventional color combinations and prints, flattering cuts, unique embellishment and a high level of detail --- accessible luxury.Rebecca Taylor hails from the beaches of New Zealand. An early childhood interest in sewing and costume design sparked a fascination with the fashion industry that led her to New York City. Her creativity and energy is poured into every collection with references from the worlds of music, art and entertainment. Rebecca’s daily inspiration is the contemporary woman - her spirited life and her individual style.
The brand has a loyal customer base and a vast celebrity clientele including Alexa Chung, Reese Witherspoon, Rashida Jones, Emmy Rossum, and Catherine Middleton, to name a few. Rebecca Taylor has been featured internationally in numerous leading publications such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, W, Nylon, Marie Claire and In-Style; and is available through company-owned retail and premier boutiques worldwide.

www.rebeccataylor.com

Sachin and Babi

Sachin and Babi

Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia are the co-founders and Presidents of “Sachin+ Babi”, a two and a half year old fashion collection, borne of their existing companies, ANK Embroideries, under which they design and manufacture designer and couture embroideries for some of the biggest fashion houses such as Oscar de la Renta and Derek Lam.

The “SACHIN + BABI” collection is a unique blend of ‘PRETTY” clothing that women want to wear. They combine what is chic and classic with what is edgy and trend-driven. In only a few years the collection, the collection continues to grow and evolve and is coveted by many fashionista’s around the globe.

Sachin +Babi is now sold in over 300 doors around the world, including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and Holt Renfrew.

www.sachinandbabi.com

Born in Korea, Michelle Mason had worked for Richard Tyler as his head designer after she graduated from California State University. She then launched her own brand, Mason, in 2002. The brand’s focus maintains the tailored, sharp fit and form as the main aesthetic. The collection is youthful and progressive; the urban yet playful feel is achieved by utilizing modern shapes inspired by turn-of-the-century equestrian and Edwardian attire. The classic shapes with novel details enable the wearer to make the easy transition from day to evening. The target audience for mason is a young career-driven woman with a strong sense of styling and individuality, one who is bold enough to juxtapose various modern yet classic elements in everyday dressing.

www.michellemason.net

Erin Fetherston

Erin Fetherston

California-born Erin Fetherston is an American designer living in Paris. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2002, Fetherston enrolled in Parsons School of Design in Paris. After graduation, she first presented her eponymous label during the Paris Haute Couture Shows in January 2005. From its debut, the collection established Fetherston’s signature feminine, whimsical and romantic sensibility, earning the brand a devoted following of press and celebrities including Kirsten Dunst, Zooey Deschanel, Anne Hathaway, Winona Ryder , and Cameron Diaz.

www.erinfetherston.com