ALEXIS is a high-end womenswear line established in 2008 by mother-daughter team Ana and Alexis Barbara. Together, the fabulous power duo designs for the woman that embraces all aspects of femininity, sophistication and elegant ease.The spirit of the ALEXIS brand echoes the personal style of Ana and Alexis- their worldly travels and passion for vintage has played an integral role in shaping their design style and aesthetic into what it is today. Their advanced contemporary collections speak to the modern woman: a style icon that embodies effortlessly chic sensibilities in her everyday lifestyle. Opulent dresses and versatile separates serve as the perfect canvas for richly decorated laces, romantic silks, and striking textiles. With their modernism and flawless execution, ALEXIS has successfully launched collections sold in more than 250 boutique and luxury department stores worldwide.
Shying from the much-digested notion of heritage jeans, Mother is a play on opposites. A study in irony, it feels soft and nurturing, while presenting itself as stark and sexy. The term winks at the double entendres of what is, arguably, the second most powerful word in the English language…
Our idea was to create a brand that captured the excitement of our own newfangled denims. We are able to add a new element to the way people wear jeans in fit fabric finish and now feel.
- Mother Denim
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Born and raised in Manhattan, the daughter of archaeologists, Ulla Johnson honed her signature style between the streets of New York and the far-flung destinations of their family travels. Her eponymous line, founded in 2000 just after her graduation from university, immediately caught the attention of the fashion press. Growing from a handful of directional boutiques and with an early endorsement from Barneys New York, Ulla Johnson’s collection has gained a dedicated following and the support of retailers across the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia. She has never wavered on her steadfast attention to the details of construction that have become her hallmark, basing each of her collections on a foundation of natural fibers, beautiful finishing, and ease of fit and form.
The Ulla Johnson label has become synonymous with custom prints, intricate embroideries, and fine tailoring, all of which have earned her a loyal and global customer base. With the introduction of a shoe collection in Fall 2013, the line now encompasses a full range of product categories sourced and produced worldwide with an emphasis on artisanal and handcrafted processes.
Ulla lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three children.
RTA (ROAD TO AWE) WAS LAUNCHED WITH THE PURPOSE OF CREATING A MOVEMENT. A MOVEMENT OF LIKE-MINDED INDIVIDUALS WHO SHARE A BELIEF THAT CLOTHING SHOULD BE USED AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION. RTA WAS BORN UNDER THE PRETENSE THAT CLOTHING SHOULD BE EFFORTLESS AND CHIC. THE RTA GIRL IS CONFIDENT AND THE CLOTHING SHE WEARS SIMPLY ENHANCES HER THOUGHTS. RTA IS A STATE OF MIND AND WHILE THE CLOTHING EVOLVES, HER IDEAS ARE NEVER DETERRED.