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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ALC is inspired by intuition and individuality. Influenced by the expanse and light of Los Angeles, our hip hop heritage and an international pioneer spirit, we are defined by a strong sense of style, a rich mix of references and soulful connections. We believe in delivering a product that has designer quality, a contemporary price, a NY DNA and an LA ease. We always have your back: I get you and you get me.
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.
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.
The bright atmosphere of those first moments on vacation, the heat of the sun on stone, the discovery of a new landscape: elements that Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud wanted to capture for a 2017 Resort collection, combining the contemporary codes that have become their signature across their collections for Carven.
Self-portrait was established in November 2013, founder by Han Chong, Central Saint Martins graduate. Self-Portrait aims to provide attainable fashion which is showcased through an exquisite range of feminine dresses and separate pieces using luxury fabrics which are of high quality.
"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.
Karen Walker’s eccentrically elegant style has established a stellar international following for her ready-to-wear, eyewear, jewellery, bags and fragrance.
Karen’s signature energy and optimism define the label. Her designs cleverly play with cultural subtext, juxtaposing luxe and street, masculine and feminine, folk and utility, creating pieces that are both directional and wearable: Alexa Chung, Lorde, Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, Florence Welch and Lena Dunham count themselves amongst the formidable roster of celebrity fans.
The brand is available at retail in 38 countries, 200 cities and 1020 stores including Barneys New York, Liberty London and Harvey Nichols.
Her influence has seen her consistently ranked for the past four years in The Business of Fashion’s powerhouse BoF 500, reflecting her position as a global industry figure shaping the future.
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.
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.
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.
In 2007, rag & bone won the Swarovski Award for emerging talent in Menswear and in 2010, Wainwright and Neville were bestowed the industry's most prestigious honor when named Menswear Designers of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). As the label continues to expand, rag & bone has come to embody effortless cool in the international fashion world.
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At AG, we believe in crafting beautiful clothing that reflects a modern design sensibility, while maintaining a classic sophistication that transcends seasons.
AG was launched in 2000 by Yul Ku, a pioneer in the denim industry. While our DNA is rooted in denim, AG's evolution from an exclusively premium denim brand to a contemporary lifestyle brand began in 2008 when Samuel Ku, son of Yul Ku, took over as the brand's Creative Director. Since then, Samuel and the AG design team have focused their efforts on seamlessly integrating complete collections that reflect the true sensibility of the brand: Chic. Sophisticated. Classic.
From the initial stages of concept and design, to cutting, sewing, laundering, finishing and shipping, AG’s vertically integrated manufacturing facilities unite our design expertise with manufacturing ingenuity—truly unparalleled in the fashion industry.
We believe in being socially active and responsible. Whether it's our Ozone Technology and use of eco-conscious fibers, or our partnership with charity: water, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, we are committed to making a difference.
Revered by retailers, lauded by influencers, chosen by you, we've enjoyed being a part of your personal style. Reflecting back and thinking forward, we're proud of our story and grateful for the opportunity to share it.
Chic. Sophisticated. Classic.
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See yourself anywhere in a pair of Illestevas, whether it’s on busy city streets or a relaxing beach hideaway. Handmade in Italy and designed in New York, Illesteva started in 2010 when we saw a unique opportunity to create a range of sun and eyewear that combined classic shapes with contemporary materials. Since then, we have maintained our experimental outlook while also using the highest quality materials made in family-run factories in Italy.
A pair of Illestevas begin with hand mixed and customized acetate — because of this, no two pairs have exactly the same pattern. After undergoing an assembly process, each pair is inspected by hand to ensure quality and Illesteva standard of excellence.
Always seeking to push the boundaries of design, Illesteva pursues collaborative efforts with some of the industries’ most interesting fashion, music, and art icons. Collaborating on designs with individuals like iconic Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed and supermodel Jourdan Dunn, we often look to outside inspirations to see how they might view the world through an Illesteva frame.
In the spirit of handmade craftsmanship, Illesteva has also created a line of leather bags and umbrellas meant to worked in and worn. Always considering the need for functionality, our accessories are designed with practicality and simplicity in mind — whether that’s providing you with multiple ways to wear or designing a bag with carefully considered, organized compartments.
Apiece Apart offers pieces as versatile as the woman wearing them. The label is brought to life through clean lines, chic, graphic shapes, impeccable tailoring and beautiful fabrics. It balances the simple with the sophisticated; the classic with the modern.