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Salvatore Ferragamo made his name during Hollywood’s golden age with his avant-garde designs – the statement shoes of their day – coveted by the biggest, most fabulous of movie stars. His brand has since flourished, with a ready-to-wear offering in production since the ’60s. Massimiliano Giornetti's final season at the creative helm, the increasingly contemporary collections have taken the label from strength to strength.
Jérôme Dreyfuss launches its first collection of ready-to-wear in 1998. In 2002, the designer decided to focus mainly on leather goods. Applauded by the press, his soft bags, super light, chic and refined, adorn the outfits of the most trendy Parisian women.
Jérôme Dreyfuss makes a point of honor to select the finest materials and the best craftsmanship for pieces with impeccable details and well-thought finishes. Each bag is given a name defining their own personality and the spirit of the House : "I like doing things with lightness and naming my bags can bring them to life with humor. ".
Céline is a French ready-to-wear and leather luxury goods brand It was founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana. Since November 2015, the headquarters are located at 16 rue Vivienne in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris at the Hôtel Colbert de Torcy, which has French Historic Monument classification. Marco Gobbetti is the president and the chief executive officer, and the creative director is Phoebe Philo.
Alexander Wang is one of America’s most influential designers, famed for his sporty, urban aesthetic. During his second year studying at Parsons in New York, a young Wang decided to launch his own label which began with a knitwear collection. In 2007 he showed his first RTW collection during New York Fashion Week and received phenomenal industry acclaim. He then went on to win the ‘CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund’ award in 2008 and Swarovski’s ‘Womenswear Designer of the Year’ title in both 2009 and 2010.
The late Lee McQueen, a British fashion genius famed for his dramatic runway shows that reportedly brought seasoned editors to tears, was a hard act to follow. Sarah Burton, however, has successfully taken up the Alexander McQueen gauntlet, taking the much loved brand to new heights and even winning the 2011 ‘Designer of the Year’ title at the British Fashion Awards. Burton went on to create the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, and was later named one of the most influential people in the world in the 2012 ‘Time 100’.
In August 1937 Cristóbal Balenciaga opened his first Parisian couture house, but it wasn’t until after the Second World War that his incredible design talent really came to light. In 1951 the Spanish-born couturier created a brand-new silhouette, broadening the shoulders and removing the waistline. He continued to innovate with shapes that the world had never seen before, creating the likes of the tunic dress and kimono coat. Original Balenciaga haute couture creations are still considered masterpieces today, in particular the sculptural pieces produced throughout the ’50s and ’60s. Cristóbal Balenciaga died in 1972, but his legacy and firmly established design codes live on in the house as we know and love it today. Under the ownership of the Gucci group and with Demna Gvasalia at the helm, Balenciaga continues to be one of the most iconic and influential fashion houses in the world.
Ever since the creation of the couture house in 1987, Christian Lacroix style is unique, exuberant, colorful and baroque. The Hispanic and “Arlésiennes” inspirations, colors, innovative forms borrowed from theatrical make a sensation and are a breath of freshness in the fashion circles.
“Everything I do is a matter of heart, body and soul“For me, designing is an expression of who I am as a woman, with all the complications, feelings and emotions.” - Donna Karan
DKNY has taken on a new creative direction. Designers Dao–Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, both born and raised in New York City, breathe the inspiration and restless energy from the city they live and work in.
The Diane von Furstenberg brand is a woman's best friend. It is the brand she turns to for glamour and confidence, to be the woman she wants to be. Founded in 1972 by the designer, DVF is now a global luxury lifestyle brand and one of the premier names in American fashion. Renowned for its iconic wrap dress and signature prints, DVF has expanded to a full collection of ready-to-wear and accessories including shoes, handbags, small leather goods, scarves, and jewelry. Founder and Chairman Diane von Furstenberg is also Chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and serves on the boards of Vital Voices, the Statue of Liberty–Ellis Island Foundation and The Shed, the new center for artistic and cultural innovation in New York City
The fine quality implied by the "Made in Italy" label lies at the core of all Elena Ghisellini creations. The experience she gained in the very best Italian workshops is therefore the key to understanding her products. It all starts with the choice of materials, all of which originate from an excellent network of fine leather suppliers.
With both Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi at the helm, it’s hardly surprising that Fendi is still at the forefront of international fashion, where it has remained since it was founded in 1925. The Roman house is most known for its use of fur, ever the focal point of a collection. And when Silvia Venturini Fendi took on accessories design in 1994, covetable collectibles such as the ‘Baguette’, the ‘Peek-a-Boo’ and the ‘Silviana’, plus the ‘Fendi 2Jour’ and ‘- 3Jour’ totes quickly became handbag heroes, among the most desirable plus-ones the world over.
Established in 1927 by Aldo Furlanetto in Bologna, Furla looks towards its 90th anniversary with a foot grounded in its solid past of time-honored craftsmanship, artisanal expertise, a sense of beauty and innovative designs. Furla stands for quality, colorful creativity, joyfulness and a Contemporary Italian Lifestyle - producing bags, shoes, and accessories for both women and men.
Although the shoulder bags and clutches are just as fabulous, it’s shoes that are really the heart and soul of Jimmy Choo. In the early ’90s Choo was a bespoke shoemaker in the East End of London, adored by those in the know, jet setters and Princess Diana, among various other high-profile clients. In 1996 Jimmy’s niece Sandra Choi joined her uncle and together they launched Jimmy Choo the label. This marked the start of the internationally renowned luxury accessories brand as we know and love it today. Namely, we love those perfect pumps, super-sleek sandals and enduringly chic ankle boots. There’s every imaginable footwear fave, and that means something for any and every occasion. Equally, that means that there’s a pair for every kind of woman. Whether you’re an urban trendsetter or have a more classically ladylike look, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect Jimmy Choos – and we can promise you an equally sterling selection of bags to boot, too!
As one of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers, Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his aspirational and cutting-edge approach to style. The iconic designer’s namesake fashion house reflects his own signature aesthetic through creative, cool and accessible-luxe apparel and accessories.
Before finding success, Kenzo founder Kenzo Takada, on a limited budget, quenched his thirst to create by searching flea markets for fabrics. This resulted in boldly contrasting fabrics clashing together on a single garment – an aesthetic that would soon become synonymous with the now world-renowned It label. Under the dynamic direction of Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, those original archives of Takada’s work continue to inspire the Kenzo look today.
Starting off mainly as a bag designing company in 2003, Liebeskind (German for ‘love child’) Berlin has grown into a unique-style creator of accessories such as small leather goods, scarves and, most recently, shoes, too. Johannes Rellecke is one of the three founders of the German label and talked with Sportswear International about the brand’s retail strategy in the light of its recent store openings in Paris’ hip St Germaine district and in Salzburg’s Linzergasse.
Founded in 1846 in the centre of Madrid, Loewe (pronounced “low-ay-ve”) began as a leather artisans cooperative. The following year, German entrepreneur Enrique Loewe Rossberg consolidated the workshop, applying his name to one of the world’s first luxury houses. Loewe’s talent in leather innovation ensured fast global success, leading to store openings in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York. In 1970, Loewe’s logo was created by artist Vicente Vela and is still proudly displayed on each product today as a mark of excellence.
In 1994, Consuelo and Gianni Castiglioni launched Marni, the iconic, eclectic women's clothing and accessories collection. The designer, Consuelo Castiglioni, created an avant-garde spirit balancing exceptionally-crafted
ready-to-wear with a complete line of accessories.
Consuelo's modern approach to materials and silhouette, juxtaposing color, exclusive prints and textures has resulted in a new, unique form of functionality. In addition to the women's collection, Marni men's launched in Spring Summer 2002 followed by Eyewear for Fall Winter 2005-06 and Summer and Winter Editions in 2009.
At the Marni Milan headquarters, the company takes pride in its internal, vertical production and distribution units.
In 1951, Achille Maramotti, freshly graduated in law, decided to dedicate himself to haute couture; a family passion passed down from his great-grandmother Marina Rinaldi, who in the late nineteenth century operated a luxury fashion house in the heart of Reggio Emilia. His desire was to produce high-quality manufactured women's clothing. This was a somewhat avant-garde idea in the Italy of the time, where fashion was still an exclusively hand-crafted activity.The Max Mara’ s headquarters in via Fratelli Cervi, Reggio Emilia, photograph from the Sixties.
Established in Somerset, England in 1971, Mulberry is the epitome of a heritage brand. Globally recognised for its signature natural leathers and English design influences, Mulberry has Design Headquarters in London, and two flagship factories in Somerset, close to the ancient city of Bath. Inspired by the cool of the city and the craft of the English countryside, Mulberry’s bags are created from the finest leathers, made to be beautifully functional and enduringly stylish. Renowned for impeccable craftsmanship and a certain timeless style, Mulberry’s iconic bags – Alexa, Lily, Bayswater – are perennial favourites among fashion’s inner circle.
Since its launch in New York City in 2005, Phillip Lim’s namesake line 3.1 Phillip Lim continues to captivate the fashion set. Having won the CFDA’s ‘Accessories Designer of the Year’ award in 2013, Lim continues to deliver covetable carryalls, statement footwear and coolly contemporary ready-to-wear.
An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s playful and subtly edgy designs can be spotted around the world on young women and celebrities alike.
After developing an affinity for design while in the costume department in high school, Rebecca Minkoff moved to New York City at only 18 years old to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer. Today, Rebecca Minkoff is a global lifestyle brand with a wide range of apparel, handbags, footwear, jewelry, accessories (including tech), and athleisure, as well as mens clothing and accessories under the label Uri Minkoff. The brand has three domestic retail stores, two international locations, and is distributed in over 900 stores worldwide. In 2011, she won industry recognition when she was awarded the Breakthrough Designer Award from the Accessories Council.
Since he burst onto the fashion scene and established himself as the go-to designer for glamorous party pieces in the 1970s, Roberto Cavalli has continued to offer collection after collection of extravagant knockouts and ready-made evening elegance. Italian-born and forever tapping into his heritage with a highly artistic design vision, Cavalli arguably boasts one of the world’s most recognisable aesthetics. With Peter Dundas at the helm since 2015, we’re expecting nothing less than the wonderful combinations of glamour, tradition and innovation that Cavalli is known and loved for.
Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was one of the first designers to grace us with the concept of luxury prêt-à-porter, and his world-renowned house has continued to delight the fashion-forward amongst us for the last six decades. Causing quite a stir within the fashion world, it was announced at the beginning of 2016 that Hedi Slimane was leaving his post as Creative Director, making way for Anthony Vaccarello – and we can't wait to see what changes are in store for us.
Egyptian-born, Parisian-adopted Gaby Aghion was an exotic beauty with a free-spirited bohemian character, and was noted as applying her personality to her clothes. Going against the stiff, conservative grain of the 1950s, Aghion produced soft and captivating clothes that really stood out at the time. Revolutionary by nature, she is credited with pioneering off-the-rack clothing and introducing the first ever prêt-à-porter collection under the now iconic Chloé label. A far cry from the couture collections of the time, it set the pace for easier pieces that suited the modern woman’s lifestyle. That contemporary relevance is just as prevalent now, with looks that exemplify effortless elegance and iconic accessories that pretty much every woman is after.
The philosophy of design at Sophie Hulme is both practical and personal, born of the designer’s love for menswear and military dress. A complete focus on detail, quality and craftsmanship is truly paramount. Made with long-lasting saddlery leather and adorned with 24-carat gold plated hardware, bags are designed to age beautifully. Each comes with a seasonal charm to be collected and cherished.
According to the Tod’s philosophy, “living well is an art”. This is an idea that permeates all aspects of the brand, which is known for its countless pieces that lean towards enduring style and an effortless, understated sense of luxury.
Established in 1960 by the masterful Valentino Garavani, Valentino is the storied label synonymous with the red dress. Since 2008 creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have successfully updated the brand, fusing the founder’s legendary design codes with a fresh aesthetic. Over 50 years later Valentino continues to produce hugely adored collections that are coveted by A-listers and fashion insiders alike. Each season the fash packs swoons over the latest update to a look that has been refreshed regular for nearly half a century. Of course, at the heart of that aesthetic remains a certain Roman glamour – a regal, majestic kind of magic that only a Valentino piece could promise. ‘There’s something about a Valentino look – it feels just as good in the flesh as it looks in the picture, and to me that’s the definition of luxury.’
Rewind to 1978: a young Gianni Versace launches his eponymous brand, writing cultural history in the process and establishing what was soon to become one of the most iconic looks in modern fashion. Fast-forward to 2016: with the incomparable Donatella at the helm since taking over from her late brother, the Italian house lands at mytheresa.com with enormously coveted SS16 designs.
By 1972 the designer’s interests had turned to biker clothing, zips and leather. The shop was re-branded with a skull and crossbones and renamed Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die. Westwood and McLaren began to design t-shirts with provocative messages leading to their prosecution under the obscenity laws; their reaction was to re-brand the shop once again and produce even more hard core images. By 1974 the shop had been renamed Sex, a shop ‘unlike anything else going on in England at the time’ with the slogan ‘rubberwear for the office’.
While still at Parsons The New School for Design, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez collaborated on their graduating collection, calling it Proenza Schouler, which is the combination of their mothers’ maiden names. Setting the tone for the success to come, the entire collection was bought by Barneys New York. The duo has since established its brand as one of New York Fashion Week’s headline acts, and is responsible for some of the most sought after handbags fashion has possibly ever known.
For over 100 years Yves Salomon’s unique fur expertise and knowledge of how to transform it has meant being considered the best in the business – the favoured supplier of many of the world’s biggest fashion houses including Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and many more, in fact. Today Yves Salomon works with over 100 different types of fur from chinchilla to sable, badger and fox.
Coccinelle, a brand of reference in the production of bags and accessories in the accessible luxury sector, was founded by the Mazzieri family in Parma in 1978, where its head office is currently located. An eye for detail, quality, refined design and study of current trends: these are the distinctive characteristics of Coccinelle products which have always been synonymous with sophisticated style and Italian design. Each product is produced using the most authentic traditional craftsmanship: refined stylistic choices are combined with the use of precious, exclusive materials. The investment in research and technology guarantees the production of innovative collections, featuring a highly precise, recognisable style.
Renowned for his all-American sportswear and chic contemporary classics, Michael Kors has consistently delivered a sophisticated take on luxury ever since his debut. Having made his name as one of New York’s most celebrated fashion designers, he continues to reinvent his pared-back look, keeping it cool and covetable season after season. The clean, crisp Michael Kors aesthetic is elegance made easy – and ideal for an everyday look of supreme sophistication with just the right amount of fash flair.
After 30 years Marc Jacobs continues to unabashedly shape the boundaries of American fashion. The indefinable characteristics of his namesake label are the result of a certain unique, uncommonly frank and brilliantly outspoken perspective.
Marc continues to explore the beauty in the unexpected and convey the luxury that exists in the everyday. At the core of the company’s values is his belief that we are each the star of our own movie, and through the joy of the ritual of fashion, makeup and fragrance, we can help further define our individuality and personality.
For FW16, Clare Waight Keller uses the Chloé runway to tell the story of Anne-France Dautheville: a Frenchwoman who rode her motorbike solo from France across three continents to Iran in the 1970s. The air of nostalgia and romance is felt as strongly as ever in the dreamy dresses and global nomad-appropriate outerwear, while biker-inspired striped leather separates give a nod to this season’s muse. We’re head-over-heels for the bohemian prints and tactile embellishments that give the collection its vintage leanings. Finish your look by swinging one of the label’s signature bags over your shoulder as you head out on your own travels, near or far.
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