The very heart of our business was formed upon our values of supporting non-profit missions of setting women and children free from anything that enslaves them; including human trafficking, abuse and violence. In the creation of all of our products, all of our labor is fair trade, made in the USA, right here in NYC, supporting single mothers, abused and trafficked victims and true industry artisans that handcraft our products locally.
Our materials are as sustainable and local whenever possible. We use the finest Italian leathers, all of which are semi-vegetable dyed by hand. They are very special, aged and distressed skins which are the highest quality available. We do our best to keep our collections as pure to the vision of sourcing local, and doing business with other ethical businesses that will support and employ women who have come out of life threatening circumstances.
Gina La Morte is a Celebrity Fashion Stylist turned Fashion Activist who wanted to use her fashion experience for good by helping women and children get saved and transformed out of the human trafficking trade. Known for her design esthetic of modern bohemianism La Morte's history in creating a socially conscious fashionable lifestyle for the modern woman began in 2008 when she was founder and Editor-in-Chief of Boho magazine. Boho was an award-winning publication that was founded on the principles of staying stylish while still living a sustainable and socially conscious life. La Morte's experience as a Celebrity Stylist for People Stylewatch, O the Oprah magazine, W magazine, MTV, CBS morning show, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and more have always supported her vision of fusing fashion and philanthropy. Her first fashion collection, TRADE by Gina La Morte is a continuation of that socially conscious story of combining her passion for giving back with her love of styling that can translate into what real woman want; to make a difference in the world and remain stylish while doing it.
Visit the Website: www.tradebyginalamorte.com
CHASITY SEREAL is a designer based in Houston, TX known for non-traditional wedding gowns, formal gowns, & prom dresses. Sereal started her business in 2009 with inspiration from the late Alexander McQueen.
Her first creative idea was to start with a sweet sixteen tutu dress inspired by colorful trends worn by top celebrities. Being self-taught, she consistently designed, learned quickly, and began to shift her vision and audience. Everyone such as photographers, models, and stylists began to see her determined, fearless and eccentric creativity in her designs. She believes that the Sereal experience is the beginning and end to every woman's dream.
Now, Sereal is continuously evolving and challenging the standards of high fashion and plans to be published in many more publications. She is always willing to work with new stylists and photographers and wishes for her gowns to be in film in the near future. With detailed creativity and inspiring designs, she hopes to grow each time she finishes a gown, furthering her success story.
Visit the Website: www.chasitysereal.com
Sheer creativity builds a bridge between the Invisible and the Visible. From the white canvas of the 8 imaginary cards, shapes and looks progressively appear. A new Inspiration gives way to a quest for renewal. Suddenly the abstract becomes tangible. And we continue writing our story. Yesterday and today mesh together and leads us toward a shining tomorrow for our brand.
From similarities between Nature and Mind forces emerge a world with infinite possibilities and endless interpretations. With the weightless softness of a dream catcher feather, the imagination will colour this wonderful journey we invite you to take on, through the Winter season 2017.
With enveloping appeal, this new collection reveals playful aspects in trompe-l’oeil, ensuring its magical harmony and the continuity of our dreams long into the future. Turn your life into a dream and make your dream come true... A highly-nuanced collection in which Nature and Mind forces mesh together to give life to creativity.
Through creativity, the invisible becomes visible…
Visit the Website: www.sarahpacini.com
Petriiski - Come and enter our world where fashion and art come together to define the Modern Person!
Petriiski is a fashion house encapsulating the style and eclectic roots of its founders, Vassil and Veronica Petriiski. The brand specializes in sophisticated evening and casual wear and accessories using bold patterns and textures to create unique pieces for its women and men collections. Founded in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1990, the label became famous for creating custom-made garments for the entertainment industry. In 1996, Petriiski expanded the brand launching a successful chain of boutiques across South Africa and later Malta.
Now based in London, Petriiski combines the classic silhouettes of the Twentieth Century with the sophisticated and modern edge of tomorrow using the finest materials and craftsmanship. Each collection reflects influences from the brand’s international roots and the fact that Vassil and Veronica have collaborated with designers from all over the world.
Creative Director (or Head Designer), Vassil Petriiski has been recognized for his contribution to the fashion industry and has won numerous awards including the Golden Needle, Crystal Egg, Ditter, Vanera and Young Designer of the Year.
Our Designer Clothing is unique and addressed exclusively to people with individual style, who enjoy life, love fashion and appreciates quality over quantity. In this age of hyper designer awareness, it's easy to get lost in the sea of sameness, this is where we see ourselves coming and going! It is through our contemporary designs that we can step apart from the crowd and be noticed for the individuals we are.
Our apparel is full of “spices” from all over the world as we had the opportunity to work in many different places, with many different people, all wonderful and special! We would love to share our experience with you and we guarantee you will enjoy it.
Our Clients are our Friends! The most treasured and inspiring prize we achieved! Come and enter our world where fashion and art come together to define the Modern Person!
The Petriiski Studio is based near Tower Bridge in the heart of London’s fashion district and provides the perfect setting to showcase the collection.
Visit the Website: www.petriiskifashion.com
Ivanka Hristova - multi-functional collections that can be worn in everyday environments, and yet still have a modern twist.
London based designer, Ivanka, founded the brand Ivanka Hristova in 2015.
Originally born in Bulgaria, Ivanka moved to London in 2003. In 2015, she graduated from University of East London. Following the success of her Graduate Collection in 2015, she continued developing and freelancing, alongside working on her first independent collection, SS17.
Her passion for textile and print development stands as her signature - avant-garde prints and hand embroidered textile techniques. Ivanka Hristova aims to develop a variety of shapes and textures, transformed into multi-functional collections that can be worn in everyday environments, and yet still have a modern twist.
Visit the Website: www.ivankahristova.co.uk
Puerto Rico Diseña features independent designers, makers, collectives and local brands that make up the island’s thriving creative community. Founded in 2013, our mission is to inspire people through design to choose local products and foster creative entrepreneurship.
We are inspired by people who do what they love and discovering new designers and products. We think small batch production and sustainability matter when it comes to design. We are driven by a big belief that this tiny island has some pretty outstanding people creating and innovating everyday and we want to share that with the world.
We started Puerto Rico Diseña for one simple reason, to make it easy for people to discover design and quality craftsmanship. Founded by Michelle Perez Kenderish, the idea for the site was inspired in 2013 through a collaboration with Marilu Purcell, Andrea Bauza, Melissa Ramos Borges and Auralis Herrero Lugo during FAD (Feria de Arte y Diseño) an art and design fair in San Juan, in an effort to document and share the work of some pretty outstanding local makers, designers and artists.
WHAT WE DO
We support design entrepreneurship by developing commercial platforms, concept stores, curating exhibitions, designing events and creating content that promotes local talent.
Visit the Website: www.puertoricodisena.com
Alex Vidal - creativity, quality, respect for traditions but at the same time keeping in mind the future.
Graduated in Fashion Design by Istituto Marangoni of Milan, Alex Vidal won in 2007 the Fashion Prize announced by Air Nostrum airlines, to design the uniforms of its assistants.
Alex Vidal introduced nine collections at VFW, his last collection showed at that Fashion Week obtained the prize to the Best Collection. These previous nine collections were the first step of an evolution towards into a new style that shows refined in FW2013/14 Collection, that will be the collection that defines the new way of the brand, reflection of the Alex Vidal´s personality.
Under these new premises in 2013 were launched FW2013/14 and SS14, and joined to the Alex Vidal Team, new externals work teams to sales area (Via Emilia Fashion Showroom) and press area (Show Me that).
Alex Vidal was one of the fifteen finalists of the prize Who´s On Next announced by VOGUE magazine.
Between 2013 and 2014 our points of sales in Spain increased until sixteen, and our strategy of internationalization, that began with the previous collections with stockists in Italy, Switzerland and Belgium, changes to Mid West with a new point of sale in Kuwait.
Visit the Website: www.alexvidal.com.es
Over the last six decades, design has become a core pillar of the Braun brand. The values of quality, functionality, clarity, longevity and timelessness have been integrated into an enduring design philosophy. Braun users identify with these values; for them, Braun watches, Braun clocks, and Braun calculators are long-term companions. In an age of prosperity and saturation, the benefit of fewer, better products has become self-evident.
As Braun sets out to create desirable, innovative products, their gaze looks forward into the future, whilst the design principles they use to achieve consistency, simplicity and clarity are firmly rooted in the brand’s unique design legacy.
Through the productions processes in the Prestige collection, where the BN0095 has been crafted from a single block of stainless steel, to the use of materials for the Full Ceramic Watch, innovation remains a central focus on the Braun brand.
There are few better examples of these enduring design principles than Braun timepieces. These watches, clocks, and calculators have been created as collections of engaging simplicity, where less becomes so much more.
Visit the Website: www.braun-clocks.com
MeMeMe - “We love South Africa and believe in building our fashion industry and country one dress at a time.”
MeMeMe is a much loved boutique and emporium that stocks the best of Ready to Wear South African designer clothing, accessories, shoes and handbags.
The company was started by award winning sculptor and fashion designer, Doreen Southwood in 2001, with the goal of establishing an accessible and independent fashion emporium for South African fashion designers.
Now in its 10th year and with two stores, the original in Cape Town and a branch in Johannesburg, Mememe is known for having carefully curated collections of some of South Africa’s leading designers that allow visitors to get lost in a world of total indulgence where it’s all about the individual and that very special moment of choosing a garment that expresses the ultimate me.
Visit the Website: www.mememe.co.za
Handloom. CANGIARI is characterised by its hand-woven fabrics: the ancient tradition of Calabrian weaving, originating from Hellenic and Byzantine culture, has been united with research and innovation to give life to our unique products and hand-sewed pieces. Thanks to the direct control of all the production chain, our clothes can be highly personalized.
Organic. All of CANGIARI’s fabrics and clothes are made from organic materials and colourings in order to respect both the ecosystem and the health of who wears them.
Ethical. The production chain are 100% made in Italy, made by the social cooperatives of GOEL Group, who pays attention to the weakest people and operates for the redemption of the territory.
Visit the Website: www.cangiari.it
KISUA is a unique African fashion brand that showcases our continent’s brightest design talent to the world. We create exclusive capsule collections in collaboration with African designers. KISUA is the only African fashion company with distribution centers on three continents - Africa, America and Europe; from where we service a global customer base.
Inspired by the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa, we blend traditional techniques and materials with a contemporary design aesthetic.
The result: we delight our customers with exquisite, top quality, contemporary African fashion. KISUA delivers beautiful African fashion pieces to the doors of women around the globe.
KISUA aims to provide a sustainable platform for African craftsmen and designers to access the international market. We fund designer collaborations through the KISUA Designer Fund, and provide financial support to African designers by paying a portion of every sale from collaborative collections directly to the designer.
We have established large scale manufacturing capabilities and overcome infrastructural hurdles to ensure the seamless delivery of African fashion to the world. With development, production and distribution taken care of by KISUA, the quality of every garment is guaranteed. The majority of our sourcing and production takes place in Africa.
Visit the Website: www.kisua.com
Khoman Room - today’s culture and its people coming together through art, design, language, humour, and fashion.
Khoman Room is a men’s lifestyle brand for contemporary streetwear based in NYC. With high quality materials and unique designs, our products bridge the gap in men’s fashion, going beyond the basics and uniform of current designer and contemporary streetwear.
As a company, we are incredibly involved in every part of the process, which also includes supporting emerging creatives and showcasing their talent through collaborations. Khoman Room is today’s culture and its people coming together through art, design, language, humour, and fashion.
Visit the Website: www.khomanroom.com
Ana Paula Pavan - Contemporary jewelry inspired by the rich colors of Brazilian gemstones and minimalist features of everyday life.
Graduated from GIA London, the designer has her work inspired by stories she was told, the rich colors of the Brazilian gemstones and the simple and minimalist features of everyday life, creating jewelry that can be worn at any occasion and that celebrate special moments.
---------------------------------------- "I can remember the first time I truly fell in love with jewelry. It was my 15th birthday and my grandmother gave me a ring as a present. A pearl in the center, surrounded by tiny diamonds, the most beautiful ring I had ever seen. But the best part was yet to come, everything changed with just one sentence: “Your grandfather gave it to me on my 15th birthday.” From that day on I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I wanted stories to be told through jewelry pieces and I wanted to be the one that helped people on this journey of storytelling. A wedding ring, a small pendant to celebrate the birth of a baby, a future family heirloom. That’s where I want to be. In the details, inside the process, designing the jewel and also designing its story, so the future generations can feel the same way I felt when I first touched that little piece of metal, pearl and stones that told a beautiful love story that day. I want to make every moment celebrated and passed through generations, keeping people connected. I hope I can keep telling stories and being inspired by them everyday."
Visit the Website: www.anapaulapavan.com.br
Julianna Fraccaro is a women's fashion brand that translates into tailoring the concepts of sophistication and versatility. With impeccable finish, contemporary style and striking personality offers the market a differentiated product with respect to raw materials and dedication in caring for the quality. We believes that in this way, the customer appreciates style and conscious consumption.
Visit the Website: www.juliannafraccaro.com.br
Mismo is the ultimate personal companion to the urban sophisticate. Whether Mismo is in your hand or your pocket, it’s always on the move, protecting your valuable personal belongings and facing the myriad challenges of a vibrant lifestyle. Mismo supports and accentuates individual style and personal expression across the spectrum, from laid-back to sophisticated.
Mismo represents straightforward, functional and durable design that showcases only what is strictly necessary - nothing more, nothing less. Behind our products is the philosophy that real luxury arises from the choices made - about what to subtract, and what should remain. The tactile qualities of the materials. And in the synergy created between aesthetics and function.
Firmly based in the Danish design tradition and appreciation for the values of classic craftsmanship, Mismo unites natural materials with simple yet refined details to create products of true style. Leather constitutes the backbone of our design, and only the best materials of premium quality are used. In Mismo bags, functionality and detail are meticulously harmonised with versatility and durability to strike exactly the right balance.
Mismo signifies contemporary chic that is rooted in the virtues of classic design. Mismo is the style-savvy choice with a unique patina that only grows more resplendent with the passage of time.
Visit the Website: www.mismo.dk
Known for its eyewear offerings in the early days, Han Kjøbenhavn quickly expanded to encompass a full line of men’s ready-to-wear. The clothing retains a penchant for adventurous design, without abandoning the brand’s keen sense of timelessness. Crafted for the Danish gentleman, the brand’s laurels are fundamentally tied with Danish design principles, down to the silhouettes and materials of each collection.
Visit the Website: www.hankjobenhavn.com
Anerkjendt is made for every geeky rock ‘n’ roller with a laid back lifestyle and a sense of fashion. The collections are making new statements every time and pushing a little to the boundaries of commercial fashion.
Easy to wear, fashion forward, clothes with an edgy twist and always with a sense of humour – that is the Anerkjendt signature!
Visit the Website: www.anerkjendt.com
TelmaDA is Jewelry and Design. It’s a story that tell´s a possible agregation of “my two worlds”, Design and Architecture. Always under a very unique and genuine perspective.
TelmaDa is a brand that combines architectural concepts with contemporary design. It is born basing itself on contemporary jewelry. The first intentions of creating this brand occurred in Rome where Telma worked as an architect…. When she returned to Porto, Portugal, her sketchbook was taken out of the drawer and thus the “IN” collection was developed for POP´s competition.
TelmaDa is born out of a one of a kind concept, seeking the use of industrial materials usually associated with construction, in the contemporary jewelry context. An innovative language that gives new value to non-noble materials in a unique and exclusive segment as that of jewelry. Designed for the contemporary woman, versatile, who likes and demands to be unique. We prime ourselves for the difference and uniqueness in the art of “well-being”, where each piece is handmade with love and dedication.
We produce unique and exclusive pieces. They are handmade in an irreverent and unique design, where its inspiration, even though it can come from any direction, has its main focus in architecture, in its volumetric expressions, with all its volumes and voids as well as the asymmetries that please us so much. As if the planning of a building would be present in such an element as a simple necklace.
Visit the Website: www.telmada.com
We dream of a fair trade world, where each can build an independent style out of the work of conscious individuals.
Noise Goods is a line of handcrafted accessories for those who reject the ordinary and disposable, and instead prefer to forge a solid friendship with simple, quality products. Carrying and cherishing what matters may be the best way to care for our environment and build an independent style.
We are passionate about solid craftsmanship, it make us unique. We select our materials for their durability, ageing qualities, and reduced impact on the environment. We found this combination in the artisanal industry of Portugal in the production of vegetable-tanned leather and burel woven.
Visit the Website: www.noisegoods.com
A barber and a shoemaker – both of them already grandfathers – are the inspiration behind the Weekend Barber brand established in Porto, in 2012.
Weekend Barber is an experimental atelier that conveys together know-how and design.
The choice of materials and graphic elements are utterly important since each collection is a capsule and has its own imaginary.
Entirely designed and produced in Portugal.
Visit the Website: www.weekendbarber.com
‘Kumann’ was a custom-made women’s wear studio founded in 1965 by EunHwan Oh.
As her business matured, in 1979, she launched her ready-to-wear brand, ‘OH EUN HWAN Boutique’, which is one of the well-respected designer brands in Korea.
In 2010, HyeJin Yoo began reviving the heritage of the studio, ‘Kumann’, as a new avant-garde brand. Rooted in her fine arts career, she began redeveloping a novel contemporary line focusing on imaginative shapes and structures to search for a new potentials of fabrication. Her innovative creation, one-of-a kind silhouettes engenders its own original characters to contribute its highest quality designs and workmanship for the brand ‘Kumann’.
An ethos of KUMANN, beyond post-modern era, has been redefined by HyeJin Yoo in a contemporary avant-garde by modernizing heritage of the brand and reconfiguring the images of the brand especially in focusing creative structure and sculptural details along with a search of new materials and fabrications.
Ready-to-wear collections of KUMANN YOO HYE JIN have been configured in an approach of half-couture with artistic concepts and forms beyond the trends. HyeJIn Yoo keeps experimenting on unique silhouettes and shapes in structured designs with inventive digital textile printing. Target group of the brand is fashion-conscious people in multi-age who place value on originality, creativity, and exclusiveness. And yet, designs are easy to wear and attractive to any occasion.
Visit the Website: www.kumann.com
THISISNON - INTERESTED IN IDEAS RATHER THAN TRENDS, WHO FIND BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY, AS WE INSISTENTLY DO.
THISISNON AIMS TO DESIGN CLOTHING THAT IS INDEPENDENT OF FASHION AND TRENDS. WE CAREEFULLY SELECT ONLY ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO BUILD BEAUTIFULLY MINIMAL SHAPES. OUR AIM IS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY ENCOURAGING TIMELESS, LONGLASTING DESIGN THAT CHALLENGES FASHION. WE BELIEVE THAT BUYING LESS AND SEEKING QUALITY RISES RESPECT FOR HUMAN WORK AND PLANETS RESOURCES. WE DEDICATE OUR WORK TO PEOPLE INTERESTED IN IDEAS RATHER THAN TRENDS, WHO FIND BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY, AS WE INSISTENTLY DO.
THE CLOTHES ARE PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN POLAND, WITH FULL RESPECT FOR HUMAN AND LABOUR RIGHTS.
Visit the Website: www.thisisnon.com
Growing up in Germany, my parents were always the epitome of style. My dad was a true innovator and he founded the very successful advertising agencies Team BBDO and later, Scholz & Friends.
My glamorous mum owned an American Folk Art gallery. I was surrounded by fantastic design whether it was my dad’s impeccable taste around our home or my mum’s to-die-for wardrobe.
My three older siblings and I all ended up working in creative professions.
At the age of 13 I was 6 feet tall and size 16, and as you can imagine it wasn’t easy to find clothes that weren’t meant for an unstylish woman much older than me, especially so in the 1980’s. I made a decision there and then that I would make clothes that would make me feel and look great and started sewing ; from an early age I was determined to change the plus-size industry!
During my late teens I started working as a plus size model and continued to experience a complete lack of fashion forward sexy plus size clothing. I saw a huge opportunity in the market and decided to study fashion design at the world renowned Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. Whilst studying I opened a small shop in Portobello market with a couple of my friends and started selling my own designs.
My big break came when American retail giant, Lane Bryant ordered from my first collection and went on to sell it in their top ten stores as a premium brand. The collaboration with Lane Bryant provided me with enough capital to move the design studio out of my living room and into my first office in Ladbroke Grove and the annascholz label was born.
I’ve always believed you shouldn’t hide behind clothes; you should feel proud of your body and accentuate your curves rather than cover them up. My designs are about femininity, glamour and confidence, I love luxurious fabrics and colour and have an affinity for retro prints and intricate embellishments. I believe in offering the luxury and originality of a designer brand to the plus size customer.
Being a plus size woman myself and having worked in the industry for over 20 years. I understand women’s bodies and I truly believe that style and happiness are not related to size.
I think it is amazing how the plus-size fashion industry has evolved in recent years and there are fantastic role models such as Ashley Graham changing the way curvier women see themselves.
I’ve been privileged enough to dress some amazing women from Adele and Ashley Graham to Aretha Franklin and Dawn French.
Over the years I have designed diffusion collections for Debenhams, Simply Be and currently I work with the German company ‘Sheego’. I have been stocked in some of the best stores around the world from Bloomingdales, Saks and Neiman Marcus to Harrods and Selfridges.
In 2016 after listening to our customers we made the decision to change our business and sell the annascholz collection exclusively on www.annascholz.com so that we can offer better priced designs, more frequently with 8 mini collections a year.
We always love hearing from our gorgeous customers – whether it’s because you want us to bring back a particular style or you want style advice, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to help in any way we can!
UMMOK represents the transforming experience one acquires through delving in the deep waters of the unknown world within. This process asks for complete surrender to the powerful forces of their psyche pulling them in and opening them up, reshaping everything they have ever perceived of their existence.
Established in 2015 taking its name from the Hebrew language, meaning Depth, UMMOK is a creative calling in the need to express powerful content studied in the past few years from the world of holistic psychotherapy, therefor it is inspired by the greatest thinkers in history which paint it in diverse colours and give it its unique attitude.
Each collection takes on a new face, encompassing different approaches to human psychology through textures, designs and details, externalising and mirroring this intimate exploration and allowing individuals to express their inner wisdom and their ideas through what they wear.
The UMMOK item tag is an upside-down triangle connected externally on the items, extending our minimalistic nature, representing the journey of traveling into the depths of our souls and coming out on the other end, transformed.
Visit the Website: www.ummok.com.au
Our story starts with a wallet. A wallet made for cash.
In the ever-evolving landscape of fashion and accessories, the wallet has remained remarkably unchanged for decades. Most are too thick, poorly constructed, expensive, or surprisingly, terrible at carrying cash.
But wallets should carry cash. Period. So with this in mind, we turned to the Kickstarter community to see if there was an appetite for what we believed to be a better wallet, the Minimalist™. We crafted an everyday essential that is sleek, simple and finely constructed — a perfect blend of design and function. And best of all, it’s designed around a CashStrap™ that’s made for cash.
WE'RE CAPSULE. NICE TO MEET YOU.
At Capsule, we thrive on challenging the design of products we use every day. Most are just good enough, but we think they should be better. In doing so, we hope to introduce you to a simpler way of living.
Welcome to our Capsule family.
Visit the Website: www.capsulewallets.com