where Mountains Meet is a New York-based womenswear collection that champions the responsible sourcing of materials and local production in New York’s historic garment district. With a passion for artisanal craftsmanship and a commitment to our industry’s best practices, we uphold quality craftsmanship and bring conscious and conscientious design to life.
Designers Genevieve Saylak and Corissa Santos met in 2008 and launched their collection in 2015. Their shared experience in the advanced contemporary market informs their interest in developing a design-driven collection using eclectic, bespoke textiles, modern silhouettes and sophisticated detailing. Fabrics women know and love come to life anew in freshly interpreted wardrobe staples with versatile styling.
Artisan partnerships are cherished pillars of the brand. Through collaborations with craftsmen and women from India, Guatemala and Bolivia, the designers strive to support the livelihood and promote the traditions of these culturally rich, skilled communities. By utilizing these handmade fabrics, knitwear and trims in their collections Saylak and Santos tell dynamic stories each season. Fusing artisan craftsmanship and modern sportswear sets a new standard of luxury.
The name of the collection is evocative of the designers’ love of nature and close ties to the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountains. It was derived from prose of 19th century artist and writer William Blake who once mused:
“Great things are done where men and mountains meet.
This is not done by jostling in the street.”
As creatives, Santos and Saylak’s partnership is a merging of minds and visions, and their collection the fruit of that collaboration. As designers, they are proudly committed to being the standard bearers for a more mindful and responsible generation of designers.
Established in 2013 by Paola Masperi, Mayamiko is a collection of clothing, accessories and home wares , ethically made in Malawi fusing together contemporary design with traditional African techniques.
Stand out from the fashion crowd in our fashion forward looks in stylish and bold traditional African printed cotton, known locally as chitenje, as well as other unique fabrics from neighbouring African countries, all sourced at the local market. We also have beautiful batik and dip dye cotton, hand dyed especially for us by Dominic a local craftsman! And we also have Rebirth, our fully up-cycled capsule collection, giving a whole new life to pre-loved reclaimed fabrics.
We believe that ethical production should not compromise the quality and design of the product, rather it adds to its exquisiteness and value. We produce high quality, luxury ethical goods that are unique to the market.
We believe in bringing back timeless classics using only natural fabrics.
Focusing on design, craftsmanship and working with a slow fashion philosophy.
SUNAD is a play on masculinity and femininity through form and color. Evoking the free spirit of the wind in the desert, the sun, the dunes, the history...
ALL OUR SHIRTS ARE DESIGNED AND ETHICALLY MADE IN SPAIN
USING ONLY 100% NATURAL FIBRES!
Rachelle Jim was trained as a civil engineer and an architect, but she had chosen to fulfill her childhood ambition of becoming a fashion designer.
She started her eponymous fashion label in 2005 and had gradually developed a signature expression with emphasis on form, construction and texture.
Her aim is to establish the brand as a premier creative designer label from Shanghai, with a subtle and unique appeal to discerning taste.
Mya Rose is a luxury womenswear brand founded and designed by Claire Riley. Having gained experience at luxury brands including Bora Aksu and Chris Liu, then spending a number of years designing at Temperley London, Claire left London to start a family in her home county of Devon.
Passionate about both her family and design, she took the opportunity to embrace both, and embark on the dream of building a luxurious fashion brand from the idyllic countryside setting she loves.
Bringing a wealth of industry experience, Claire works to combine modern, contemporary design with a flattering and sophisticated femininity. Aimed at women with an interest in contemporary design and a desire to stand out in a way that’s both expressive and elegant, Mya Rose is a brand that crafts every piece with design, quality and luxury in mind. Each item makes a statement and every aspect is considered before being realised in luxurious fabrics and with a fastidious attention to detail.
ALAMA is a culture-to-wear label created by our team of skilled women artisans, who were united by their will to promote the legacy of the Maasai tribe of Tanzania through hand-crafted bead jewelry that is designed for women and men who wish to support their culture and sustainable design.
Our jewelry brand is empowered by the non-governmental organization Africa Amini Alama– a charity which improves the living conditions of the Maasai and Meru tribes of Tanzania by providing them with free health care and social help, as well as free educational programs. In addition, the NGO invests into GMO-free agricultural production and sustainable tourism projects which are managed by the Maasai themselves.
Each ALAMA artisan is continuously supported with a higher revenue generated through the direct purchase of their jewelry by our brand and through the provision of work tools adapted to the quality requirements of the luxury industry. In a second phase, the NGO is directly supported through the revenues generated through our sales online and in selected multi-brand stores.
Committed to both cultural heritage and sustainability, ALAMA's jewelry collection grows organically, with unique and handmade statement pieces, instead of seasonal offerings, and with a zero waste policy. Our women artisans work only with locally sourced leather, as well as recycled plastic and glass beads that they purchase from local markets. When you wear ALAMA, you can be sure that your jewelry was made with respect for people, animals and the planet.
Anne Black is a Copenhagen based ceramicist who´s career evolves around her devotion to applied arts & craftsmanship. Her excitement of working hands-on with the clay were initially inspired by studying ancient Chinese porcelain in school. After graduating from the design school in 1996, she worked in various collective pottery workshops in Copenhagen, creating her porcelain objects, which combine Scandinavian design and craftsmanship, into functional handmade porcelain pieces.
In 2005 Anne transformed her pottery skills and workshop into a development project, when she created a ceramic factory, in the north of Vietnam, together with Mrs. Hang (Vietnamese). There she had the chance to work closely with skilled artisans with whom she exchanged ideas, knowledge and inspiration.
The facility initially received support from the Danish aid organisation Danida and has over the years matured into a socially sustainable factory with more than 50 artisans, who produce Anne´s porcelain, with meticulous skill, by hand, day by day.
While given access, to clean working environment, insurances, health programmes and increased economic opportunity, these artisans, at the same time, preserve treasured traditions of craftsmanship in Bat Trang, a famous village in Vietnam, known for its history within ceramics.
2013 was another transforming year for Anne Black, when she added her Copenhagen based concept store black. There she curated a selection of international high-end brands, within fashion, furniture and design accessories together with her own lines of handmade porcelain.
Anne who is also a mother of 3 kids, lives just a few blocks from her Copenhagen based shop. Her favorite spot is the workshop, where she creates new objects. She has long ago joined forces with her husband Jesper Moseholm creating a small family business in Denmark, with an international reach. And in Vietnam, she is a member of the Hang family, and the 7th generation producing porcelain in Bat Trang.
Ronen Chen is one of Israel’s premier women's wear designers with over 20 years of fashion industry experience and great success in retail and wholesale markets worldwide.
In 1986, after graduating from high school and completing his military service, Ronen Chen began his studies at the Shankar College of engineering and design. By his third year, he was creating designer garments and selling them from his home.
Upon graduation, he was hired by fellow Israeli fashion designer Gideon Oberson. Just a few years later, in 1993, Ronen Chen founded his eponymous fashion brand and opened his first boutique store on Shenkin Street, in one of Tel Aviv's premiere shopping areas.
Ronen Chen currently has 18 retail stores in Israel and a growing international presence, selling to over 300 independent boutiques throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Scandinavia.
In 2012, Ronen Chen launched an e-commerce site in the US, and was finally able to offer the entire collection to his American customer base.
Ronen Chen the brand
Ronen Chen proposes a minimalist and sophisticated label inspired by his love of architecture.
His clothes are clean and understated, while being fashionable and wearable. Ronen tends to work with monochromatic and neutral colors with geometrical patterns and shapes, complementing a woman’s shape and style.
When designing a collection Ronen doesn’t start by sketching on paper, rather he drapes fabric over a mannequin in his studio and lets the fabric lead him. The clothes emerge organically and when the design is ready, it’s worn by one of his studio employees to ensure that the style is comfortable, as well as stylish and flattering.
Indeed, the most common feedback that Ronen receives from his customers is that they feel the clothes were made with them in mind and specifically designed for their own shape and need.
Ronen Chen fills a gap in the market of women looking for excellent quality designer fashion at a mid-range price point. His customer is the same all over the world; a woman who looks for comfort, style, and understated individuality.
Luu Anh Tuan, a leading Hungarian fashion designer of Vietnamese origin, started his own brand, ANH TUAN in Budapest in 2006. In 2008 at Fashion Awards Hungary, he was given the ‘Young designer of the Year’ award, an award by the trade in recognition of his accomplishments.
In order to draw inspiration for work, the young designer has travelled across Europe and the Far East learning cultural crossovers. Then he spent a semester at London College of Fashion, finally returned to Hungary and made his first collection of women wear.
As a result of the success of the fashion show in Budapest, he was invited to the Prague and Zagreb Fashion Week; gaining popularity at both events.
His SS/2009 collection presented during the New York Fashion Week, his AW/2010-11 succesfully presented at the London Fashion Week his Houte Couture Collection at DEP Fashion Show in Hanoi, Vietnam last year.
ANH TUAN’ s characteristic leather scale shield was in nearly all mayor cities of Europe (Helsinki, Berlin, London) with exhibition ‘TasteMOMEnts’ the aim of which is to present the most progressive actors of contemporary Hungarian design.
The uniformity of ANH TUAN apparels and bags evolve from the unique use of textures and fabrics developed by the designer, which has become his handmade trademark. His collections of contrasts embody luxury.
The designer often applies forgotten craftsman techniques which he combines with modern ones. The special combination of leather and fabrics is finished off with metal accessories.
Anh Tuan designs two collections per year annually which are available in his Budapest showroom as well as in several boutiques.
His works regularly appear on the pages of international glossy and subculture magazines (Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Joy, The Room, ELLE, ELLE dekor, Pool, InStyle )
DANSHAN is an emerging menswear brand made up of a woman, Dan, from China and a man, Shan, from Hong Kong.
After graduating from the womenswear design course at Central Saint Martins in 2012, the pair worked in fashion before deciding to start their own labels and focus on their own observations of the way gender dynamics are changing and how this relates to fashion.
COMME MOI “Like Me” is a young designer label, founded and operated by China’s most famous super model – Lv Yan in 2013. Lv Yan has her reasons to name the brand “Like Me”.
As a Chinese girl who stepped out of the country from a small remote village of Jiang Xi, she miraculously made her way to the international fashion metropolis, Paris. Lv Yan represents the contemporary generation of Chinese youth – hard-working, determined, willing to learn and modest as always. Even though she has already accomplished great success in her modeling career, Lv Yan is not satisfied. She chooses to challenge herself and start from scratch by creating her own fashion brand COMME MOI.
Lv Yan believes that since she can obtain today’s success with tireless efforts, then every other girl who dares to start from zero can make it as well! The idea of “COMME MOI” was rooted in her inspirational story and fearless spirit.
Beulah London is a luxury fashion brand based on British design, heritage and the empowerment of women. Over the last five years Beulah has gained international acclaim as a luxury fashion brand with a social conscience, which has inspired some of the world’s most influential women to wear the label.
As a quintessentially British brand, Beulah London primarily designs effortlessly elegant occasion and day to evening wear for chic, cosmopolitan and spirited women.
Founded in 2010 by Natasha Rufus Isaacs and Lavinia Brennan, Beulah London was born out of a desire to design and produce beautiful clothes that empower and inspire the women who wear them, whilst being committed to raising awareness of the plight of women trapped by human slavery.
By supporting us on our journey you are impacting a beautiful change somewhere else in the world– we like to think of it as our ‘butterfly effect’. The Beulah effect comes alive through every purchase you make.
Helen Moore is a British designer with a love of fashion and a commitment to British manufacturing. Her passion has driven the brand for over 30 years and the company continues to design, make and distribute everything from their own factory in North Devon, England.
Helen Moore is a family run business, dedicated to ensuring it remains true to the same values it has held since the beginning.
Each Helen Moore faux fur accessory has been designed and made in England by a dedicated team, who firmly believe in quality and attention to detail. Every cut is considered, every stitch concise.
Luxury faux fur, designed and made in England since 1982.
Visit the website: www.helenmoore.com
Pop-art meets whimsical ideas: a style that is celebrated by stars such as Gwen Stefani and Rihanna. The Creative Director from fashion house Moschino is about to launch a second collaboration with CYBEX. The tagline for this collection could not have been chosen more adequately ...
Your work for CYBEX is childfriendly but not childlike, how do you walk the line?
I think »whimsical« is a great adjective to describe my design as it captures your imagination, always with sprinkles of the unexpected!
Do you adopt an alternative mindset when working for children?
Honestly, I approach each design the same way: how can I make it better? How can I make it unique? How can I make it visually clear that it comes from me?
Has the discipline of designing in the children sector had any influence on your fashion work?
The influence has been in the other direction — I have tried to bring my high fashion designs into a world that is for a child.
Your last collection for CYBEX was a circus tent of colour, this one is black and gold. What is the direction?
I wanted to show a contrast from the colourful and graphic first season stroller set and pull ideas from a different part of my design vocabulary. This time I decided to do a rendition of my iconic wings in gold. The wings have a soft deco feel, and curve as well as volume, which make them look almost plush. I felt the perfect way for these wings to shine was to pair them with black — and just let all the details in the stroller, like the spokes of the wheels, go gold, so the gold can really sing!
Wings feature in a lot of your work, including the critically-acclaimed Adidas by Jeremy Scott collection. What was your original inspiration for the wings?
I’ve done wings in so many variations over so many years. From the very start of my collections there have been wing-like elements, from dresses and bustiers to jeans and, of course, my wing shoes. Freedom is what I express most: the wings are the ultimate expression that anything and everything is possible!
What is it about your wings that have caught the popular imagination?
I would say it is because they are whimsical and unexpected at the same time — an iconic element of our consciousness.
You have used the slogan »Adults Suck Then You Are One« for your adult collections. Tell us more about your idea here.
It’s a famous quote from the Great American Philosopher: Bart Simpson.
Is there really no place like home?
Yes it is true there is no place like home, as Dorothy says in »The Wizard of Oz«. But I’m from Kansas City, Missouri — Dorothy was from our neighbour state, Kansas.
Your strollers and baby carriers are a beautiful matte black with shiny gold details. What would be a perfectly matching outfit for the parent?
All black everything — with gold jewelry!
What product would you most like to design, perhaps in partnership with CYBEX?
A robot stork that really does fly, carrying your baby to you just like in the olden-day cartoons.
What advice do you give to new parents to keep their style as they juggle careers, relationships and parenthood?
Wipe and wear« is a way for people to stay stylish with babies.
CYBEX founder Martin Pos has built the company into a world leader in just ten years, how does his kind of energy move you?
Martin’s enthusiasm and passion for creating the best, most stylish and coolest products are, for sure, the reasons I chose to work with CYBEX again.
Courtesy of Cybex
Allbirds was created with a vision to do things differently.
SIMPLICITY IN DESIGN
We think less is more, which is why we don’t include unnecessary logos or detailing. Instead, we designed the simplest, most comfortable shoe we could, using premium natural materials, without the premium price.
CONFIDENCE IN COMFORT
Slipping on a pair of Allbirds is a treat. Try our shoes for 30 days, and if you aren’t completely over the moon, we’ll take them back -- no questions asked.
MADE FROM THE WORLD AROUND US
The footwear industry often overlooks Mother Nature’s innovative materials in favor of cheaper, synthetic alternatives. We think it’s time to change that.
IN VIA DELLE PERLE WE ARE HAPPY TO SPEAK ANY LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD, BUT WE ARE DEFINITELY BETTER IN OUR OWN LANGUAGE, MADE IN ITALY.
WE HAVE A RICH AND REFINED VOCABULARY THAT CAN ONLY BE FULLY EXPRESSED THROUGH OUR ENTIRELY ITALIAN-MADE PRODUCTS.
IN VIA DELLE PERLE WE TALK ENTHUSIASTICALLY ABOUT HOW WE CHOOSE EVERY DETAIL, HOW CAREFULLY WE STUDY THE COMBINATIONS OF TEXTILES AND COLOURS, HOW WE BUILD AND CREATE OUR COLLECTIONS, BEAUTIFUL TO BEHOLD AND WEAR.
IN VIA DELLE PERLE WE LOVE THINKING OF OUR WOMEN, THOSE LADIES WHO KNOW HOW TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN PERSONAL STYLE.
TOGETHER WITH OUR WOMEN, WE CREATE AND DISCOVER LINES, PROPORTIONS AND DRESSABILITY, ALWAYS PERFECT, USING THE INGREDIENTS WE KNOW BEST: FEMININITY, TASTE, COMFORT AND CONTEMPORARY DESIGN.
VIA DELLE PERLE
HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE BYWORD FOR FEMININITY AND COMFORT.
TIGER OF SWEDEN WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1903. THEN REDEFINED IN 1993. NOW WE ARE EVOLVING.
Maki Oh is a womenswear brand that fuses traditional African techniques with detailed contemporary construction. Founded by Maki Osakwe in 2010, the Maki Oh design ethos challenges prevailing notions of beauty and analyses cultural norms through a womanist lens. The brand is centred in a strong sense of identity and culture, creating narrative pieces that function as direct channels of communication. The Maki Oh vision extends beyond physical beauty to a textured, layered, and three-dimensional aesthetic, embodying the philosophies of sustainability, preservation, strength and complex simplicity.
Maki Oh has been worn by Mrs. Michelle Obama, Lupita N'yongo, Solange Knowles, Leelee Sobieski, Alek Wek, Thandie Newton, Azaelia Banks and more. The brand has shown it's collections during NYFW and has been featured in Vogue Magazine, WWD, New York Times , The Wall Street Journal, Business of Fashion, W Magazine, New York Magazine, The Financial Times, Forbes, Elle Magazine, Interview Magazine, The Fader, Glamour, Paper Magazine, Nylon, and many others.
In 2014, Maki Oh was invited to the White House as one of Mrs. Michelle Obama's favourite designers, along with Diane Von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Public School and more. Maki Oh was the first and only Africa-based designer to be invited to the White House. Maki Oh was also one of two Africans to become a finalist in the first LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.
Maison Labiche is above all the history of a team, Of three complementary personalities gathered around a common will: Propose beautiful products, timeless and realized with know-how. Strengthened by their respective experiences and their common aesthetic sensibility; Jenny, architect of the image, Jean-Baptiste, ambitious entrepreneur and Marie, Creative emeritus are working together to develop a house with a soul and personality.
Music lovers can now have the perfect audio experience wherever they go with state-of-the-art headsets and earphones.
Marking the first collaboration of fashion house Dior Homme and German audio manufacturer Sennheiser, a new stylish yet functional crossover audio series allows you enjoy music in style.
To provide the perfect audio experience for music lovers at home or on the go, the collection, available worldwide and just unveiled in Hong Kong, features kits in four themes, including the Home, the Travel, the Daily and the Pocket Solution.
Wired and wireless headsets and earphones are protected inside specially designed matching leather storage or bags to cater to the user’s needs.
Courtesy - South China Morning Post
Our journey began in 2014, with a mission to create our personal dream shoe, one that would accompany us on any quest and adapt to any situation.
So we went straight to the source—the heart of Italy—where craftspeople have been perfecting the art of handmade shoes for hundreds of years.
We were thorough. We visited 34 factories before we found the one that mirrored our vision for Koio, in the gorgeous coastal village of Civitanova.
What emerged from this partnership were shoes that truly fused the artistry of luxury with the ready-for-anything ethos of modern city life. We knew the shoes would speak to a generation of people who recognized the distinction between quality and excess, and that—like us—eschewed traditional paths in favor of forging their own.
Constructed with the finest calf-skin leathers and hand-finished with unrivaled attention to detail, Koio products truly embody the spirit of their inception: they are ready for any journey—whether it’s the streets of a foreign city or an unexplored road home.
Stutterheim creates beautiful yet functional rainwear in the highest quality. All coats are handmade using the finest craftsmanship and are characterized by simplicity, functionality and timeless design.
MELANCHOLY AND CREATIVITY
Feeling blue inspires creativity. What if August Strindberg, Ingmar Bergman, Karin Boye and hundreds of other famous Swedish artists had felt happy all the time? Would they have produced their fantastic work? No. Being melancholic is an essential part of being a human being. If we try too hard to get rid of melancholy it’s almost like we’re settling for a half-life. To embrace melancholy is ultimately to embrace joy.
Melancholy shouldn’t be confused with depression. Melancholy is an active state. When we’re melancholic, we feel uneasy with the way things are, the status quo, the conventions of our society. We yearn for a deeper, richer relationship with the world. And in that yearning, we’re forced to explore the potential within ourselves – a potential we might not have explored if we were simply content. Through our melancholy we come up with new ways of seeing the world and new ways of being in the world. Melancholy and creativity go together like ebony and ivory on a piano.
Let’s embrace Swedish melancholy.
Embracing rain is a good start.
Frangipani is a family
Our people are likeminded, free spirited and fun. We like to travel, to experience and most of all we like to live every day to the full. Our brand is a way of life and we like to keep to our roots. No fancy frills. Just vibrant colour and quality cotton shirts.
Frangipani founders, Clem and Benny Wilmot, are a husband and wife team from London. In 2009, they packed up their jobs and their home and hit the road. They were on a long awaited honeymoon that would change their path forever. It was the extraordinary cultures of Asia and South America that inspired the first collection of Frangipani shirts. The couple wanted to create shirts to live in. Shirts that would take you from beach to bar adding colour & style along the way.
Now with two young boys the family continues to create and to be inspired by nature, culture and the core things that make us happy. Friends, fun and lots of colour.
Our shirts are unique, just like you.
A light-weight cotton that when saturated with our vibrant colour-ways is perfect for any occasion and utterly wearable. Speaking from experience we know that not every day is a slim line day, so we have devoted much time to perfecting the fit of our shirts so they flatter and feel good too. Go ahead and have that beer. Our shirts are fitted on the side but loose round the middle. They are timeless, even if we aren’t!
No matter what your age or size, there is a Frangipani shirt for everyone.
Frangipani – Shirts to Live in