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