Native New Yorker, Sara Rossi, has always possessed an adventurous spirit and an affinity for spontaneity. After too many days filled with slipping shoulder straps and nights spent grasping at clutches, she knew there had to be a better way to carry her essentials. Beau & Ro was born out of Sara’s desire to liberate women’s hands without sacrificing style.
In December 2013, Beau & Ro launched its first collection of patent-pending belt bags that convert to clutches. Each of the bags is made in New York City. Sara takes great pride in American craftsmanship.
Since the original debut of its signature convertible belt bag, Beau & Ro has expanded into an all encompassing line where fashion meets function. The collection has grown to include a foldover clutch that can be worn as a crossbody or tote, a coin purse wristlet and a tote that transforms into a backpack.
In 2016, Sara Rossi opened The Skinny Dip on Nantucket where they sell not only Beau & Ro but 30+ emerging and established brands!
Visit the Website: https://beauandro.com
MONTROI sees nomadism as a cultural bridge, an educational tool, to connect, to grow, to learn through dialogue and shared experiences, becoming a nomad, ultimately leaving a more enlightened world for future generations.
The brand name MONTROI derives from a village in Europe, thought to be a part of the ancient Silk Route.
MONTROI aids those who enjoy the trip as much as the destination and choose nomadism as a lifestyle.
Visit the Website: http://www.montroi.com
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
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
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
“Reflecting the Egyptian spirit is the most important thing in my work. Our heritage is significant to the world so we need to be the first ones to showcase its beauty ” Sami Amin
Sami Amin is a self-taught designer and the founder of Sami Amin brand, one of the most prestigious authentic brands in town. His brand has been the strongest player in the Egyptian leather design market ever since its launch in 1997. Having been graduated from the faculty of fine arts helped him capitalize on his talent. His appreciation for arts was the catalyst for a strong designing career to last and his passion for crafting and drawing is so evident in each piece he decides to create.
Sami Amin collections are a blend of being elegant, ethnic and trendy. Being inspired by the Egyptian culture makes his products noticeable, mesmerizes the eyes of whoever sees it, and captures the heart of those who own it. Every collection holds a special story and every piece reflects the beauty around us intricately. He managed to impose brass as an inevitable component of every design and translate normal everyday life ethnic items into charming pieces of art.
Starting every collection is a journey rather than a process; his profound love for Egyptian culture and nature plays a pivotal role in being his main source of inspiration. He utilizes various cultural elements in his work which later translate into trend setter designs. His exceptional designs, unique choice of colors and high quality materials, coupled with his affinity to design are the reason behind the brand’s outstanding appeal.
His collections range includes bags, wallets, accessories, belts, shoes, and even furniture items. His favorite materials are real leather, brass, cottons and silver. His love for raw objects is evident even in the way the products are being displayed in his galleries. The designs, the logo, the galleries all induces an appreciation of raw materials reflecting a unique spirit that only Sami Amin brand owns.
Visit the Website: www.sami-amin.com
N’Damus London - emphasis on quality craftsmanship and the production of classic leather goods for women and men.
N’Damus London is a British accessories brand with an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and the production of classic leather goods for women and men.
The N’Damus London brand was founded by our designer in 2006. Her previous career in the biomedical science industry fueled her decision to passionately engage in learning the skills to develop practical and stylish accessory designs.
From her London home, she began creating bags to match her vast collection of shoes. Overtime, the brand has built a following of UK and international clients impressed by the brand’s range of styles and colour palette.
Our classic pieces are given names such as ‘Victoria’, ‘Regency’ and ‘Moorgate’ in reference to London’s heritage and infrastructure.
We focus on selecting quality materials for our elegant and enduring designs.
All leathers used are sourced from well respected Italian and Spanish tanneries.
All of our designs are produced in London. We continue to champion & support the handcrafting skills of our family run factory, who consistently maintain impeccable construction and precision with their work.
N’Damus London press coverage includes, GQ, Vogue, The Guardian, The Times, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and Marie-Claire.
Visit the Website: www.ndamus.com
Katharina Purkarthofer (*1992, Graz, Austria) graduated from Polimoda, Florence in June 2014. As a young and promising footwear & accessories designer she got selected for "Polimoda Talent" and had offers to kick off her career at Salvatore Ferragamo, Alexander Wang or Dolce & Gabbana. But she chose her very own path. Katharina focused on broaden her creative horizon and kept pushing her concepts forward.
Next stop: Milan. In October 2014 she attended the TFORTHREE contest and was one of seven winners that got signed by Italy's first fashion incubator and are now having one collection fully supported by the platform. She's currently in competition with six other designers to get her contract extended. The decision goes by the sales performance of their debut collections.
Visit the Website: www.katharinapurkarthofer.com
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 )
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