Fashion Design

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10 Corso Como

Former fashion editor and publisher Carla Sozzani conceived 10 Corso Como as a virtual narrative. Using the gallery and bookshop as its core, Sozzani has structured a living magazine where editorial choices in food and fashion, music and art and lifestyle and design are constantly made by the visitor and customer as they engage across so many arenas of interest. People both in and beyond the art and fashion scene began to see in this concept something quite new and radical for retail and even more for presenting art in the same breath as style. The Italian sociologist Francesco Morace in 1991 coined for 10 Corso Como the term that would later become a standard marketing idea "concept shop". A way to join culture and commerce, 10 Corso Como multifunctional philosophy allows to present a unique blend of art, music, design, cuisine and culture from around the world to the world.

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21st Century Kilts

“One of the ten best independent shops in Edinburgh” - The Guardian. At 21 Century Kilts you can buy online ready to wear kilts, delivered from minimum 4 weeks; bespoke kilts, crafted in 6-8 weeks after your appointment; bespoke kilt suits, truly distinctive one-off designs in 12 weeks, appointment required. The use of original textiles, ranging from leather, gold and purple denim, camouflage, to pinstripe offer something different to those fond of this age old item.

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Agent (L')

L’Agent by Agent Provocateur is a lingerie collection co-designed by Penélope and Mónica Cruz with Agent Provocateur’s Creative Director Sarah Shotton. 'No detail has been left unattended and each piece is so thought-out from the carefully placed lace to the intricate embroidery', says Penélope Cruz. 'It is really important to us that our collection for L’Agent can be worn by every woman, of different shapes, sizes, and ages, so as you can see the collection is quite diverse. I feel like every season the collection gets stronger as we build up our identity as a brand'.

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Alexander Wang

Designer clothes and accessories. This American fashion designer is known for his urban designs. After designing a Fall 2008 collection using black as the predominant color,he designed his Spring 2009 collection using bright colors such as orange, dusty purple, aqua and hot pink. In the meantime he has reverted to using mainly black fabrics, and is often praised for exhibiting outstanding tailoring skills.

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A-Net Brands

Welcome to A-net Brands, the official online store for Tsumori Chisato, ZUCCa and Coat by Plantation for America, Europe and Oceania. A-net is a Japanese fashion and clothing group based in Tokyo, Japan. Home to many of top labels, A-net assembles several major brands and a wide selection of smaller, individual labels. A-net currently has more than 174 stores in Japan and 34 overseas outlets, including all of its major brands. The current company structure was founded in August of 1996. In addition to its own store locations, A-Net provides clothing to independent dealers and department store chains. Each brand is operated by its own respective lead designer and team. Currently, Tsumori Chisato, ZUCCa, and Coat by Plantation all have Paris showrooms and clothing sales represented by A-net Europe SA.

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Anna Veneti

Belongs to the new era of the Greek designers. Her love for fashion was the reason why she studied “Fashion Design” and started to become more professionally involved with it. In 2011, she created her first complete collection and in 2013 opened the ANNA VENETI atelier at the center of Glyfada (Grigoriou Lampraki 21 and Metaxa, 1st Floor), the absolute dressing hot spot of the South Suburbs and the best option for private shopping, allowing every woman with character and style to have unique items made exclusively for her at accessible prices. Anna Veneti loves the clear lines in her draws and always uses unique quality materials, giving particular attention to details. The collections are characterized by minimalist elegance and there is a lot of mix and match of the romantic with the feminine and the sexy element. Particularly fond of leather, which is processed in many ways, Ana Veneti creates pieces that fit perfectly any woman who knows how to impose only by her own personality.

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Annah Stretton

Founder of the Annah Stretton fashion label, a wildly successful New Zealand entrepreneur, author and speaker. With an online following of over 210,000, over 30 retail stores, 5 books and a strong business leadership programme under her belt, Annah frequently appears in the media and on stage discussing everything from entrepreneurialism, living fearlessly, females in the work force, right through to her philanthropic efforts which provide substantial support to a very wide range of charitable groups and organisations across New Zealand including RAW, her newest initiative, working with women and domestic violence . She has been the recipient of the coveted Veuve Clicquot Award and has an Order of Merit for services to fashion Business and community. In 2015 she was recognised as the EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Entrepreneur, designer, and business woman based in the Waikato, Annah Stretton has emerged from a background of wholesale mainstream garments to become a leading force in New Zealand-based fashion design. With continued substantial growth, Annah currently exports globally, and has established a sizeable CMT manufacturing base in China. With a platform of 25 throughout Australasia, this well-established vertical retailer has her global growth well under control.

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Antonio Marras

Born in Alghero, Sardinia. The island has always deeply influenced his aesthetic. His fashion debut was the result of a lucky chance. In 1987 a fashion house in Rome asked him to design a prêt-à-porter collection. Their invitation was due to his dual baggage of skills: cultural – Marras has always involved himself in every form of artistic/creative expression – and technical. The latter is based on his know-how of materials and forms which he developed within his family’s business of a number of shops they owned in Alghero. This combination of intellectual input and practical experience provided him with solid foundations on which to build his first, eponymous collection. In 1996 he was asked to present an haute couture show in Rome. The key elements of his style were already clear to see: the focus on craft techniques; Sardinia as a source of inspiration that is never reduced to folkloristic kitsch; the recurring theme of the ligazzio rubio (which in the Sardinian language means a “red thread”), which becomes a fully-fledged hallmark of his style. He debuts with his prêt-à-porter in March 1999 in Milan. The collection has all the elements of his poetics. There’s always a theme, red threads. Then the taste for elegant contrasts: burn marks on luxury fabrics, distressed gauzes and sumptuous embroidery, visible seams and brocades together with a perception of modernity, richly decorative elements on vintage clothes, mixtures of rich and poor, male and female, decoration and structure, form and function. In parallel with the collections, he continues to experiment through his Laboratorio and Serie Limitata ranges: not quite prêt-à-porter, not quite couture. Clothes made by hand in the Alghero designer’s big homestudioworkshop. Clothes that retain the allure of authenticity because only a few pieces exist and, at the same time, they may serve as the starting point for models included in the first line. In 2003 LVMH, the French luxury goods group, invites him to be the artistic director of the Kenzo fashion house, which will be Antonio’s travel companion for eight years, until 2011.The second line I’M ISOLA MARRAS is launched in May 2007, debuting with the 2008-2009 autumn/winter season. Not exactly a second line, rather a more accessible, decoded Marras world. Antonio establishes his headquarters in Milan. In all these years Marras made a fundamental choice, both sentimental and artistic: he never gives up living where he was born. From Alghero he travels to Milan and Paris, but it is always to Alghero that he returns in pursuit of creativity, inspiration and material for his expressive universe. His work as a stylist takes him all over the world, but he persists in living on Sardinia, aware as he is that the island gives him his energy. He lives in Alghero in a big home/workshop on a hill high over the sea. He shares his home with his family/tribe, who take an active part in his creative work.

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Araks

Lingerie line launched by Araks Yeramyan with the simple brief to make women feel beautiful, beginning with the most intimate of layers, nothing else comes closer next to skin: it’s the very first thing a woman slips on in the morning, and the last to come off at night. Born out of a love for art, design and colour, Araks is for the modern intelligent woman who has an eye and appreciation for the finer details but is understated in her approach to style, preferring to follow her own instincts rather than the diktats of everyone else around her. This sense of ease and effortless style rings through the Araks collections, which are designed and produced in New York with the finest Italian fabrics. The line-up comprises an arresting interplay of barely-there sheer layers spliced with interludes of unexpected colour and textures; Araks is a curation of delicate pieces, so dreamy it’s like wearing nothing at all. Araks Yeramyan, a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York and a former student of Central Saint Martins School in London has an innate understanding of design, painting, photography and silk screening – a unique skill set she applies to every collection. After graduating with a degree in fashion design and completing an internship at Marc Jacobs, she joined the design team at J.Crew before launching her eponymous lingerie collection in 2000, followed by swimwear in 2013. Araks lives in New York City and takes inspiration from the vibrant, pulsating beauty that surrounds her. Relaunched for Resort 2014, Araks Swim is inspired by the same aesthetic and attention to color and fit that defines her lingerie collection. With it’s bold color palatte and streamlined silhouettes, the collection reflects the same concept of effortless beauty upon which all of her work is based. Launched in 2000, based on the principle of effortless beauty, Araks’ lingerie creates a holistic experience of beauty and confidence starting with the most intimate and personal layer. The collection is characterized by a focus on color and rigorous attention to detail with the goal of creating comfortable, everyday luxury cotton underwear for women. Redefining the classics with a masculine play on femininity and a refined ease, Araks’ Ready to Wear collection launched in 2006. Know for its clean pointillist construction and modern finishing, the collection creates clothing that gives women the experience of beauty through its quiet manner and intimate attention to color, texture and detail.

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Black Milk

Australian clothing brand.

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Bohemian Rose Vintage

In-house London designed and made swimwear, fashion and jewellery. They use vintage materials and manufacture their own fabric in the UK to create a completely individual look whilst being on trend! Lovers of stretch fabrics and vintage cuts. Everything in their range made in extremely limited quantities. Their vintage pieces are hand selected with no wholesale or bulk buying.

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Charlotte Simone

British based designer Charlotte Beecham founded Charlotte Simone in 2011. Her passion for accessories sprung to life in Paris where she spent her freshman year of college. Inspired by the effortless style of Parisian women and their ability to build an outfit around a single accessory, Charlotte sought to reinvent the everyday scarf. An accessory still left untapped! Aware of this gap in the market, Charlotte designed the unique 'fur hood', an original design from in-house that has become her trademark piece. The fur hood is the ultimate winter accessory, fashioned by marrying the scarf and hood, it has become Charlotte Simone's signature scarf. Graduating from New York University in 2011, Charlotte launched her very first line straight out of college. Charlotte Simone aims to develop a variety of new shapes and textures with an ultimate focus on ‘reinventing the scarf’. The result is a multi functional collection comprised of fur, knits and woven fabrics. Please note that all fur is ethically sourced and Origin Assured. Additionally, all styles on site are available in faux fur. Charlotte’s creative drive and strong work ethic is the driving force behind this budding brand. Get fluffy!

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