Balenciaga is a French fashion house founded by Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. With a reputation as a couturier of uncompromising standards, he was referred to as “the master of us all” by Christian Dior. His bubble skirts and feminine, yet ultra-modern shapes were trademarks of the house. Balenciaga opened his first boutique in San Sebastián, Spain in 1918, and established his Paris couture house on Avenue George V in August 1937. Within two years, the French press lauded him as a revolutionary and his designs were highly sought-after.
Launched in July 2009 Annoushka is a fine jewellery collection created by Annoushka Ducas. Annoushka is the driving force behind this exciting new collection that perfectly captures the mood of the moment by bringing a new dimension of freedom and self-expression to the world of fine jewellery.
The Annoushka launch collections are the culmination of Annoushka’s lifelong obsession with the timeless romance and sensual magic of jewels, brought together in designs which exude an irreverent sense of fun. Almost all the collections are designed in 18ct gold, using an array of precious and semi-precious stones.
French designer Anne Fontaine is the creator of the ultimate white shirt.
For Anne Fontaine, fashion is, above all else, a matter of style, harmony and natural elegance. In her perpetual quest to achieve the balance of yin and yang, each season she gives new form to elegance, while always being firmly grounded in the idea of daily pleasure. As such she particularly favours Pima cotton poplin, grown in Peru, which offers optimal comfort.
A true tribute to femininity, she adapts her creations to suit all personalities and a multitude of occasions.
Over the years, she has made the white shirt into a wardrobe essential for every woman, of the same order as the little black dress.
The Anne Fontaine House has grown into a comprehensive brand, offering a complete wardrobe with the shirt as the centerpiece, as well as developing an accessories line.
In 1975 Giorgio Armani founded his company in Milan. Since then, he has established his name as a world leader in fashion and accessory design with his brands Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans. His style is synonymous with luxury and contemporary elegance, modernity, and sophistication, as expressed also in his interior design and home accessory brand Armani Home.
AllSaints is a global, digital, contemporary brand with an independent spirit. Headquartered in East London, the company designs full collections of womenswear, menswear and accessories. AllSaints is obsessed with building a business model for the future, putting brand experience and the customer at the core of everything they do. AllSaints curates every aspect of the brand experience in-house, from store design and construction to the global web platform.
Founded in 1987, Anya Hindmarch has grown into a global brand with more than 45 stores including flagships in New York, London and Tokyo. Known for blending wit and creativity with the finest craftsmanship and innovative leatherwork techniques. Anya Hindmarch was the first accessories brand to hold an on-schedule London Fashion Week show and has also launched the Sticker Shop, a collection of leather stickers that can be used to create your own personal artwork.
Alexander McQueen shows are known for their emotional power and raw energy, as well as the romantic but determinedly contemporary nature of the collections. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, fluidity and severity. An openly emotional and even passionate viewpoint is realised with a profound respect and influence for the arts and crafts tradition. McQueen’s collections combine an in-depth working knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, fine workmanship and the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing.