Launched in 2012 by Central Saint Martins trained Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding, palmer//harding is a designer brand specialising in the shirt. Through innovative pattern cutting and draping techniques, the duo create modern, exquisitely crafted shirts that bridge the line between wardrobe essential and modern statement.
Through their progressive design and ever evolving collections, palmer//harding have become synonymous with the shirt, often being referred to as “the shirt boys” by press and buyers.
The collection focuses on advanced contemporary priced shirts and shirt-dresses while complementing the seasonal offering with supporting categories (trousers, skirts, outerwear, knitwear etc).
The runway collection shown at LFW also allows the brand to experiment with directional construction and fabric manipulation of their signature button-downs, further cementing the brands position as leaders in designer shirting.
Cecilie Copenhagen creates clothing for women in unique designs and uncompromising quality. It is embedded in the DNA of the brand, to be curious and always on the lookout for new ways to surprise and innovate, even if it means going against the current.
Cecilie started as an all too familiar feeling, a night out with nothing to wear, a clothing crisis for our creative director Cecilie Jørgensen, sparked the idea that is now CECILIE Copenhagen. From that winter in 2011, a massive demand followed, and we have grown ever since. Spanning the entire globe from Browns in London to Parlour X in Sydney.
Mother of Pearl is a luxury womenswear brand that celebrates individuality and authenticity. Based in East London, the brand takes an often humorous approach to print and design; masculine silhouettes fused with luxe fabrications and feminine detailing define its DNA. Ultimately, Mother of Pearl creates clothing that strikes a balance between the casual and luxury: effortless fashion, which can be elevated to be special enough for any occasion.
Amy Powney was appointed Creative Director of Mother of Pearl in 2016 and went on to develop a complete range of ready-to-wear, handbags and accessories. Powney draws on references from her childhood in the North of England and is inspired by the strength and real femininity of the women who surrounded her, as well as the sportswear trends so prevalent throughout her teenage years in the 90s and early 2000s. Powney often looks to important social photographers and fashion photography from the same era to inform her designs.
Sustainability has been a lifelong passion of Powney’s and since being at the helm of brand she has been on a mission for Mother of Pearl to be ethically conscious in all that we do, journeying to find the best factories, suppliers and farmers who care about the planet and its inhabitants as much as us. To us, sustainability is a mindset and present throughout Mother of Pearl; our studio is a plastic bottle free zone, we use eco energy suppliers and have a package-free vegetarian lunch scheme made sourced from local organic produce.
After a three year mission of love we launched No Frills, a core and sustainable diffusion collection that forms your every day Mother of Pearl wardrobe. The line was born out of a project to try and create a product with a transparent supply chain, organic natural materials, social responsibility, respect to animals, a low carbon footprint and great quality. Named after the value supermarket line that was about creating the same foods and quality of ingredients as their more famous competitors, without the exotic packaging design or aggressive marketing.
No Frills is the beginning of our long term mindset to apply our learnings to the full Mother of Pearl collection. Our goal is for sustainable fashion to be the norm, not the exception.
The origin of Judith & Charles is a classic tale of girl meets boy, and another of life’s enduring themes; sometimes great things happen when you least expect them.
A chance meeting on a pristine Caribbean island - he a charming Frenchman with undeniable ”joie de vivre” and entrepreneurial spirit, and she a talented young Canadian woman with an instinctive eye for beauty in fashion that consists of both artistry and function, set the story of Judith & Charles in motion.
In 1984, with Montreal as the backdrop, Judith Richardson and Charles Le Pierrès embarked on a mission together to bring the well respected France-based Teen o, to Canada. Charles’ enthusiasm for growth and expansion, and Judith’s design experience allowed them to grow and integrate appropriate and exciting new Canadian elements into the impeccably crafted French collection. They soon built a steady following of loyal customers — women who wanted smart modern clothing to look and feel good in.
After nearly two decades, the narrative moved towards a new and inevitable chapter, the launch of their own line, Judith & Charles. In 2018, years after that chance meeting on a beach, their experiences, their strengths, and their ambitions take the stage as Judith & Charles.
Launching in February 2019, palmer//harding’s premier menswear collection will be sold exclusively through MatchesFashion.com for the first season. Comprised of 3 styles in distinct fabrications, the capsule collection of 9 shirts offer palmer//harding’s male fan base the opportunity to enjoy the same signature approach to shirting which has been worn by their female fans for the past 8 years.
For aw19 the duo take their twist on classic shirting fabrics and apply them to the easy but bold silhouettes they developed for spring. Included in this capsule range is a step into a romantic masculinity with print and satin twills in warm autumnal brass, brown and navy stripes which echo the women’s offering. Balancing the softness of these fluid fabrics, palmer//harding offer more traditionally masculine cotton shirtings in white poplin, sky blue pique, navy//aqua stripe and an ecru and olive reversible check. This directional yet understandable capsule offers the sartorial man a harmonious selection of shirts to add to his wardrobe.
PARDEN′s stands as a powerful combination between the italian heritage, particularly the apulian culture, and the modern, contemporary needs of the international fashion landscape.
The brand wishes to communicate a firm point of view on fashion nowadays, by expressing a sober yet modern aesthetic, dedicated to sophisticated, intellectual women.
PARDEN′s focuses on defining a style instead of trends, a clever mix of typical italian artisanship and modern prints and silhouettes.
Greek born, michail (mik-ha-el) graduated with honors from Central Saint Martins in London and learned his craft working with British designers such as Matthew Williamson, Julian McDonald and Alexander McQueen then move to Los Angeles to become design director for Max Azria runway.
Happy Sheep is a concept brand conceived to link two worlds that never met before: Cashmere and a rebellious mind.
Since its creation the brand always had its own distinctive features, both stylistically and commercially creating sweaters made with the finest cashmere, the thinnest cotton and the most luxurious blends.
Handcrafted with a creative direction based upon colors and evocative patterns, mixed together into a modernist aesthetic we aim to give to each of our sweaters an easygoing quality, evocative patterns, mixed together into a modernist aesthetic that becomes our identity manifest. The result of this work is a collection that appears varied and cohesive as a box of chocolates.
Our style is for the ones who don’t take themselves too seriously and we are seriously committed to demonstrate that. Be part of our flock, it might be the best way to stand out from the crowd!
A “passe-par-tout” luxury offer that is able to enhance the expressive potential of its clients and contribute to their well-being.
A real, intrinsically sensual woman, with an intense life. Selective, casual, ironic, engaged in the exploration of her rich and multifaceted personality. Equipped with a strong sense of autonomy combined with high sensitivity.
Free, happy in her skin - peaceful - and aware of wanting and being able to choose the best. Curated, cultured, refined and capable of perceiving and appreciating the value of quality. Ageless, because of her open approach and interest to the outside world. Able to appreciate the value of time and intimacy while maintaining a dynamic and cosmopolitan style. A woman who knows how to be: sensitive, communicative and satisfied.
The Italian excellency of artisan know-how. An elegant and effortlessly fun style reinforced through original and unexpected touches, that convert the pieces to objects of desire. A selection of fine fabrics and materials combined with highly perfected details. The art of handmade and the ability to interpret the continuous changing fashion trends translating them into products that are destined to last over time. A perfect fit for a feeling of ease and spontaneity. The mix and match and versatility of the pieces act as the strength of the collection and are recognized as value for money: a “passe-par-tout” luxury.
Stable classics are transformed into objects of desire : perfect vestibility, everyday ease with the use of special materials translated into unique pieces.
Zoe Karssen is an Amsterdam-based fashion house, bringing easy-to-wear tops and bottoms with outspoken graphics, mixing rock & roll aesthetics with pop culture references, this signature style has quickly gained the likes of a loyal following from Beyoncé to Kate Moss, to name but a few. Since its launch in 2010 by design duo Zoe and Quince Karssen, the label has gradually evolved into a full ready to wear collection consisting of a wide range of tee shirts, sweatshirts, knits, bottoms, jackets and a high-end denim line. Besides their popular graphics and slogans, Zoe Karssen now also offers a line of basics, catering to the markets need for luxury basics with the perfect fit, made from high-quality materials.
Montelliana was born in 1965 in the area of Montebelluna, the undisputed home of the sports shoes. In 50 years, Montelliana has assumed a great deal of experience in the footwear sector, basing its commitment to continuous investment in research, in order to give the customer always a high quality product. The Montelliana 1965 shoes are made by taking up the ancient craft traditions of this area, with types of processing that have shaped the history, combined with the use of sought and current leathers. This mix definitely succeded gives a modern look to the product, while maintaining strong and durable structures like those of the past.
The manufacture of Montelliana 1965 takes a long time and is very difficult. It require lot of passion, commitment and professional work, from cutting to assembly, from leather tanning to fine stitching. The result is of the highest quality for a product Made in Italy, elegant, natural and attentive to the health of the foot.
A key factor of Montelliana 1965 is that the shoes are made with natural materials not polluting, characterised by shoe upper in leather made though vegetable sewing without chrome, the anatomic insole, hygienic and breathable, made with natural fibres and the water based glues.
DOLAN - Born out of a love for global textile arts, Dolan crafts socially responsible, casual luxury apparel while fostering community amongst creative makers. Los Angeles-based creative director Jodie Dolan founded her eponymous collection in 2004 to create an effortless, modern woman’s wardrobe inspired by eclectic travel finds. Through sourcing natural and sustainable textiles and partnering with skilled artisans, each of Dolan’s beautiful, feminine, and easy-to-wear pieces are infused with handmade craftsmanship. Dolan’s designs have graced the racks of retail stores worldwide including Anthropologie, Barney’s, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Today, Dolan hopes to revive the act of gathering to celebrate artistic expression, share knowledge, and reimagine actionable change to improve our communities. We believe that through the power of shared human experience and mindful living, we can collectively transform the world for the better.