With his unique use of exotic skins and elegant silhouettes, Alexandre Birman has proven himself over the years as one of the foremost luxury shoe designers in the world. Since the brand’s founding in 2008, Alexandre Birman has secured distribution in more than 200 stores including Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Harvey Nichols and sales of approximately 50,000 pairs per year. Alexandre’s history is rich in Brazilian culture and design - his family’s shoe business allowed him to watch master artisans at work throughout his childhood, lending him a unique sensibility and understanding of the process from start to finish that is unparalleled. He is a member of the CFDA and was named one of the Top 10 Designers to Watch by Footwear News. Celebrity fans include Kate Hudson, Zoe Saldana, Leighton Meester, Brooklyn Decker and Gisele Bundchen among others.case study
Barneys New York is an American chain of luxury department stores headquartered in New York City. The chain owns flagship stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, and Chicago.case study
Daniela Villegas hand crafted pieces are all one of a kind. Born in Mexico City, Villegas was drawn to jewelry as a young girl watching her grandmother, an avid jewelry collector, get dressed for every occasion. Now based in Los Angeles, CA, Villegas draws inspiration from nature. Her daily life is a constant blur of colors, which can be seen in her designs. Using only the finest materials - 18 karat gold in every color, precious and semi-precious stones with natural elements like feathers, porcupine quills and insects – Villegas’ designs are produced in Los Angeles. Daniela Villegas is available at Kirna Zabete, Ikram, The Alchemist, Net-a-porter and other luxury boutiques around the world.
Elena Ghisellini's obsessive aesthetic research, combined with the practically and ultra-modern style of her creations, are inspired by an intelligent elegant woman, efficient and demanding while at the same time ultra-feminine, a super-practical, modern traveler devoid of nostalgia. Elena knows that the bag is one of these objects that best disclose a woman’s innate charm. So it has to be astonishing..
Jo de e Mer is a luxury swimwear label by former fashion editor Amalia Spinardi. Spinardi had been a bikini enthusiast all her life and launched Jo de Mer in 2004 shortly after the birth of her son Joseph, from which the name Jo de Mer is derived.
Jo de Mer has been featured in American Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, WWD and W among others. Model and celebrity fans include Anne Hathaway, Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen, Isabeli Fontana and Alessandra Ambrosio . Jo de Mer operates from one flagships in Sao Paulo, and is sold in prestigious stores such as Colette, Saks Fifth Avenue, Aerin, California Sunshine and Nancy Meyer.
Ana Sophia, creative director of her eponymous line Sophia Kah was born in Portugal, and is now based in London. Her collection consists of romantic yet modern frocks for all occasions.
Lace, the designer’s favorite fabric, is of the finest quality and used to delicately sculpt the female body.
Beyonce, Keira Knightley, Natalie Dormer and others are already big fans of the brand that is available for purchase at Barney’s.
THE SINESIA KAROL COLLECTIONS ARE INSPIRED BY the designer PERSONAL LIFE, PAST experiences AND IMPECCABLE TASTE IN COUTURE FASHION.
The brand pays CLOSE ATTENTION TO ONLY THE FINEST QUALITIES OF LYCRA, SILKS AND CHIFFONS,..” IN ADDITION TO USING THE FINEST FABRICS, SINESIA KAROL IS KNOWN FOR HER PRECISION IN THE FIT AND CUT OF THE SWIMWEAR.
THE COLLECTION IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT BERGDORF GOODMAN, AND SPECIALTY BOUTIQUES INCLUDING NANCY MEYER, UNDER THE BOARDWALK, THE THENNARY, BEACH FOLLY SILVER CREEK, OPHELIA AND GAOLI.
This celebrated pasticceria and confetteria became the meeting place for the local intelligentsia, whether beginning their day with Sant Ambroeus’s legendary cappuccino and cornetto, savoring panini at lunch, or spending their evening enjoying refined cuisine in the restaurant’s elegant dining room.case study
Sabine Ghanem is a young London-based fine jewelry designer who draws her inspiration from a rich mix of Eastern and Western cultures that reflect the world in which she grew up. Spending time in Beirut, Lebanon and Geneva, Switzerland, she then moved to New York City to study diamond grading and jewelry design at the Gemological Institute in America. Sabine’s designs are chic and timeless, flavored with 12th century inspiration and modern elegance. At the root of Sabine’s aesthetic and philosophy is jewelry with a story – passed on through generations and remaining personal to the wearer.
House of Lavande was established in Palm Beach, Florida in 2006 by jewelry connoisseur Tracy Smith, who is a household name in the vintage fashion and accessories realm. In 2012, after a decade of collecting vintage pieces, Smith launched her own designs inspired in part by elements of those exact pieces. The collection encompasses both subtle layering items as well as bold statement pieces, while always nodding to references from her vintage archive. The House of Lavande original collection is made in Florence, Italy.
Thalé Blanc is a line of elegant and exceptionally crafted handbags and clutches from designer Deborah Sawaf. Founded in 2010 and based in Los Angeles, Thalé Blanc fuses modern technique with traditional craftsmanship, exemplified by the use of sumptuous leather, exotic skins, plexi and resin. Passionately driven by art, Deborah’s inspirations range from the 1920’s to French Renaissance and Baroque, as well as exotic lands with rich histories of textile and ornament.
CRISTINA ORTIZ is a Milan-based fine jewelry designer whose eponymous line is inspired by the sea, sun and volcanic terrain that served as the backdrop to her childhood in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Graduating from the esteemed Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in Paris, Ortiz went on to leave her footprint in the fashion landscape by leading the design departments from luxury brands like Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and Lanvin. At the core of Ortiz’s designs are impeccable craftsmanship and whimsical glamour.