With softer temperatures and a laid-back spirit, the end of summer usually brings special events such as weddings, parties or ceremonies. To help you find the perfect piece for those happenings, this season we included new designers like Emilia Wickstead or Roland Mouret — personalities acclaimed for their feminine, sophisticated and discreetly luxurious designs.
Born in New Zealand and raised in Milan, Emilia Wickstead opened her business at the age of 24, after graduating from the prestigious Central Saint Martins. Following in the footsteps of her mother (who directed a bespoke service in Auckland) the designer began by inviting friends and family to buy made-to-measure pieces in her flat.
Her work and remarkable talent led her to show at London Fashion Week in 2012, elevating an impeccable career. Today, Emilia Wickstead's modern silhouettes, use of colour and combination of traditional and contemporary techniques delight women all over the world, with clients including Samantha Cameron and Catherine Middleton.
Before debuting his first collection, Roland Mouret worked as a model, stylist and art director in Paris. With little academic training in fashion, his natural intuition and sensitivity led him to open his own company in 1997, which would be followed by iconic dresses such as the Galaxy, the Moon, or the Pigalle, as well as fantastic designs seen in the red carpet.
A fundamental part of the success of Roland Mouret relies on how the pieces sit on the body, intimate and sensual, revealing a confident woman. Blake Lively, Miranda Kerr or Victoria Beckham have proven this on countless occasions.
With the idea of becoming for dresses what Savile Row is for suits, London-based designer Daniela Karnuts founded Safiyaa with no formal training but an impeccable sensibility for timeless shapes and contemporary beauty.
Providing elements for an elevated, versatile wardrobe, Daniela Karnuts knows how to perfectly complement a woman's shape, adapting fluidly to the changing demands of her daily life. Safiyaa is synonymous with timeless elegance, dedication and passion. It is these inherent elements that make each piece unique, personal and luxurious.