Is a Brazilian shoe company designed by Priscila Callegari. She questioned the fashion industry and wanted to push the shoe industry by creating handcrafted and comfortable shoes. She believed there was a way to "unite beauty and comfort." Sustainability and individuality are two aspects that hold great importance to Priscila. These values guide her designs, and are the backbone of her business moto of respecting the company identity and fostering diversity. She believes creativity and design act as a cohesive to bring people together and inspire "collective well-being."
Agnés Andree marguerite Troublé is one of the most renowned designers in France. Known simply as agnés b. in the fashion world, she has quietly grown her chic, everyday designs into an international brand.
"I want to make clothes that last a lifetime." -agnés b. (1973)
From the beginning she has created timeless pieces for every collection, defining her own style, while mixing the classic fashion codes with street wear. In 1975 she opened her first boutique, near Les Halles in Paris and began experimenting with men's wear inspired designs with a feminine touch. In 1983 "agnés b." expanded internationally with the opening of a shop in New York and expanded her product line including perfume, skin-care, shoes, maternity wear and handbags.
Today agnés b. is a global concern with shops in London, Amsterdam, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and New York...with future locations in Beijing and Shanghai.
We are thrilled to have a Pop-up Shop with agnés b. Oct. 31st-Nov. 5th 2016!
This brand is managed by sibling duo Giada and Paolo Forte. Giada is known to be the "heart and soul of the brand." She obtained her degree in knitwear and design at Nottingham Trent University, in England. She currently works as a designer in Paris and Italy. Paolo is known to be the "mind and spinal cord of the company." He studied economics for years, then decided to join the family knitwear business. The two siblings decided they wanted to collaborate together to create something that reflected their true essence. They wanted their brand to be known for having the personality of pure, essential, sincere, and filled with emotion. In 2002 the brand forte_forte was born. Filled with "timeless pieces, feminine and delicate." The pieces are created using the finest Italian fabrics and embellished with hand-made details. Every season tells a story of their ever evolving brand filled with Giada and Paolo's passion.
Our first featured designer of the season is Los Angeles designer, Raquel Allegra. Deborah discovered the designer while at market and was struck by the fabrication. "The fabric is delicious and has a relaxed sophistication. It's luxurious," says Deborah. She first wrote the line while in Paris for Spring 2016. Deborah continues to write new pieces from Raquel Allegra for the South Tampa store.
Raquel is a self taught designer who took her own path in the industry. After a month of design school she dropped out and began experimenting with recycled T's from the Los Angeles Prison System. Raquel Allegra is known for her deconstructed aesthetic. She uses shredding techniques and flirts with mixing textures. Her fabrics are luxurious and her designs have a cool and modern bohemian style. You can find the Raquel Allegra label sold in Barney's New York and internationally at select boutiques. This season's collection consists of soft silhouettes in washed tie-dye prints and silk dresses with shredded edges.
DEBORAH KENT'S LAUNCHES T-SHIRT COLLECTION THAT CHANGES LIVES
TAMPA CLOTHING BOUTIQUE AIDS FORMERLY INCARCERATED WOMEN IN A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE
By Andrea Romero on Dec 18, 2015
TAMPA- November 2015. Women's high-end clothing boutique, Deborah Kent's launches a collection of limited edition t-shirts to help give women just-out-of-prison a second chance at life.
Deborah Kent's is a local women's clothing boutique that was founded by Deborah Skyrms in 1980 in Tampa, Florida. The store has become a fashionable landmark within the Tampa Bay community. With a background in textiles, merchandising and design, owner Skyrms travels to New York, Paris, Milan and Los Angeles in search of designers whose vision embodies the essence of style.
Co-founder and CEO Fif Ghobadian of Road Twenty-Two, an urban clothing company based in San Francisco, reached out to Skyrms to share her latest, luxury t-shirt line and desire to give incarcerated women a second chance. Skyrms was inspired by the mission behind the t-shirt line and saw an opportunity to support local women in the Tampa Bay area by donating a portion of each t-shirt sale to the House of Hope. House of Hope is a local organization aiding women transitioning from prison to society. "Women are being given a hand-up so they don't fall back into a negative pattern," explains Skyrms. This cause has been something Skyrms has supported for several years and she is happy to find a new way to continue aiding those in need.
Road Twenty-Two t-shirts are offered in many styles and one for men, including stocking stuffers. All fabric, dying and printing is done in the USA. The designer t-shirts are created with signature accents including raw edges and silk-screened designs. The shirts are designed to be your everyday reach for that "effortless chic look."
During the month of December Deborah Kent's hosts it's annual Holiday Gift Bazaar, offering unique gift items for those on your holiday wish list and complimentary gift wrapping. This year the store is introducing something both meaningful and new to the collection, Road Twenty-Two designer t-shirts made from fine cotton fabrics. Both men and women can enjoy these luxury t-shirts while aiding women just-out-of-prison in starting a new life down a better road.
For more information, please contact Deborah Skyrms at firstname.lastname@example.org/813-259-1150 . To learn more about House of Hope visit www.hillsboroughhouseofhope.com.
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Carsten and Lenka Rundholz are the creative minds behind the German-based garments of Rundholz and Black Label. The team works out of a 200 year old farmhouse in rural west Germany, where they draw most of their inspiration from for their unique lines: Black Label, Dip and Mainline. Rundholz is designed for the individual and women who think for themselves. The duo experiment with shapes, structure and fabrics, creating truly unique and wearable clothing. The hallmark of the Black Label are its unconventional cuts, whimsical details and the scuptural qualities of the garments. Rundholz sets themselves apart with their "intelligently stylish" and innovative designs.
Danish fashion designer, Malene Birger was dubbed Copenhagen's "Queen of Fashion." She founded By malene Birger in 2003 based on her deep desire to encourage women to live the lives they truly want to live. Birger's clothing is created to resonate with modern women everywhere. Her luxury clothing line is both contemporary and modern, elegant and timeless. Marked by its clean lines, bold prints and impeccable quality, the brand continues to create stunning collections every season. Celebrities and fashion icons such as The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and Reese Witherspoon have worn pieces By Malene Birger. Birger has received numerous recognition in Europe as well as won numerous awards for her designs such as the Danish Design award in 2002 and the Scandinavian Design Award in 2005.