Designers Suzie Hamer and fashion mogul Uri Harkham established Hark and Hammer in 2016. The collection is comprised of classic silhouettes with a "modern edge." Each print is one of a kind, and made from the finest Italian silk. Hark and Hammer uses the best of modern technology to reduce their personal environmental footprint. Hammer and Harkham take pride in supporting local companies and resources at hand. Therefore, each piece from Hark + Hammer is made in Los Angeles assisting local workers and supplies in the US.
2018 is around the corner! Let's look back at some of the biggest style trends of 2017.
Biggest trends of 2017 ...
2018 will bring new trends and we are ready! Can you predict what styles will hit the runways this upcoming year?!
1. Sneakers continue with even bolder styles, patterns, and embellishments.
2. Graphic tees/Pop Art Prints...real art on clothing (wearable artworks)
3. Bold patterns... including floral (think 70's)
4. Romantic whimsical silhouettes...lace, chiffon,...everything pretty.
5.) Sporty chic ensembles
Deborah and Karen will be leaving mid January for Paris... to scope out the hottest styles trending in Europe!
Keep an eye out for our new spring '18 arrivals filtering into Deborah Kent's now!
Herno was founded in 1948 in Lesa, Italy. The climate in this area is humid and damp...so the need for a well-made raincoat is in high demand. This was the beginning of Herno. Founded by Giuseppe Marenzi and his wife Alessandra Diana. The name comes from River Erno, which is the driving force behind this brand. It started as rain jackets for men...then women, and eventually diversified into cashmere coats, suits, and dresses.
The 4 E’s can describe Herno’s values...
Erno: the river that links the company to its origin
Ethics: because transparency is more than a value
Excellence: built on research and innovation
Ecological Sustainability: always looking toward the future
We are currently loving...
These shades are handmade in Italy using the highest quality materials. The brand name was derived from the Greek word Kyma, meaning wave...
"The KYme brand design is the graphic tale of its essence. The unstoppable expansion of a style wave, that keeps evolving and renewing. " (-kymesunglasses.com)
The designs stem from a vintage influence, and are reinterpreted in a contemporary way. Each pair is developed using great knowledge of optometry...stylish, and practical, these sunglasses are truly timeless pieces.
This ultra cool denim line is popular with traveling celebrities. Numerous celebs have been spotted in this comfortable, well fitting, and chic denim. The founder and CEO Mary Ellen Moschetti had three goals in mind while creating her company...Fashion, Fabric, and Fit. This denim has the perfect amount of stretch, and is designed to hold its shape. We can see why it's so popular for travel. As many of you prepare for Holiday traveling... take a look at how these celebrities stay fashionable and comfortable on the go go go!
Fall is here and Winter is right around the corner! Although temperatures don't change drastically here in Florida... this doesn't mean we can't keep up with seasonal trends. Small adjustments and variations to current winter trends can take your wardrobe from season to season...making the most of each piece in your closet!
These three items are staples, not only for this season... but for months to come!
1. White button down shirt-This piece will polish up any look. No matter your style, a great shirt is a necessity to complete a wardrobe.
2. Pleated skirt-In any color this skirt is chic...Try a neon bright color for an on trend bold look...or a neutral for a year-round staple.
3. Trench coat-This classic style is gracing runways around the world this season. Versatile and chic it can be worn for years to come.
We have said it before, and we will say it again...velvet is continuing to heat up as a year-round trend. Breaking all the "rules".... Velvet is no longer held for holiday or dressy occasions. It's a year-round day-to-day staple that can be dressed up or down, and is effortlessly transitional from season to season. Don't believe us? :)
Let's look at some of our favorite street style looks approved by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and the hottest style bloggers!
In store stunners!
With small adjustments can take you from day to night...Fall to Spring!
The beloved Arche shoes are back and better than ever. This brand has a loyal following for a reason. These incredibly fashionable shoes bring comfort without compromising on style. Each shoe is handcrafted in a region of France, near Paris, using natural materials for maximum comfort and durability. Each pair is water repellant and breathable to the foot, and specially crafted using maximum research. The company believes that black and brown do not always work with everything. Therefore, Arche offers a variety of colors that correspond with current fashion trends.
The pant suit is getting a fresh update this season. We are loving a laid-back look... pair your suit with a plain white teeshirt and sneakers. Who said the suit was only for the office? Try mixing it up with your favorite jeans and a tailored jacket. The options are endless this Fall. Mixing masculine silhouettes with feminine touches creates a dynamic ensemble that keeps things interesting.
Animal prints are all the rage this season. We love mixing prints for a bold chic look! Pairing multiple textures, and fabric weights creates a dynamic and interesting ensemble. We are seeing an abundance of leopard print this fall. Everything from cashmere sweaters, to pencil skirts... this print is touching every style!
Allude is headquartered in Lehel Munich. The brand was founded 20 years ago; and has expanded globally, being especially popular in Paris. Allude has been featured in numerous magazines including French Vogue, Elle, L'officiel, Madame Figaro, and Numèro. Allude's collection includes pullovers, coats, cardigans, pants, tops, dresses, trousers, and skirts.
“Our classics are so trendy they don’t look boring, and our trends are so classic they’re wearable.”-creative director Andrea Karg
Are you traveling throughout the Summer? Or do you jet set multiple times a year? ...
We have the ultimate style guide for your travels. Airports can be cold and hectic. It's hard to keep track of all belongings. These three looks are easy, comfortable, and full of style.
Parker Smith jeans was created in 2014 by CEO Mary Ellen Moschetti. Her main goal for this line was to create denim to fit all women regardless of shape or size. The backbone of this line is fit, fashion, and fabric. These three "f's" guide the creative process of Parker Smith. Mary wanted to develop well fitting jeans that are comfortable and stylish. The denim line is mainly composed of higher rise fits that enhance the shape of the women body. Today all of the Parker Smith denim is produced in LA, California... and Parker Smith continues to be lead by an entirely female team.
Ulla Johnson is the daughter of two archaeologists. She accompanied her parents on numerous worldly travels and became inspired by what she saw. She founded her line in 2000 shortly after she graduated from college. Her line "Ulla Johnson" began in a few directional boutiques in NYC, then with an endorsement from Barneys New York expanded world wide. The line has grown tremendously and can be found in boutiques and department stores throughout the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Ulla pays great attention to each detail and construction of her pieces. The foundation of each piece is "natural fibers, beautiful finishing, and ease of fit and form."..."custom prints, intricate embroiders, and fine tailoring, all of which have earned her a loyal and global customer base." Now, her line has expanded into a full product line including clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Johnny Was is known for using vibrant colors, mixing materials/textures, and embroidery. This bohemian inspired brand is made for the adventurer in all of us. Combining different fabrics creates interesting textures, and flowing draped silhouettes. The use of draping and vintage inspired fabric embody's the brand's identity of a sophisticated free spirit.
Two brothers are the mind and heart of this brand created in 1999. The name, which is a synonym of "new" in the English language, is a symbol of something about to be born. Each collection reflects this idea of experience and a lifelong journey. The brothers are inspired by their travels, and the colors and landscapes they encounter. The brand is known for their rich colors and bold patterns. The line is most known for their dresses, but create everything from structured coats and skirts, to soft tees and pants.
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.