MAKE-UP ARTIST TAHIRA SHARES HER PICK OF SUMMER STYLE ESSENTIALS
Championing slow fashion and preserving centuries-old techniques, APT work with artisan groups across ten countries to produce their exclusive collections.
Designed in New York City by Dana Arbib, A Peace Treaty incorporates exquisite artisanal details from far-flung places such as Pakistan, Turkey, and Peru.
Born in Tel Aviv and raised in Toronto, Arbib is influenced by her father's Libyan Jewish heritage and Roman upbringing. Dana is dedicated to discovering and preserving centuries-old craftsmanship techniques and knows exactly where to find the world’s most talented textile and jewelry masters, from the highest peaks of the Andes, to the Himalayan valleys, to the deserts of South Asia.
Committed to making desirable fashion for real women, designer Maria Cornejo counts Tilda Swinton, Cindy Sherman and First Lady Michelle Obama among her loyal following.
Since the beginning, and as a result of the company’s commitment to the local economy, the Zero + Maria Cornejo collection has been largely produced (70%) in the heart of New York City’s Garment District with the exception of a few categories, including shoes and handbags, which are made by small, independently owned factories in Italy. Dedicated to fostering a company ethos that is just as committed to its social impact as its environmental, Zero uses ecological and sustainable fabrics wherever possible. And as a company owned and run by women, the team continuously looks to develop special collaborations with women artisans around the world.
Meaning MAT(T)ERIAL and NATURE, Matt and Nat originally came to life in 1995, in beautiful Montreal. Passionate and in awe of the world that surrounds us, being inspired by MAT(T)erial and NATure means exploring the synergy between the two, the reflection of one on the other.
From the start, they have committed to not using leather or any other animal-based materials in their designs. Each season, they continue to explore new innovative ways to remain sustainable and eco-friendly. Over the years, Matt and Nat have experimented with different recycled materials such as recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber and cork. Since 2007, they have been committed to using linings only made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles and have recently introduced recycled bicycle tires to their collections.
Cadence London is a fine jewellery brand empowering women through symbolism and the beauty of anatomy and the human form. This collection is all about personal strength and fortitude. The backbone is such a metaphor for life--bending and twisting with the blows of life, yet acting as a scaffold to hold us strong, whilst protecting the connection to our vital nerves and inner sensitivity.
Wear this piece with pride and take strength from it’s beautiful form.
Dedicated to a carefully curated wardrobe of now, a modern interpretation of the life and challenges of women and men today Filippa K has over the last few years created a clean slate for itself, building the company structure of a curious and conscious brand that recognises innovative sustainability as its guide to growth.
With a holistic approach to business Filippa K is grounded in the energy of combining classic craftsmanship with modern knowledge. In the design, it can often be seen in the juxtaposition of tailoring and modern sportswear, each piece draped by designers in collaboration with seamstresses and pattern cutters. Textile developers research the future of fashion while sales and marketing explore ideas of leasing the collections in store and collecting the garments customers no longer desire to put them to renewal use rather than in landfills.