Ms couture label embodies feminine fineries of lingerie, corsetry, torselettes, nightgowns, nightrobes, hosiery, slippers (with heels of course) and caplettes. The creative essence is old world decadence and beauty encapsulating venetian courtesans v’s bond girls with a flight of alice in wonderland fantasia. It’s not about the bondage girl – it’s all about the bond girl. Luxurious collections are marked with whimsical tales of butterfly kisses, garden of eden, enchanted forest, ice queen, punk baroque, femme fatale, bed of roses, winter wonderland...the world of fashion and lingerie and infused. Detail beautifully handcrafted. Goddesses beautifully adorned...
Crafted from the vivid dreams of its inspiring Founder and Designer, Rafia Helal Bin Drai, Mauzan was born in 1990 in the United Arab Emirates. The Mauzan fashion creations speak to women and celebrate the Abaya and Sheila as powerful expressions of a woman’s individuality. The contemporary custom-made designs display a graceful femininity and comfort that empower the woman with inner confidence.
Mauzan comprises of three signature collections: Mauzan, Mauzan Exclusive and Miss Mauzan. Mauzan remains one of the main lines with bespoke and prêt-a-porter styling, individuality and sophisticated elegance. Mauzan Exclusive creates haute couture and limited edition pieces. Miss Mauzan was developed as a casual line for our younger clientele.
The company employs over 150 highly skilled people in its factory. The Mauzan brand has 5 retail shops: one in Abu Dhabi, two in Al Ain and two in Dubai with another major opening on the way, which is a part of the five-year expansion plan of the company.
KATARINA GREY is a luxury fashion brand for women, inspired by a passion for couture and innovation; striving to create unique garments that combine cutting-edge design, allure, and femininity with attention to detail and impeccable quality. Katarina Grey’s couture designs are geared towards women who have an innate sense of style and a preference for bold, fearless fashion choices. Aspiring to revive the finest couture techniques from past eras, Katarina Grey is fervent about the savoir-faire of her expert seamstresses who take pride in delivering spectacular handwork that adds exclusivity and value to each of the garments produced.
The integration of exquisite fabrics and the finest materials with meticulous fit and superb handcrafted fabrication is the cornerstone of Katarina Grey’s success.
Originally based in Dublin, but now in the heart of London, Paul Costelloe’s fashion house has developed into a family run business and he continues to be at the helm of his own collections. The Paul Costelloe label was expanded to the UK in the early 1990s and with it, a new label; Paul Costelloe Dressage. By 1994, the business was established enough to have a flagship store in the prestigious Knightsbridge area of London. The Paul Costelloe name is now well known throughout Ireland, the UK and abroad, with his clothing seen in retailers such as House of Fraser and John Lewis. The number of stand-alone stores has also seen a boom with shops appearing in all the major cities of the UK including Edinburgh, Manchester and Cardiff. In 2000, Costelloe went into partnership with Signature Brands which specialised in the management and development of top fashion brands but this association ended in 2011 and since then Costelloe has been developing his exciting designs independently.
London Fashion Week has been an intrinsic part of Paul Costelloe ladies wear. He has presented his Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter catwalk collections at London Fashion Week every season for the last 15 years, and has opened the week for the last 6 seasons due to the consistent flare his shows bring. According to the fashion industry journal Drapers, Costelloe's “staying power is beyond dispute” (Mirza, 2008.) The models he has used include Jerry Hall, Caprice and Jodie Kidd.
Carlos Vigil has been in the High Fashion industry for over 28 years, focusing mainly in Haute Couture evening dresses and wedding gowns. He is the founder and Head Designer of Atelier Carlos Vigil, a family ran business, where Carlos, along with his three daughters, Cinthia Vigil, co-creator and co-designer of the collections, Lisseth Vigil, designer of shoes and handbags and Vanessa Vigil, designing jewellery and accessories, creates a comprehensive one-stop-shop experience for all of his clientele. He’s designed for thousands of women from all over the world who gladly travel to Peru to have Carlos make their dream gowns.
Robert Abi Nader
Robert Abi Nader who has been dubbed the "king of Middle Eastern haute couture", dresses a number of princesses, actresses, singers, jet setters, and some of the most refined dignitaries worldwide with his creations. He is nothing short of a fashion globe trotter with a clientele spreading across the four corners of the globe, from Paris to New York, Russia, Japan, China, the Middle East, and the Gulf. Some of his fervent followers include Catherine Deneuve, Amanda Lear, Patricia Kaas, Sophie Marceau, Helene Segara, Celine Dion, Monica Belluci, Penelope Cruz, Sharon Stone, Mona Ayoub, as well as numerous royalties and first ladies around the world.
Royalties along with numerous celebrities have commissioned Robert Abi Nader to produce private fashion shows and exclusive gowns for them. Robert Abi Nader has even refurbished private jet sets for wealthy tycoons adding his magical couture touch to their interiors.
His designs strike an almost unattainable balance between two contradictory states whimsicality and boldness for the woman who stands apart from the crowd, high on her femininity and confident in her attitude. They cater to the modern woman on the move, comfortable to wear yet exquisitely put together and oozing femininity through the use of delicate and noble fabrics and elaborate designs that flaunt the body’s curves.
Yumi Katsura Paris
As a pioneer of bridal fashion, Yumi Katsura is always at the forefront of the wedding fashion industry. She continues to realize dreams of the wedding through worldwide bridal events and is known as a "Missionary of Bridal".
Yumi Katsura has one directly-managed shop in Paris, France and a showroom in New York, USA. There are 3 directly-managed shops and 75 franchisees in total at present in Japan. Various brand licensees are 34 in total in Japan.
She staged bridal collection shows throughout Japan as well as in foreign locations such as New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Barcelona, Monaco, Moscow, Bucharest, Singapore, Jakarta, Bombay, New Delhi, Honolulu, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Haiyang, New Delhi, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh
Ziad Nakad is known for his strong sense of detail and his ability to highlight women's beauty and silhouette. Since he launched his fashion house, he has successfully attracted discerning clientele who value unique designs and materials. Ziad Nakad's designs are typified by their classy soul, potent femininity, and attention to the tiniest detail. Distinctive cuts come together with a creative mix of materials and colors to bring to life designs that truly reflect women's personalities. Each piece is a celebration of simplicity and sophisticated details. This is all made possible by the man behind the designs: Ziad Nakad.
Born in Lebanon, Ziad Nakad has had a passion for fashion since he was a child. He loved to sketch and to put together striking yet flattering outfits for his family. He knew this was his calling in life and in 1997 he transformed his dream into a career by launching his first fashion show. That show, and every subsequent show, has seen top international models showcase his designs on the catwalk. 2001 marked another milestone in Ziad Nakad's career with his debut on the international fashion scene and participation in prominent shows in Milano and Cannes.
Today Ziad Nakad is a recognized name in Lebanon, the MENA region and the world. Keen to reach out to women who like clothes with dramatic flair and timeless femininity, Ziad Nakad has several lines that meet different needs: bridal, couture, prêt-a-porter, accessories, and ZN, a prêt-a-porter line.
Bettie Page Clothing
From a very young age, Tatyana have had a passion for fashion, design and particularly for timeless 1950's era style. Bettie Page Clothing was born from her desire to create high quality, modern dresses and clothing that hearken back to the golden age of American glamour and fashion. We have been extremely pleased with the feedback we've received from our customers over the past couple of years and look forward to continuing to make fun and beautiful dresses, clothing, art and accessories.
The company Arav Fashion was incorporated in 2002 with the SILVIAN HEACH project, the result of a clear and ambitious idea shared by the two founding partners: Mena Marano and Giuseppe Ammaturo.
The acronym ARAV derives from the initials of the names the partners most love, those of their children Ammaturo Rossana and Ammaturo Vittorio, a choice that resulted from a desire for continuity and the importance they attribute to family values.
Their strong professional and private understanding immediately revealed the true heart and soul of the brand which gives it inspiration: tenacity, passion, attention to women's shopping desires and a relentless curiosity for fashion.
This is the most authentic heart and soul of SILVIAN HEACH: the will to make a great dream come true, with motivation, enthusiasm and an attitude that responds rapidly to change, always and in all circumstances.
The strong communicative power of the collections, the elegance of their styles and extraordinary managerial competitiveness are the basis of the incredible development of the ARAV FASHION GROUP in Italy and abroad.
The brands can now be found in the main cities and shopping centres in over 16 countries worldwide, thanks to a qualified distribution network, including flagship stores, franchising stores, multi-brands, corners and shops in shops.
Chula is a Spanish fashion brand created by the designer Laura Fontán and the architect Diego Cortizas. Chula's approach is to produce its dresses - all individually handmade -as limited editions, and seek to create exclusivity by varying their colour, embroidery and geometric designs. Chula has developed a personal and unique style, distancing itself from catwalk trends in favour of connecting with a different kind of customer - one who wants to wear fresh new ideas. Chula's design philosophy focuses on creating one-of-a kind garments using bold colors and striking graphic patterns. Caringly handcrafted with 100% silk, each design is produced in limited quantity to ensure that each piece is a work art. Season after season, Chula Clothes do not follow the tyranny of trendy fashion, but prefer to set its own unique tempo apart.
Addy van den Krommenacker
Netherlands sensation Addy Fan Den Krommenacker was already known as a stylist for Dutch celebrities before launching his first collection in 2001. The celebrities he dressed have been proclaimed best-dressed women of the Netherlands several times. Addy shows his preference for lace and silk in every collection and he accentuates the female form. His collections are a tribute to women: class, timeless, and elegance are keywords for his collection. Julia Roberts has expressed her admiration for these dresses, and many celebrities have worn his creations during important television events. In July 2007 Van den Krommenacker presented his haute couture collection at the Alta Moda in Rome with enormous success. He received excellent reviews from the international press and received later that year 'The Look Of The Year' award in Taormina, Sicily for Best Foreign New Designer. In September that year he presented his first pret a porter collection during Milan Fashion week. His collection is already being sold in Istanbul, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Germany, Dubai and Russia.
The Danish designer Charlotte Sparre began her career selling hair accessories, and after a trip to Asia, she established a business creating silk scarves in 1993. The creation of unique and eye catching prints and colour combinations soon made Charlotte a successful and acknowledged designer. Through a 17 year career of design and production Charlotte Sparre has developed her collection of fashion clothes and accessories. Charlotte Sparre has also been displaying her Haute Couture collection in international fashion shows, with models such as Helena Christensen and Naomi Campbell.
Gottex, the iconic swimwear brand was established in 1956, and since it’s birth has always been associated with Quality, Fashionable and Glamorous après wear.
Since it’s creation Gottex has been, and still remains to be the key brand on retailer’s vendor matrixes, and is showcased at the Bryant park venue in New York as part of New York Fashion Week, for the Spring Summer Collections, where it is seen as a fashion leader in the Swimwear Business.
Since June 2009 Gottex has enjoyed new acclaim and a new generation of followers and critics, after Molly Grad, Creative Director of the Gottex group, joined the company.
Jaeger is a world-class, contemporary British fashion and lifestyle brand with a rich history and dynamic future built on womenswear, menswear and accessories. The brand was established in 1884 and was built around the benefits of wearing natural fibres such wool, alpaca, camel hair and cashmere; fabrics which are key in the brands designs today. Jaegar heritage of natural and luxury fabrics, unique graphics, cut, fit and design create the distinctive designs they are known for. With their history of innovative design Jaeger launched at London Fashion week in 2008, receiving great praise. They continue to show on the international runway, this year teaming up with Vodafone to offer customers exclusive access to their Spring 11 catwalk show.
Maia Samkharadze is the creative head of the Georgian fashion label MAICCO. The designer is well known in the fashion industry of her home country. The 47 year old couturier followed her passion â€“ fashion â€“ after she graduated from Tbilisi Medical School. She managed successfully different fashion boutiques and could now benefit from her experience for her own label. The Brand was established in 2010. After showcasing the collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion week in Berlin, Maicco already managed to dress some of the A-list celebrities on the red carpet.
Shiatzy Chen was founded on a “respect for tradition and modernity,” melding the two into new innovative designs and creations. Building a fashion empire inspired by traditional Chinese culture and modern aesthetics, Shiatzy Chen seeks to combine these elements with western craftsmanship into contemporary pieces, presenting a timeless classic look that will prevail through generations.
Established in 1978, Shiatzy Chen created the “New Look of China” through its fashion house in Taipei. Shiatzy Chen’s distinctive fashion label was born as the “New Look of China” produced innovative creations of timeless styling pieces interpreting eastern and western culture, history, and aesthetics.
Wang-Chen Tsai-Hsia, Creative Director and brand owner of Shiatzy Chen, demands flawless artistry in the collections. Through her dedication and arduous work ethic, Shiatzy Chen has evolved as an international fashion house who is an advocate of traditional Chinese culture and history. Wang-Chen Tsai-Hsia is determined to discover innovative designs by infusing them with new techniques.
Over the years, Shiatzy Chen was dedicated on the researching, innovating, and extracting Chinese and Western tailoring methodology and techniques. It has incorporated Chinese embroidery and brocade into its pieces creating unique and remarkable styles.
Shiatzy Chen has participated Paris Fashion Week since 2008, and aside from Taiwan, the brand has expanded to Hong Kong, Macau, China, Malaysia, France, and later Singapore and New York City. With over all 60+ stores opened globally, Shiatzy Chen will carry on the mission of bringing “Neo-Chinese Chic” into the world.
XO Fashion Studio
XO Fashion Studio began with the friendship of two aspiring graduates of famous Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Already Xsenia Runa and Olya Shishkina, design duo, the talent and creative force behind XO debuted their first collection ‘Staircase Wit’ at the SS 2012 London Fashion Week. Undeniably feminine, XO garments spellbind, turn and twist around the body, revealing and concealing. Full of air and modern elegance with the indulgent quality of fabrics, an introduction to XO clothing must begin, and end, with touch.
XO’s soft and flowing creations are filled with printed organic, yet abstract references; they reflect the aesthetics of 21st century fashion design, adopting sophisticated and experimental ‘zero waste’ pattern cutting techniques and neo-futurists state of the art technologies.
It is about the woman and the limitless amount of possibilities that she can account for in one single day. She can dance in any XO designs, because even the most body conscious garments are designed for movement.
For further information please contact:
T: +447713587730 Xsenia Runa | +447766057444 Olya Shishkina
9-17 Park Royal Business Centre | Park Royal Road | London | NW10 7LQ
Avtandil is the most popular Georgian designer from 1995. He is also known in European countries. His collections were shown not only in Tbilisi (capital of Georgia). He had a big success in Moscow Fashion Week, Russian Fashion Week, Kiev Fashion Week, Dubai Fashion Week, Athens Fashion Week and other. In 2010 Avtandil was presented in Paris (tea with Avtandil in hotel Bristol). The brand is presented in Paris show-room – MC2. He has his Fashion House "Avtandil" and stores not only in Georgia. At the end of 2008 he has launched his firs collection for kids.
Susana Bettencourt is from the Azores Islands of Portugal, where her passion for knitwear and traditional lace techniques were developed from early childhood. Relocating to London, to undertake a BA in Fashion Knitwear at Central Saint Martins, she continued to hone her knitwear and womenswear skills through an MA in Digital Fashion at London College of Fashion, graduating with a distinction in 2011. Here Susana translated her sculptural designs into the dimension of seamless knitwear.
Experimental collections using technology to create new fabrics and a passionate belief in future fashion technologies to create excellent craftsmanship are at the core of Susana Bettencourt's designs. Designs, which are synonymous with intricate knitwear, bold embellishment and accessories, have won Susana Bettencourt notable high profile fans including Radio 1xtra DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford & Lady Gaga.