WTL Designer To Watch Alessandra Rich London

DESIGNER TO WATCH – MEET ALESSANDRA RICH

ALESSANDRA RICH

Over the past five years, Italian-born and London-based designer Alessandra Rich has taken the industry by storm. It is an exceptional story of an exceptional woman, who started her career in real estate to become one of today’s most desirable fashion designers.

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Luxury Nightwear

DESIGNER TO WATCH – MEET OLIVIA VON HALLE

OLIVIA VON HALLE

London-based luxury nightwear designer Olivia von Halle started off her career as a trend forecaster, working for the luxury industry and brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Lamborghini.

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Carin Wester

DESIGNER TO WATCH – MEET CARIN WESTER

CARIN WESTER

The Swedish-born and Stockholm-based fashion designer Carin Wester started her business in 2004 after working several years for Paul & Friends and H&M.

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Cessation

ARTIST TO WATCH – MEET CHRISTOPH STEPAN

CHRISTOPH STEPAN

Munich-born and -based artist and photographer Christoph Stepan has taken a detour before making his passion a profession. Instead of studying photography, he graduated with a MA in Economics and learned his profession the hard way – from scratch.

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Nick Fouquet

DESIGNER TO WATCH – MEET NICK FOUQUET

NICK FOUQUET

Meeting New York-born and Los Angeles-based hat maker Nick Fouquet makes one thought come to mind immediately: this guy probably was one of the cutest and most charming little trouble makers back at school. And it is not such a wild guess….

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Latex Couture

DESIGNER TO WATCH – MEET ATSUKO KUDO

ATSUKO KUDO

Japanese-born and London-based latex couture designer Atsuko Kudo is a pioneer in her field – she has staged the first entirely latex runway show in the world in NY as part of her fashion label premiere, with Crystal Renn walking the final look.

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SS14 Aperlai Campaign

LABEL TO WATCH – MEET APERLAI

APERLAI

Italian/Turkish-born and Paris-based shoe designer Alessandra Lanvin has launched one of the sexiest shoe brands of our time – Aperlaï. Alessandra, married to Hubert Lanvin, the grandson of couture designer Jeanne Lanvin, launched her brand in 2009 after having worked as a headhunter in the luxury industry for several years.

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Fortitude Winter 14

LABEL TO WATCH – MEET VIKTORIA + WOODS

VIKTORIA + WOODS

Australian fashion label VIKTORIA + WOODS was founded in 2005 by Margie Woods, who also runs the fashion agency ‘The Loft’ in Melbourne. After a short break away from running the label, Margie re-formed a partnership with Lisa Reynolds in 2010.

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Bathroom

ARCHITECT TO WATCH – MEET LUDOVICO LOMBARDI

LUDOVICO LOMBARDI

Italian-born and London-based world traveller, architect and designer Ludovico Lombardi has a pretty impressive track record since he graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the DRL Design Research Lab of the Architectural Association in London in 2008 after having previously studied in Italy at the Politecnico of Milan and in England at the Bartlett.

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DESIGNER TO WATCH – MEET SHANA

SHANA

American-born and London-based designer Shana Seligson founded her accessories label in 2004 after graduating form Central Saint Martins School. Since then her jewel-like creations have become the red carpet favorite among celebrities and jet-setters.

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