To celebrate International Women's Day this year on 8th March 2020, we thought we would highlight three of our favourite brands and the inspirational women designers behind them.
Naja Munthe the woman behind our favourite Danish brand Munthe
Her vision is to create a brand that never loses its relevance. From statement pieced to wardrobe staples.
With a mission to inspire women her motto is “for women, by women” As she says “I design clothes for women who work, run board meetings, go grocery shopping and navigates the streets by bicycle”
We love this season's collection. Inspired by a love of art and in particular Consantin Brancusi. Naja manages to achieve a blend of coolness, modernity and yet femininity in her designs which have been loved by all our customers.
Maya Junger founder and creative director at SET in her studio
Based in a bright loft style studio in Munich, founder and designer Maya Junger has a strong and particular vision for Set, the label that she founded in 2009.
A former corporate lawyer she gave up her profession to enter the family clothing business, founded in the 1950’s, when she failed to find the clothing that she wanted. Juggling a full time career alongside four children she understands the pressures of a modern professional woman’s lifestyle.
"I take my inspiration from the world around me, a cosmopolitan woman who travels yet also appreciates the craft of vintage pieces whilst embracing modernity. “ says Maya
The collection successfully blends traditional tailoring with soft feminine prints.
Anna Park, founder and creative director of Primrose Park
Not only has Anna Park created a collection we all adore with Primrose Park, she also founded and runs a very successful chain of boutiques, Anna based in London, Suffolk & Norfolk.
Primrose Park was created to encourage women to embrace colour and print and the collection is recognised for its vibrant colours and exciting prints. Anna designs the styles and the talented Amy Crater a graduate of the Royal College of Art designs the prints.
They make a great team with Anna's retail experience and unique understanding of what women want to wear and how to cut the most flattering silhouettes. The Sandy shirt, as worn by Anna in the photograph, has to be the best shirt out there - I have several in my wardrobe.
And Anna's advice
"Dont sweat the small stuff"
Wishing you all a happy International Women's Day