Dr. Chinyelu U Menakaya is a Nigeria-born London-based surgeon, fashion designer, & philanthropist. A champion of women’s rights, she founded Okwui’s Frocentric to empower survivors of domestic violence. The pieces are created by survivors in West Africa, designed to embody the affluence of African Culture integrated with Western values.
Nikole Tursi is a millinery fashion and hat designer from Buenos Aires. She has extensively worked with Teatro Colon as a costume designer and is currently based in London. Her work is deeply inspired by theatre and there is an underlying theme of drama in her designs. She creates her own fabrics and wants every piece to be unique. Nikole thinks of herself as an artisan and crafts every piece as a unique work of art.
Uma Prajapati is an Indian designer & social activist based in Auroville. her brand Upasana is a very courageous & radical company that has been fighting for sustainability & ethics in the fashion industry for the last two decades. The brand has been actively working to protect & support farmer & weaver communities across India. Uma believes that fashion can work for people who make them & not only for people who wear them.
Angely Martinez is a new york based jewelry designer. Her work is strongly inspired by nature & fantasy, & she mainly works with metals, glass, & stones. Winner of the 2018 accessories council next generation award for jewelry design & bijules incubator participant, she believes in staying true to her unique aesthetic.
Flavia is a Luxembourg based designer of Italian descent & creative director of her label Einfühlung. Meaning 'empathy', it is a conscious brand that believes in sustainability & circular economy. Their products are manufactured in Italy & their entire supply chain can be traced. Every season 2% of their sales are donated to charity.
Staša Randall is a Croatia-born London-based fashion designer & creative director of her eponymous label, Staša. Her work is greatly inspired by the Asian & Scandinavian cultures, with a strong focus on minimalism, comfort, & functionality. All her products use organic textiles & are handmade in Croatia by a team of women with special needs.
TzuLi Hsu is a Taipei based Knitwear designer & creative director of her eponymous label. With a degree in fashion design from Parsons & having lived in London, New York & now Taipei, she brings a diverse aesthetic to her label. Her brand focuses on high-quality slow fashion for a woman who does not follow trends & has her own style.
Anjali Purohit is an Indian born Detroit based designer & Creative Director of her brand, Variously. She works with artisans in India & Nepal to create handcrafted products using organic natural fabrics & dyes. Her vision is to collaborate with artists & craftsmen globally to create innovative & contemporary designs.
Ginu & Hari are Bangalore & London based fashion designers passionate about building innovative & sustainable concepts with a cause. ‘Two and Quarter’, their brand in the making seeks to work with master craftsmen from around the globe collaboratively to create products of high design & craft quotient.