Inspirational Women Designers x BrandMX

This Women’s History month, we are celebrating five female led brands and the incredible women behind them. Their individuality, passion, and dedication inspires us all.

Anne Fontaine

Founder and Creative Director, Anne Fontaine

Anne Fontaine is well known for the iconic white shirt, a classic piece for the modern woman’s wardrobe. Anne Fontaine has since developed the brand into a luxury, lifestyle brand with a complete wardrobe and a line of accessories.

With creativity, passion, and dedication, Anne captures the elegance of Parisian women. From sophisticated silhouettes to timeless prints, the designs feature impeccable attention to detail, luxurious fabrications, and flawless construction.

Anne Fontaine is sold in Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and 60+ namesake boutiques, and hundreds of multi-brand stores worldwide.

Lotta Tu

Founder and Designer, Daqiconcept

Daqi Concept is a Taiwanese lifestyle and home decor brand, combining classic ideas into new concepts to create beautiful objects for a modern lifestyle. The product range includes bluetooth speakers, alarm clocks, and side-table lamps.

Lotta Tu believes in the power of time and the fusion of traditional craftsmanship with modern technology to create unique and soulful products.

DAQI products are sold in Neiman Marcus, Perigold, Bergdorf Goodman, Toytoise, and boutique stores worldwide.

Lina Rickardsson

Founder and Designer, Pappelina

Pappelina is a best selling Swedish rug brand known for its creative designs, high quality materials, and craftsmanship. Each rug is made in Sweden using sustainable PVC and is perfect for indoor and outdoor use.

Lina Rickardsson’s passion for weaving began with linen rugs and placemats. As her business grew, she discovered a small weaving mill in the heart of Sweden. While there, Lina noticed a wealth of plastic ribbons used to make rugs, and was inspired to create a “new” line of rugs.

Pappelina rugs are sold in Nordstrom, Pottery Barn, West Elm, and hundreds of boutique stores in the U.S. and worldwide.

Nilufer Bracco

Founder and Designer, niLuu

niLuu is a luxury lifestyle brand with a sophisticated collection of loungewear and sleepwear. With a focused commitment to sustainability, each item is constructed of PETA approved vegan silk.

An ode to founder Nilufer Bracco’s roots, niLuu’s meaningful designs toast to Turkey’s full bodied culture: rich color, texture, and narrative.

niLuu is sold in Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and specialty retailers worldwide.

Patricia Marcia Lerman

Founder and Designer, Rian Tricot

Rian Tricot, the Brazilian brand, has mastered the nursery room décor. Their unique, and charming designs have decorated rooms all over the world. Knitting is their raison d’etre.

Patricia Marcis Lerman developed a love of knitting in childhood, taught to her by her grandmother, Nair. With that, the first pillow was created, and she knew this would be her destiny. Rian Tricot was created with the anagram of the name of the person who inspired her most.

Rian Tricot is sold in Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, FAO, and hundreds of retailers worldwide.

Published by Deepa Dadlani

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