Wolf & Badger is a lifestyle boutique in Porto Montenegro Village that is showcasing new inventory from these up and coming, independent designers.
Alexia Henstsch and Max von Hunter evolved their brand while on a design quest for the perfect shirt. Observing how popular their ‘Jack’ shirt proved, the duo continued to design with simplicity and function in mind. Colours are key for Hentsch Man; as much time is taken over finding the perfect colour match as finding the perfect cut.
British born, Paris based milliner Anthony Peto is definitely the chapelier to watch, and, since launching his label in 1992 has gained a celebrity following. His designs, which are for both men and women, combine traditional designs and contemporary fabrics to create modern wearable hats. All hats are handmade in-house to maintain the shape of the hat and to provide a better fit for the wearer.
Kiki London bags, whilst both designed and handmade in London, exude a beautiful Japanese elegance. Designer Kiki Ito creates sleek, flawlessly proportioned clutches, with a limited edition line constructed from one-off vintage Japanese kimonos and obis. Her collections revolve around strong graphic shapes – folds, cinched middles and curved silhouettes.
Inspired daily by their families’ rich culture, Radhika and Gauri Tandon design their collections based on the innate influences of Indian royalty and the international Art Nouveau style of the early 20th Century. Combining their passions for heritage and nature, Isharya create one-of-a-kind wearable statement pieces.
Mark Farhat, the designer behind the Mark/Giusti brand has used his appreciation and interest in history to inform his designs. All the prints on the interior fabrics used in the bags and accessories have been derived from intricate floor mosaics and wall patterns inspired by the Byzantine era. The bags are all designed in his London studio with an independent and successful customer in mind.
Dublin born Emma Manley created her Womenswear label in 2010 after working for, amongst others, Alexander McQueen. A play on words, Manley juxtaposes romantic femininity with urban street wear. Often working with unusual fabrics, Manley garments are a contradiction of hard and soft, powerful yet delicate. The Manley line, which is all produced in her native Ireland, incorporates both contemporary separates and alternative evening wear.