S&E iceland & finland* Lumi
Scandinavia’s Lumi Accessories is an innovative company which was founded in New York in 2000 by design duo Sanna Kantola and Bruno Beaugrand. Keeping things simple the design brand debuted with a capsule range of white floppy hats and handbags, before expanding theit range to include clutches, purses, handbags and wallets. Representing the strongest of sustainable values, Lumi Accessories exclusively use ecological materials and S&E manufacturing methods, with each item being made from carefully selected materials such as the finest in vegetable-tanned leather. Find Lumi Accessories in over 25 countries.
‘Clean Scandinavian and colourful Spanish’, is how Raquel Alonso Miranda, the founder and designer of MoiMoibarcelona, describes her accessories brand. Raquel graduated as a master of arts in her hometown Vigo, Spain. Her interest in Scandinavian functional design started when she spent a year as an exchange student in Middle Finland, studying clothing and textile design. Founding her label back in her homeland, Raquel eventually came back to Finland as a design intern for IVANAhelsinki and soon after opened her studio and shop in the heart of Helsinki. All MoiMoibarcelona products are S&E: bags are manufactured by small companies mostly based in Finland, with all fabrics handprinted and jewellery hand-made.
Ostwald Helgason is a UK-based fashion brand founded in 2008 by German-born Susanne Ostwald and Iceland-born Ingvar Helgason. Before meeting, Susanne graduated with MA in Fashion Design from the art college Burg Giebichenstein in Halle while Ingvar worked as a tailor in Iceland before studying Fashion Management at Central St Martins in London. The design duo’s inspiration comes from fine art, nature and new technology resulting in perfectly cut garments, which never fail to flatter. Ostwald Helgason creates modern and effortless daywear, eveningwear and accessories, which are made from organic materials such as Icelandic wool, satin and cotton. Raising the profile for S&E designers the world over, their unique garments have been seen on many international confident, fashion-forward women such as Rihanna, Daphne Guinness, and Chloë Sevigny.
With no formal training in fashion design, Minna Hepburn has had an exceptionally successful career in the field of fashion thus far, launching her eponymous label at London Fashion Week. Her first collection entitled, SE1 was produced in Asia, and created while she was traveling. After five months designing in Vietnam, Minna brought her SE1 collection to London and got it straight onto the racks at high-street giant Topshop. Taking inspiration from many places; books (of an interior design persuasion in particular), lace and antique markets, Minna is a rare breed of self-taught designer, often refrencing silhouettes of by-gone eras in her charming and ultra-feminine designs. SIX 53
Published on Oct 24, 2011