If you're looking for a taste of the exclusive search no more! We're more than happy to clue you in on some of our select in-store labels here at Marissa Collections. Céline, Chloé, Marni, and Miu Miu are four of our favorites. Each has their own unique aesthetic and plays to a very particular customer; though, we do relish the thought of combining pieces from all four fabulous houses.
With “waiting lists from Manhattan to Milan,” fashion powerhouse Céline has certainly grown up a lot since its days as a children’s shoe boutique. A women’s wear initiative was begun in 1959 and since that point there has been no turning back. One time home to Michael Kors, who saw to the revitalization of the brand, Céline is French glamour at it’s most refined and minimal. Because of its innately French aesthetic, and being helmed by the Parisian born English raised Phoebe Philo, it is no wonder Céline has seen much success. Ever elusive and always exclusive, there is definitely much in store for the world of design if Céline has any say.
Most notably the design house Chloé has been a stomping ground for many now famous fashion designers. Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, and Phoebe Philo have all done their respective time at Chloé; each injecting their own sensibilities into the very “Rive Gauche insouciance” the house is known for. The now luxury brand is known for giving birth to the idea of “prêt-à-porter,” after it’s founder Gaby Aghion noticed many could not afford the couture seeing it’s heyday in the 1950’s. Chloé began with six cotton poplin dresses, and continues to remain a staple for a chic and sophisticated clientele who seek easy dressing in its most luxurious form; and it seems Hannah MacGibbon, former assistant to Phoebe Philo, is the one to give it to them.
Since it’s inception in 1994 the fashion brand Marni, helmed by Consuelo Castiglioni, hit the ground running. Originally started in conjunction with her husband’s furrier business, Castiglioni has developed Marni into a sought after brand for the “Hippy Chic” customer. The self described eclectic style of the brand is a smash-up of pieces beautifully tailored, but with an aesthetic “that make[s] Marni collections unique in the fashion landscape.” Because they are so holistic and well researched, each new piece Marni produces can be mixed and matched with something from a previous collection. The Marni look is centered around a “veritable haberdashery of luxurious and love worn fabrics,” quality, and innovation. The pieces are considered, thought out, and bring a sense of ease to the wearer.
As part of the Leviathan brand Prada, Miu Miu plays a major part introducing luxury and refinement to a younger set. Even the brands moniker, a childhood nickname for Miuccia Prada who oversees every aspect of the house, brings to mind a Lolita vibe that cannot be ignored. Sexy, young, and definitively Italian Miu Miu is one of those brands that remains as exclusive as ever while representing the idiosyncratic and unconventional aesthetic of it’s creator. Named one of the 30 most powerful women in Europe, Miuccia Prada’s desire in designing is to expose a “great complexity about women, aesthetics, and current trends.” Certainly through the Miu Miu customer this can be achieved.