International Women's Day is a day of celebrating and honouring the achievements of females everywhere; and as a proudly female-led business, Parlour X frequently heralds their achievements. From a woman who is changing the definition of what it means to be a sustainable brand, to an inspiring designer who is a household name, read on to find out more about the inspiring women shaping the world of fashion.
Since starting her label in 1994 with a collection of jerseys and knits, Marant has since transformed her brand into a global powerhouse defining French femininity.
Natacha Ramsay-Levi – Chloé
Natacha Ramsay-Levi is the creative force behind Chloé. Beginning with an internship at Balenciaga in the early 2000s, Ramsay-Levi is now applauded for the feminine sillhouetes she's bringing to the historic French label she helms.
Ruchika Sachdeva takes India's sustainably-sourced fabrics and fashions them in staples designed to last. A winner of the prestigious International Woolmark Prize, Sachdeva creates a foundation of slow fashion designed for longevity and the non-conformist individual.
Amy Powney - Mother of Pearl
Amy Powney is the creative genius behind the ethical and sustainable fashion label Mother of Pearl
– a brand that mixes flirty florals and structured pieces for a luxurious collection of ultra-wearable pieces.
The woman behind the label is putting Poland on the map, with her edit of dramatic draping and asymmetrical designs. Her designs have been worn by major celebrities since its inception in 2014, and the label is only going from strength to strength.
Rei Kawakubo is more an artist than a fashion designer, with one of the longest-running careers in the industry. Kawakubo defines what it means to fuse art and fashion, and was recently celebrated as the key theme of the 2017 Met Gala.