Joan of Arc, Simone de Beauvoir and of course Coco Chanel. Names that shout Paris and a lot more: a young girl leading armies of men, a writer revealing social truths of being the second sex, a creator of a luxury brand that came from nothing. Strong, powerful women striding along their own path cutting swaths through what had previously been accepted and expected of women. It is satisfying to know that at & Other Stories, female empowerment is a constant cornerstone. You will discover this for yourself when the new boutique opens soon in The Avenues.
& Other Stories does not seek to dictate to women how they should dress or what they should wear. The type of person who loves & Other Stories wears things that just feel right and reflects their various personalities. No matter what your age or style, these collections are sure to bring you a little bit of joy each season.
A wonderfully inspired way that & Other Stories creates such distinctive and diverse collections within the same fashion season is through the three lines that the fashion house delivers. From the very outset, the brand promised itself to never view style as right or wrong, and as part of this offering a broad variety in their collections has always been their ‘guiding light’. This is done by not only separating these lines sartorially, but by seas and oceans too. There is something about culture that takes actually being there to absorb and be inspired by it.
The Stockholm Atelier has a paired-back and sleek Scandinavian aesthetic that plays with contrast and proportions. Think oversized jackets and tailoring, menswear textiles with color blocking in these collections.
The Los Angeles Atelier creates, as one would expect, collections that suit any occasion given the inspiration of LA; Venice beach life casualness and the glamor of Hollywood juxtaposed. Polished with an attitude if you will.
The Paris Atelier wouldn’t be French if its collections weren’t so ultra-eclectic and bourgeois bohème. On these pages you can see highlights of the Spring offering C’est Trés Chic; instant inspiration if you’re wondering how to renew your wardrobe this Spring. Early 80s punk booties can be paired with a salmon pink satin menswear-cut jacket with feminine diamanté heart buttons cuff detail, 90s inspired oral dresses and century old chanel-inspired accessories—and you can find allof these pieces in one collection.
“One is not born, but rather becomes, awoman” and although it may be not quite how Beauvoir meant it, & Other Stories supports you in finding and expressing your own sense of who you are to create your own style.
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