label lover big-name Training Vanessa Seward spent nine years at Chanel and two at Yves Saint laurent before moving to eveningwear powerhouse loris Azzaro. Her brilliant reinvigoration of the brand garnered attention from buyers and press worldwide, including APC founder Jean Touitou, for whom she has been creating tri-annual capsule collections since 2012.
going IT Alone Having cut her teeth with some of the best, Seward launched her eponymous label at Paris Fashion Week last year.
real CLOTHES, real Woman Her printed shirtwaisters, silk blouses and simply-cut blazers—and wonderfully wearable metallics that exude the Azzaro glamour—rank Seward alongside designers such as Phoebe Philo and Stella mccartney, who make clothes for chic, understated working women.
Timely NOSTALGIA Seward has a thing for the ’70s, and with that decade enjoying another comeback, her timing couldn’t be better.