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Designer Grade With Sympli

Jophiel’s Designer Grade series is delighted to introduce you to Sympli. Sympli is designed to ensure every woman feels that fashion has been created with her mind. Sympli is a Canadian design house founded by Jan Stimpson in 1999 on her quest to find the perfect tee. This quest proved to be very challenging, but out of this challenge, Stimpson was inspired to create a collection that focused on simplicity and an honest fit. Her mission was to address the needs of every woman regardless of age, shape, size, or style. Hence the vision for Sympli: “A brand embodying comfort, effortless care and most importantly, an authentic fit that is crafted with every body in mind.” Sympli’s vision drives the design...

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Designer Grade With Emmelle

Jophiel’s Designer Grade series is delighted to introduce you to Emmelle. Emmelle's founder and designer Mi Jong Lee is dedicated to the traditions of New York's Garment District and is proud to have every collection designed and made by hand in their New York atelier.  Lee’s transcontinental upbringing and passion for architecture and art have provided her with continued inspiration for her creations, apparent in her innovative and quality prints, textures, and fabrics imported from Europe and Japan. Emmelle and Lee celebrate the authentic and modern spirit of a woman, cultivating style through a woman's individualistic pursuit for life. Silhouettes that are clean, yet distinctive with artful details, each piece elevated in style but remaining timeless.

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Designer Grade With Annette Görtz

Jophiel’s Designer Grade series is delighted to introduce you to Annette Görtz.  Annette Görtz passion goes beyond form to a greater affection for fabrics themselves. “I love to explore new qualities, treatments, or techniques to process every season.  I am hooked on fabric.” Never one to close her eyes to the world around her, Annette lives for the details and little things she can add to each piece, “just because I love those,” she says.  “There is not always a need, I just want to make it more beautiful.”  We have come to recognize and love this very feature of her work, that an ordinary coat can be transformed to be both functional and avant-garde. “There is a beautiful juxtaposition of having...

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Designer Grade with Peter O.Mahler

Jophiel’s Designer Grade series is delighted to introduce you to Peter O. Mahler. Peter O. Mahler's work is intuitive, always delivering timeless pieces that fashionistas are sure to love.  The type of woman wearing his designs is “a self-reliant woman preferring an unstrained nonchalant style.  Individual and wearable.”  And that’s just what his styles are!  Made of high quality fabrics from Italian weavers, each collection builds upon the other, completing the previous season’s look, and adding valuing to the longevity of his style beyond what quality alone can offer.  It allows for a wardrobe that can constantly expand and change.  For us, that means it can keep up with the change and flux in each of our lives.  That is quality...

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Designer Grade With Tissa Fontaneda

Jophiel’s Designer Grade series is delighted to introduce you to Tissa Fontaneda.  Who can resist the supple bubble leather of a Tissa Fontaneda handbag?  Even looking at them from afar, you can sense the softness of their leather.  How does an accessory accentuate the uniqueness of the woman?  We connected with Tissa to understand more about her eponymous line and discovered how lucky we are to have her designing for the women of the world. Beyond the trends and the fads, the “It” bags and the influencers, you will find Tissa Fontaneda.  Her love of beauty is deeply rooted, and her expertise in the world of luxury built from years of experience at notable brands like Swarovski, Loewe, Narciso Rodriguez and Louis...

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