Wooyoungmi — The Paris based fashion brand by Korean designer Woo Youngmi is known for incorporating details thoughtfully in its design enhancing urban lifestyle. Easy going or corporate - classic cuts with a twist, skillfully constructed patterns and the love for quality fabrics have found its followers among well dressed men.
Isaac Reina — Originally a studied architect, Isaac Reina worked for brands like Hermés and Maison Margiela. His profound understanding of design, masterful handling of materials and a refined sense for quality result in gorgeous pieces of art. Perfect proportions captivate the eye and the elaborate details charm over and over again.
Etat Libre d'Orange – If you ever wondered how the scents of jasmine and cigarettes smell like together, Etienne De Swardt, native South African, can provide you with the delightful answer. Dedicated to seducing human nature, each scent makes it’s own statement is unforgettable and rebels against a conventional olfactory experience: From beguiling to sensuous up to disturbingly cool.
17 Stephanie Schneider — The combinations of silk, mohair, silver, gold and diamonds result in unique pieces of jewelry, molded through an enormous amount of patience and passion. All pieces are hand woven in her Berlin studio. The weaving process of the rings, bracelets and necklaces is a highly contemplative process, requiring hours, days and weeks of work.
Home is where the heart is. Swiss label Schoenstaub delivers us just the right items to make you want to stay in. The high quality woven carpets, printed bath towels, and soft blankets in cutting edge designs makes every place a home.
Bienvenue Publishing — The Zurich based label is known for booklets, notebooks, cards and prints in limited edition. They analyze topics from nature and culture, which are then translated into a poetic and visual language. Using an originally coarse printing method, risography, Bienvenue Publishing manually creates printed products with the utmost care. Because of this special method, each print is unique.
Hien Le — Since Hien Le debuted with his first collection in Autumn 2010, Opia has been selling his designs. His straight cuts and his affinity for fine materials combined with skillfully elaborated details have rapidly found followers in Switzerland. All garments are manufactured in Germany. Not only are we very happy to represent Hien’s work at Opia but to have also found a likeminded friend in him.
Suzusan — Since we met Hiro a few years ago at Paris fashion week we couldn’t get those superb cashmere and silk pieces out of our minds. Scarfs, jumpers and home textiles in unique colours and patterns. The unique pieces are made with Shibori - the ancient Japanese technique of tie-dyeing used for Kimonos. Hiroyuki Murase a fifth generation member of a shibori artisan family decided to take the ancient technique a step further and translate it into modern zeitgeist pieces - with great success indeed.
E. Tautz — A mens' clothing brand founded on Oxford Street, London in 1867 as Edward Tautz & Sons. It specialised in sportswear and trousers. In 2009 the label was revived by Mr Patrick Grant as a stylish, ready-to-wear tailoring brand.
Today the team around Patrick Grant takes the same approach as Edward Tautz, going to great lengths to source and develop exceptional fabrics, and to be constantly refining the cut of their clothes. Most of the products are made in their own factory in Blackburn Lancashire. While working together with specialised mills for the rest of the products.
YVY — «Dedication To Leather And Craftsmanship» encapsulates Yvonne Reichmuth’s work best. All pieces are manufactured by hand from vegetal tanned leather in her own studio. Featured in Vogue, Elle and many underground magazines, she has obtained international recognition by the fashion world. YVY’s pieces give every outfit an individual touch, which is why her collections are so fancied by celebrities.
Linda Farrow — The story begins with a rather accidental discovery: Simon Jablon and Tracy Sedino discovered an old warehouse filled up to the ceiling with old sunglasses. These were old stocks of the luxury eyewear label Linda Farrow, founded in 1970 and put on hold in 1980 for family reasons. Brought back to life in 2003, the label „by Linda Farrow“collaborates with designers such as Dries van Noten, Erdem or Jeremy Scott and already has become iconic.
Sort Of Coal — White charcoal is an extraordinary natural substance with an exceptional capacity to refine. Put in water, the material draws impurities, adds nutrients and leaves a smooth taste. It also cleanses air, body and skin efficiently. Louise Vilsgaard and her business partner Pernille Lembcke explored ancient Asian traditions on the streets of Kyoto that employ white charcoal. Sort of Coal upholds the Japanese traditional charcoal manufacturing process, keeping alive a century old craft and it‘s associated social impact.
Hed Mayner — Born in Amuka; North Israel, Hed Mayner started his studies in Jerusalem and later went on to the Parisian Institut Français de la Mode to discover new aspects of fashion and craft. His origins inspire spirituality, tradition, power and nobility. Fused together with fluid and structured pieces influenced by Jewish orthodox tailoring and military outerwear, his clothes offer strength and vulnerability at the same time. His set of skills and the wearability of the clothes, make him one to watch and hard to ignore.
Nehera — A brand that focuses on clothing. Part of the official Paris Fashion Week calendar since September 2015, NEHERA combines unique shapes with timeless craftsmanship. Four collections are prepared annually with the aim of providing a singular silhouette in high quality fabrics with precise attention to details. It represents an unpretentious choice for a confident yet enigmatic woman.
Marques' Almeida — The British fashion label which debuted in 2011. The label was founded by Portuguese designers Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, who met while they were both students at Central Saint Martins in London. In 2015, the label won the prestigious LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize. The distressed denim looks of MA surely is part of their signature but they have much more to offer.
Felix Doll — The fashion accessory label, founded 2015 in Zurich, offers genderless, minimalistic jewelry. Handcrafted, clear, geometrical lines, in gold, silver and brass. Each piece is beeing individually produced following the principles of fair trade.
The Berlin and Paris educated fashion designer gained his experience working with Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester, Yohji Yamamoto, Lutz Huelle and Sadak.
ffiXXed Studios — Founders Fiona Lau (designer) and Kain Picken (artist) of ffiXXed STUDIOS go beyond the claim of designing a ready to wear collection. They see fashion as a way to participate in the discussion about new possibilities for production and consumption within contemporary culture. In 2010 they established an unique, multifunctional living and working space in Shenzhen, China. All garments are produced in house in Wutong Village. Every season Opia also stocks customized items produced especially for the store.
Manifesto — "Bold, wearable stylish, yet reduced" is how the manifest may be understood. All frames are manufactured in Belluno, Italy, by hand. The same factory also produces glasses for a very famous Parisian fashion house that may not be mentioned at this point. The Swedish designer couple currently living in Zurich produces only in small volumes and extends its collection by one style a year, a concept compatible to Opia’s conscious consumption philosophy. Next year a completely new frame will be launched - from Stockholm and Zurich, with love!