Fashion to Empower: 12 Women’s Designers on the Most Meaningful Pieces They Own

A business loafer (that works for a weekend coffee run) in suede. Jamie Haller started her brand during the beginning months of the pandemic in 2020. She’s built it into a cult brand from her garage. I’m one of her biggest fans.

Rosh Mahtani, founder and creative director of Alighieri 

Photo Courtesy of Rosh Mahtani

Photo: Courtesy of Rosh Mahtani

 I’ve been living in these Toteme loafers. I’m a true minimalist when it comes to my wardrobe, I love having an easy uniform of high-waisted cigarette trousers, an oversized jumper and layers of jewellery. I’d been searching for the perfect loafer for a while, and I definitely met the match with these Toteme pairs.

I recently stumbled upon the brand, Cou Cou, and absolutely love wearing their vest tops tucked into suit trousers or under dungarees. The cotton is so nostalgic of childhood, and it always feels like a good day when I know I’m

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