Although Maria Grachvogel is not a new designer, it is likely this is the first time you're hearing her name. My first introduction to the British fashion designer was while sorting through the racks of a designer dresses at a consignment sale. Stuck between dozens of Chanel and Valentino gowns I came upon a Grachvogel cocktail dress marked "sample."
The cut was immaculate and the colors were unapologetic. The winning combination reminded me of greats like McQueen and Matthew Williamson. Searching for more of the same, I headed to Bergodorf Goodman. Unfortunately, the trip was fruitless as nobody had heard of the London-based designer.
I immediately hit the web and have continued to be dazzled by Maria's designs, which also count Emma Thompson, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, and Victoria Beckham as her fans.
Although Maria Grachovogal has a large following London, her designs can only be found on ShopBop in the States.
If you are in love with her prints as much as I am, the boutique will ship internationally. We promise you won't be disapointed!
Did we mention the winter colleciton is on sale?
Contact: Stephanie +44 (0) 20 7245 9331
Prices range from about $600 for a top to $5000 for a gown