What is your role?

Founder, Creative Director. 

I founded this company back in 2010 because of my love for summer and anything related.

Whether it’s extensively researching museums, libraries and books for design inspiration or travelling to meet our wonderful teams at our European ateliers, I oversee the design aspect all the way through from concept to sketch and designing the prints for our garments. 

My favourite thing is receiving our new collection for the first time and shooting our editorial in Greece.  It’s the most exhausting and rewarding time of the year.

Amongst all this, I’m always working closely with my amazing team, making sure we have an open dialogue in the way we run things and coming up with new and exciting business ideas. 

It’s a never ending cycle of creativity, hard work and careful planning! 

 

What or who is your style inspiration?

Edina from Absolutely Fabulous 

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

The Caribbean coast of Mexico

What are your 3 favourite Paolita prints or products?

 

  • Anything from the Peyote Collection from 2015. I think I didn’t sleep for a week whilst designing this. It’s probably one of the most complicated prints I have designed, but one that I love so much that I think I will revive it in the future.
  • The Samui Bikini from 2014, This colour combination with the pompoms just brings me endless joy when I look at it. I was so sad I never got to own this bikini as it sold out before I could get one for myself!  The print was inspired amazing Thai embroideries.
  • The Aquarius One Piece, 2016, Another one I never managed to own. All the elements, except for one were taken from ancient Hellenistic items found in my research in museums. The only part of the print I couldn’t resist was the frog which was inspired from the pre-colombian section at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I sometimes like throwing in a sneaky inspiration that is out of context to my original theme.  This whole collection also tied in a lot of Art Deco references.

What is your role?

Production & Marketing Coordinator. 

From communicating to our factories and suppliers to sourcing trims, creating specs and sketches, I help manage the workload of the garments timeline with Anna Paola. You’ll also find me handling the up-keep of the website and creating content for our online platforms, like this blog post right here!

 

What or who is your style inspiration?

COCO

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Bali – chasing sunsets on a motorbike…Dreamy!

 

What are your 3 favourite Paolita prints or products?

  • The Mughal One Piece from our 2017 collection. I’m even wearing it with a pair of jeans in my photo!
  • The Zahur print story.
  • The Andal One Piece, which is also from the 2017 collection. It looks so good against a summer tan.

What is your role?

Logistics and Customer Service Manager.

I aim to keep our clients happy by ensuring that they receive their favourite pieces in a timely manner

 

What or who is your style inspiration?

The hustle and bustle of London City

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Italy

 

What are your 3 favourite Paolita prints or products?

  • Nirvana One Piece
  • Cape Teal One Piece
  • Pavo Real Maxi Dress

What is your role?

Head of wholesale.

Wholesale being selling our new collections (& stock) to global retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Le Bon Marche, Saks and then luxury hotels such as Four Seasons, One & Only etc. Source and develop new partnerships for the brand and showcase our latest lines at trade shows in Paris and Miami. Not forgetting admin, order loading & checking! 

 

What or who is your style inspiration?

Cheyenne Maya Carty

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Caye Caulker in Belize … Their only island rule is ‘go slow’ ! 

 

What are your 3 favourite Paolita prints or products?

  • The Kito print from our 2019 collection.
  • The Jaipur One Piece from the 2017 collection.
  • The Phoenix print from our 2020 collection.

What is your role?

Commercial & Operational Manager.

My role is to oversee the team whilst working on ways to drive the business forward across a variety of creative and commercial platforms . It can involve looking at new opportunities for global distribution , such as building new relationships with showrooms / distribution partners. 

It can also entail nurturing special projects and collaborations, such as partnering with a hotels/restaurant/other brands to designs an exclusive products for them.

With a background in buying,  I also provide support on the range planning to ensure there is a good balance of creativity and commerciality in the range.

 

What or who is your style inspiration? 

Blair Eadie  – I love her interpretation of clashing colour and prints.

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

IBIZA

 

What are your 3 favourite Paolita prints or products?

  • Mughal One Piece
  • Vela Bianca One Piece
  • Tulip One Piece

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