16Arlington — the cult London label questioning the idea of glamour with an infectious eccentricity.
Hailed by British Vogue as the cool girl’s go-to for ‘conversation-starting’ evening-wear, 16Arlington proposes a maximalist fashion language that expertly, deliciously negotiates the boundaries of trash - as well as a deeply accomplished skill for pattern cutting and hand-embroidery.
Helmed by design duo - and real-life couple - Marco Capaldo and Federica Cavenati, the business has anchored its confident narrative in ‘design for a good time’; clothes with stories to tell the morning after. Capaldo and Cavenati dress extraordinary, uncompromising women around the world - a group which includes Solange Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Adwoa Aboah, Lena Dunham, Celeste and Jorja Smith.
Exploring subversion, and the harmony in disharmonies, the collections are executed with a distinct handwriting: tightly twisted leather bodices, inches of marabou trim, sculptured fil-coupé organza, razor-sharp tailoring and signature sequins. Capaldo and Cavenati’s encyclopedia of opulence draws from their shared love of fearless women and provocation. In just five seasons the brand has ascended to an impressive industry standing, with a network of stockists including Selfridges, MATCHESFASHION.COM, Net-a-Porter, Lane Crawford and Bergdorf Goodman.