Menestho with a solid focus on sustainable manufacturing and using cruelty-free materials, combining on trend designs with high-quality and organic materials.
Ready to wear, luxury pieces is what Menestho boasts with their collections, the name alone is a sensational one. Menestho was born out of myths and legends. The daughter of Oceanus, the Titan of the Sea. Menestho is the nymph of the water. The use of only organic fabrics is due to Menestho being a creature of nature, and what a great way to honour that with the idea of looking glam while supporting green and ethical practices. Menestho is made in Europe but recently expanded to the US, available to purchase online, and at a moderate price point that rivals today’s high-street favourites. Menestho is known for both everyday wear as well as destination wear. The pieces of the line combine bright hues, with interesting patterns ranging from floral designs to geometric shapes and more.
Maintaining a focus on form and function, Menestho creates luxury wearable garments that are comfortable, versatile and easy to care for, making them perfect for the modern woman that’s always on the go. Manufactured solely in the UK, the brand speaks to the spirit of travel, beauty, and nature which are seen effortlessly through its pieces.
The use of eco-friendly fabrics like Bamboo, Hemp & cruelty-free Silk all sourced in Europe, and exclusive prints makes Menestho a preferred label among mindful fashion enthusiasts. The fabrics used have some very interesting characteristics, while still focusing on form and function, the bamboo mimics the appearance of organza, reduces odor, it is highly absorbent, lightweight, keeps you cool, and is easy to care for. Hemp is very breathable, wrinkles less than linen, comfortable to wear. Cruelty-free silk has the same properties as silk, soft and fresh, but the silk moth develops fully before the production begins.
Mystical Gardens, the new Spring/Summer collection is said to be inspired by key elements of Nymph’s garden. Showcasing beautiful bandeaus, daring halters, dramatic harem pants, skimming full length skirts, sensually tailored jackets, all offering a bespoke luxury fit for any occasion. Their exclusive prints of lemon and pomegranate capitalize this season combined with high quality fabrics. Fluid lines, dreamy floaty cuts, vibrant patterns complete this ready to wear collection.
Founded by Creative Director Vicky Grivas, with her Degree in Fashion Management, Vicky realized there was a lack of availability for eco-friendly, ethical Ready-to-wear fashion. Menestho was created to fill that void, by merging her fresh fashion aesthetic inspired by her own travels and lifestyle with practices in line with her values.
Fashion forward and eco-friendly ethics go hand in hand with this brand, something which I believe will take them far, I mean why wouldn’t you want to look you look great with pieces that were created with care and the environment in mind.
Veronica Moncho Lobo is a London based designer who was born and raised in Salta, Argentina.Salta is a city rich in the arts, with a vast amount of museums, theatres, and art galleries which I feel plays a part in the inspiration of Veronica's unique line. Veronica comes from an artistic family, with her own strong background in Fashion, so with both hand in hand she was always destined to go far.
In February 2008 along with her brother Fernando Moncho Lobo, Veronica launched her very own clothing line, and later went on to open a boutique in 2010. Her label is now stocked around the world, in London, New York, Saudi Arabia, to name a few. Ms Moncho Lobo certainly stands out, as she combines her love for couture, with celebrating the arts in timeless yet classic pieces. Her Spring/Summer 2011 collection certainly caught my eye. I instantly fell in awe of this particular piece 'Juliet'.
This cocktail dress is not your typical one, and what makes it so fashion forward is the mere fact that Ms Moncho Lobo has taken old Hollywood glamour, and the current Spring Summer trend: ditsy floral, and fused the two together to create this masterpiece. Although this piece looks floaty and shapeless the clever thing is the cinched in waist, that hugs you to help define your shape, and give a romantically elegant edge. My favorite part of this piece is the one shoulder style, that has a unique edge by adding anextra strip of material which creates a divided sleeve effect. I love the use of pastel colours, amethyst shades, dark muted undertones, and ombre tints because it shows how well thought out each design is, and how well Veronica is able to combine fashion and art.
This piece is said to recall Monet's famous garden style, and after somecareful research i can safely say this is the perfect interpretation of it. You would own any red carpet, and capture the attention of everyone at any event in this dress. Her Pret-a-Porter line of cocktail dresses are complex-simplicity at its finest, their savvy, elegant and always ready to wear when you are, hence why their part of Veronica's ready to wear line.
Written by Li Thane Kitson