Ever since we first learned of Tictail, the Swedish-born global online marketplace that puts emerging designers and artists in the spotlight, we’ve turned to them for all of our shopping needs—especially when we’re looking for truly unique, standout pieces.
For Women’s History Month, Tictail is bringing back its Women Creating History campaign that first launched last year. Being that tens of thousands of female-run brands from 140 countries across the globe use Tictail as a platform to run their businesses, the retailer is making the space to highlight 31 of these women all month long. From fashion designers to artists, these ladies are redefining what it means to be a modern-day CEO.
We chatted with seven up-and-coming fashion labels, available exclusively at Tictail, to learn how they’re making waves—and history. From their innovative sustainability efforts to redefining comfortable fashion, these are the brands to know.
Learn a bit more about each one, below, and check out all 31 featured creatives, here.
NYC-based fashion label Anissa Aida is the brainchild of designer Anissa Meddeb, who developed an early interest in design thanks to her architect mother and had dreams to one day run a line with her sister Aïda. After Aïda died in 2010, Meddeb, who had worked at labels such as Outdoor Voices and Marc Jacobs, paid tribute to her by creating Anissa Aida.
Meddeb melds together different cultures, as well as cultural influences of the past and present. First and foremost, she’s inspired by her Tunisian heritage and its traditional craftsmanship. Using sustainable materials, she draws from North African, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean influences, putting a modern spin on ancestral garments such as the kimono and caftan. “The collections meet halfway between East and West, past and future, tradition and modernity,” says Meddeb. "The chosen fabrics express and foster cultural exchange. From English oxford to Japanese linen and Tunisian hand-woven silks, such are all visual dialogues creating my unique perception of history.”