Designers to Watch: Alix of Bohemia

With artistry in her blood and a love for textiles, it is no wonder that Alix Verley-Pietrafesa’s handmade, one-of-a-kind ready-to-wear label is on the top of every fashion-conscious lady’s summer wishlist. It was while studying in Scotland that the brand Alix Of Bohemia was born, which has since earned the reputation for exquisite, handcrafted garments.

Mainly known for her jackets, Alix treats each piece like a work of art. With careful structure, regal fabric and a silhouette that suits all. Whether paired with a white tee and a pair of jeans for a casual look, or worn over a little black dress and heels, it is insured that this jacket isn’t just for Christmas, it’s for life. Alix of Bohemia is globally making its way into the industry’s most premium stores such as Moda Operandi, Flat 128 and Warm NYC.

From a young age Alix travelled the world and shopped for inspiration along the way, labelling herself as a ‘gypsy tailor’. Her influences can be found in every button selected, lapel embroidered and hem sewn.

It takes a lot of guile to put your name on something and set it free into the world hoping that the fashion Gods smile down upon it. In Alix Verley-Pietrafesa’s case they’re not only smiling, but putting in an order for themselves.

About the Author

Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji