Maria Anita arises in a context of delicacy and simplicity, in which jewel have a prominent role in a feminine image. Not only because they are a differentiating element of character and lifestyle, unconditionally highlighting each one’s personality, as well as having the special energy to tell personal stories and perpetuate feelings.
Her collections are the result of the inspiration from her travels. They are designed thinking on the everyday of sophisticated women, who loves to live her life with elegance, femininity and timelessness.
“What if a work of art could be worn...”
ANTIFLOP was born from a thought... “What if a work of art could be worn…”
Combining a passion for art with the experience in the world of fashion, Tété, the foundress of the Portuguese brand, created that with the ambition to bring art to people`s daily lives in the simple way, nothing more that WEAR!!!
The concept of the brand is reproduce works by Portuguese artists in scarfs, tunics and t-shirts always having as a basis the quality raw materials ranging from silk, cotton, kashmir until micro modal.
Every single pieces promote not only, the national artista as well as the culture of our country being reproduced on number reduced, that create limited serie with a certification of authenticity numbered, adding to piece a touch of exclusivity and glamour.
The brand has partnerships with various portuguese artists, José de Guimarães, António Soares, Luís Filipe de Abreu. Also features a scarf with the first map of Portugal created by cartographer of the 16th century, Fernando Álvaro Seco. Soon to be added more partnerships with the confirmation existing Nadir Afonso, Sofia Areal and the photographer Carlos Ramos.
ANTIFLOP is online at www.antiflop.pt, Lisbon Shop, Serralves Foundation, gallery art Arte 9 séculos and in online store by-PT.
FUSING EMOTIONS WITH CRAFTSMANSHIPDefined by its core values which demonstrate it is a premium brand, ‘AFFAIRE Jewellery is a captivating luxury brand that creates jewels which reflect a highly exclusive lifestyle. Addressing an elite clientele,´AFFAIRE Jewellery is continuously surprising connoisseurs through alternative collections of distinctive and unique look – Excellence, Craftsmanship, Fusion and Emotions are what brings to life our Designs and together the heart and soul of each collection. Therefore, every piece of jewellery is a statement of timeless and permanent value, being made for more than just one life, they become authentic heirlooms.Behind the scenes of ´AFFAIRE JewelleryDesignAt the ´AFFAIRE Jewellery atelier, creative’s influenced by classic times and modern cosmopolitanism, are encouraged to dream about the impossible, to unleash their imagination and achieve designs were the perfect balance between two different materials results in a perfectly harmonious and flawlessly crafted jewel. Being the design team driven by pure passion for finesse and excellence, makes them seek for exceptional achievement. A lengthy process, they go through with dedication, from the first idea to the final design, one that may take months to be ready for the next stage, its materialization.Innovation
When a design has been approved, the quest for the perfect production technique is initiated. Being every technical challenge met with passion, the workshop starts to simmer, eager that the first prototype of the designed piece is created. By bringing together each particular craftsman expertise and the designer’s inventiveness, and uniting all these skills and savoir-faire, inside the same space, it allows the success of transforming an impossible sketch into to a breathtaking jewel. And because at ´AFFAIRE Jewellery there are no impossible goals, only undiscovered paths to reach them, designers will always be free to create whatever they dream and be part of the thrill it is to discover a technical or manufacture innovation to their own Design!Reason why ´AFFAIRE Jewellery is proud to be the pioneer in applying innovative techniques like the use of screws to assemble porcelain components together or with other materials or even elevate the porcelain to the status of a precious stone.Production
´AFFAIRE Jewellery is committed to the highest standards of quality in all its creations. Thus the production strategy focuses on control of the entire process, from research and development of the first prototype to the finished product. Every jewel is produced under meticulous attention to detail and high quality standards, responsibility of talented artisans whom master diverse skills and are truly passionate for their métier.The attention to the materials used is as important as the technique applied to its creation, as every material used responds to the highest quality levels, being the porcelain or the precious metal and stones of each jewel.To meet these high standards and achieve highest durability and quality the porcelain is taken to its limits and if needed the production process will always be specially adapted to reach the desired goal.