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Twin design-duo Finchittida Finch hit their third season with the release of their AW14 collection ‘The Empress’

The brand take fashion accessories to a whole new level with ornate show stopping pieces that include a chainmail skirt, a high-neck choker, leg and body harnesses and chandelier earrings - in their signature Lao-Baroque style. Finchittida Finch contrast their risque accessories with effortless style. This is the essence of Finchittida Finch; strong yet serene, audaciously elegant, casual queens.

 

 


This season the twin design duo have introduced a teal blue and frosted pink colourway as well as a chunky gold chain to their range. Key pieces from the Empress Collection include their statement necklace and bracelet sets, designed to be worn layered up in different size and colour combinations.

 

The intricate patterns in Finchittida Finch’s designs pay homage to the twin’s Lao heritage. Each piece is expertly crafted at Finchittida Finch’s studio in Peckham, South London. The twin design-duo are proud to support local businesses; every piece comes in a signature hand printed box of their own design, all of which are screen-printed at their local print studio. The chains are also produced by one of the UK’s last remaining manufacturers of gold plated chain.

 


The Empress campaign features the beautiful Storm model Li-Ann, who is of Malaysian and Polish descent. She represents everything Finchittida Finch is about, the saluting and celebrating of different cultures and heritage.

 

 

Our Mission

With the launch of the Empress Collection, Finchittida Finch is pleased to announce that they have partnered with the humanitarian charity MAG (Mines Advisory Group). MAG works all over the world helping communities that have been affected by war. They specialise in clearing live weapons, explosive and bombs that are left by conflict, making communities unsafe. MAG’s work is particularly close to the twin’s hearts because of their extensive work in Laos. The Vietnam War made Laos the most bombed country in history and millions of UXO (unexploded ordnance) contaminate the country. This makes it extremely difficult to carry out even the most basic necessities to live, such as growing crops, farming animals, building water supplies and erecting schools. MAG’s awe-inspiring work is however gradually helping to change this for individuals, families and communities suffering.


Finchittida Finch believe in creating a positive impact with their brand, so a percentage of their profits are given directly to MAG’s UXO clear-up operations. This long-term partnership with MAG will help to make conflict-affected areas all over the world safe again.

 


Filmed, directed & scored by Gavin Toomey
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See all the behind the scenes action: here


CREATIVE DIRECTORS Lisa & Tida Finch
PHOTOGRAPHER Alexandra Leese
STYLIST Christina Daly
MAKE-UP Angela Davis Deacon
HAIR Liam Curran
MODEL Li-Ann Smal - Storm
ART DEPARTMENT Beth Widdicombe & Dwayne Coleman
ASSISTANTS Kim Westwood & Hannah Freeman
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT Sam Wilson
CINEMATOGRAPHER Gavin Toomey