Amanda Wakeley is the Founder and Creative Director of her eponymous brand, launched in 1990. Over the last two decades Amanda has infused her own distinct, timeless style on her acclaimed ready-to-wear collections, which are at once understated yet supremely glamorous.
Educated at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Amanda discovered her passion for fashion early on. Following a stint as a fashion model in New York in the 1980’s, she launched her signature line in 1990, opening a small studio and boutique in the heart of Chelsea, London. Soon she was a favorite of London’s most stylish women.
Amanda was awarded an OBE for her services to the fashion industry in 2010, and is also the winner of numerous awards, including three British Fashion Awards. Since 1996, Amanda has co-chaired the committee for the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer appeal leading the efforts to raise substantial funds to support the charity.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Amanda Wakeley is the iconic London-based luxury lifestyle brand. Founded almost 25 years ago, it captures the essence of the modern London cosmopolitan lifestyle, with an aesthetic point of view based on clean lines, impeccable cut, fit and effortless, sexy glamour.
Best known for her glamorous evening and cocktail dresses and accessories, and for “clean glam” signature style, Amanda Wakeley has also developed a strong and rapidly growing presence in daywear, including chic day-dresses, impeccable tailoring, luxury sportswear and knitwear and a well-edited, but expanding line of accessories and fine jewellery. Amanda Wakeley Sposa is the brand’s striking bridal collection.
Amanda Wakeley’s glamorous and chic evening creations are often chosen by some of the world’s most stylish woman for their appearances on the red carpet, from Beyonce and Florence Welch to Oscar-winning Helen Mirren and Angelina Jolie.
Amanda Wakeley has also had the honor to dress many members of Royal families, most notably the late Princess of Wales, Queen Rania of Jordan and most recently The Duchess of Cambridge. Amanda’s gowns were worn by Bond girl Naomi Harris in the 007 James Bond film, the Skyfall.
The Amanda Wakeley collection is retailed from her newly opened flagship store on the Albemarle Street in Mayfair and newly refurbished store on the Fulham Road, at Harvey Nichols throughout the UK and at Harrods in London. The brand is also represented throughout Europe, America and the Middle East.
Amanda Wakeley has an exclusive and hugely visible luxury bridal collection, Amanda Wakeley Sposa, catering to chic sophisticated brides looking for a fashion alternative to the traditional wedding dress.
Amanda Wakeley Atelier Collection is a demicouture, made to order collection of embellished red carpet dresses.
The main RTW range is structured in four collections per year: Cruise, Summer, Pre-Fall and Winter.
Amanda Wakeley has recently launched a Beach Collection and a Cashmere Collection, with a White Shirt capsule Collection in the works. The accessories ranges continue to grow and include handbags, small leather goods, scarves, belts and Jewellery.