"STRATOSPHERIC is a word that is heard often when those in the know discuss the success that young, New Zealand-born designer Emilia Wickstead is on the verge of achieving."Elegantly WaistedJulia Neel, 3 February 2009

Fashion designer Emilia Wickstead has a solid background in the world of fashion, growing up with her mother (also a fashion designer) in Auckland and later moving to Milan as a teen, she went on to graduate in fashion design at London-based Central St. Martin's College. Emilia found her calling early in life but her flair is not the type that can be learned, her pieces are classic and elegant with her signature edge of pleats and polished silhouettes which carry through the entire collection.

Emilia has established herself in London after building up a loyal client base at her home town in New Zealand, her second home Milan and then New York where she spent some time working for a number of renowned fashion designers including Giorgio Armani, Luella, Proenza Schouler and Narciso Rodriquez. Now based in London, Emilia is now focusing on her own designer label and is quickly becoming one of London's rising stars. She has already emerged as the talented designer she is in Vogue and Tatler UK.

Emilia provides clients with a made-to-measure service. Her private showroom is located in the fashionable Chelsea area where her entire range can be viewed by appointment. She runs consultations in New Zealand every 6 months by invitation only and also in New York and Milan by private appointment. 

View map showing the location of Emilia's Atelier in Belgravia, Westminster, UK. 

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2010
EMILIA WICKSTEAD Press release, April 2010 and Vogueshops - "Personal Space" article
1983 
Born Auckland, New Zealand
1997
Moved to Milan, Italy (aged 14)
2007 
Graduated with Bachelors of Arts Degree in Fashion Design and Marketing, Central Saint Martin's London with honours
2007
Employed in the design studios at Giorgio Armani, Narciso Rodriguez and Proenza Schouler and on editorial at American Vogue
2008
8 Founded Emilia Wickstead with private showrooms in Chelsea and Knightsbridge
2009
Launched flagship store in Belgravia, London
2010
Recipient, Arts Foundation Award for Patronage donation from Gus & Irene Fisher
2014
Opened her new flagship store on London's Sloane Street
2016
presents her SS16 collection at London Fashion Week