"Best known for its structured cocktail and tailored dresses, Philosofée is dedicated to creating beautiful pieces that are functional, feminine and made with easy care and high-quality fabrics."
Our readers would love to get to know you more Glaucia. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
Philosofée was established in 2016 in New York by Brazilian designer Glaucia Stanganelli. Glaucia studied marketing and fashion in Sao Paulo and London; she has been in the industry for 16 years, previously working for Zandra Rhodes, Topshop and other independent brands before launching Philosofée’s well-edited capsule collections.
In London, Glaucia launched her first line Atomica - an alternative, colourful, and avant-garde collection - alongside other talented independent designers of the time. Her success brought Glaucia to Florianopólis, the “Hamptons of Brazil”, where she thrived as a personal stylist and custom made the bridal designer. Philosofée was born during these years as a delightful mash up of the words “philosophy” and “fée” (fairy in French).
In 2013, Glaucia decided to take continuing and professional studies at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and three years later Philosofée was relaunched with a new mood and an evolved aesthetic.
Best known for its structured cocktail and tailored dresses, Philosofée is dedicated to creating beautiful pieces that are functional, feminine and made with easy care and high-quality fabrics. Its silhouettes are timeless and tailored to flatter.
“I have a passion for classic shapes, my signature designs have accentuated waistline and a playful attitude. In my collections, every piece is designed to be flattering, functional and versatile to attend the modern woman who is always on the move.”
The brand emphasizes sustainable and fair production. Every Philosofée piece is locally made in the USA.
Who is your inspiration in life Glaucia? How do you keep inspired?
My dad inspires me to be an entrepreneur, he is a great one himself, I watched him grow his business from the ground, and he keeps me giving good pieces of advice all the way; and my mom inspires me on the creativity and feminine side, they are both my strong base.
When I need inspiration, I try to hear myself, reminding who I am, where I came from, and what I am looking for. Usually, a walk in the park, a contemplation of the ocean or a hike in the mountains is a great start for me.
Glaucia , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Fashion Label, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
So far we've been able to attend all clients at our best, we are growing organically and slowly making it possible to have everything under a great quality control and customer service.
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