sass & bide is an Australian designer label, dedicated to the strong, the obscure & the beautiful.
The brand established in 1999 by best friends, Sarah-Jane Clarke & Heidi Middleton, who began by selling bespoke denim on London’s Portobello Road. Within two years the collection expanded into seasonal ready to wear, evolving from an underground phenomena in Australia to the runways of New York & London.
sass & bide offers a full range of women’s Ready-to-Wear, denim, leather, intimates, swimwear, accoutrement & exclusive gallery pieces. Currently stocked in over 20 countries, the range is available at premium boutiques, exclusive department stores worldwide and now shipping online to NZ, UK & USA.
Always from the heart, the brand continues to grow in stunning contrasts & contradicitions, maintaining the energy & love that happens when two amazing things collide.
A FAMILY BUSINESS ABOVE ALL
Sophie has taste, she travels, is curious and she loves to have fun. She has style and she’s full of charisma. Paul & Joe is above all a state of mind: fashion, yet not a victim, friendly, spontaneously elegant, happy.
It was in the 1980’s that Sophie’s parents founded the “Le Garage” brand of shirts, a must have of its time. After studying management and journalism, Sophie learnt the ropes of the industry. Her passion for fashion was emerging. She continued her studies in Fashion Business at IFM and completed an internship at Azzedine Alaïa where she discovered all aspects of a large fashion house before officially joining the family business.
However Sophie was an entrepreneur at heart and she very quickly launched her own brand named after her two sons Paul and Joe. Anticipating future market trends, she broke the codes and conventions of the moment (black & white, minimalism, grunge). Her signature style is young, fun, vibrant, colorful, reviving a black & white wardrobe, revisiting the spirit of vintage. The success was immediate. The launch complete. Paul & Joe continues to expand by cultivating freshness, joie de vivre, spontaneity and a cosmopolitan spirit.
Paul & Joe today is both an acknowledged brand and sold throughout the world. Several dozen boutiques and hundreds of retail shops internationally carry the brand, the main women’s line fashion show has been on the official calendar of Paris Fashion Week since 1998, ad campaigns appear in the best French and international fashion magazines, the younger line Paul & Joe Sister, cosmetics, eyewear, and multiple and varied collaboration have all seen the light of day. The Paul & Joe universe has developed and been organized into complementary units. The key word: fulfill desires.