London’s Votredevenir is now 16 years old. Designed by Philip Stephens, it initially started as a capsule collection of mens knitwear and jersey for his Concrete Shop, in Soho, London in 2003. Mens was soon joined by a womens collection after women started to shop the mens collection. Votredevenir has shown on the official London Fashion Week schedule for 8 seasons, starting FW2005-6 , and also 2 or more seasons in each of New York, Shanghai and Amsterdam.
The first Votredevenir standalone store opened in London next to the Covent Garden Hotel in 2008 and closed in 2019 – its new location will be soon revealed.
Votredevenir is said to be very London in its attitude yet with an ease and understated simplicity sometimes described as quite ‘American’. From the beginning the collections have been said to be “a winning combination of the laidback and the edgy” .The backbone of each collection remains a unique range of ‘luxury basics’ with an overlay of more special pieces.