Philosofée was born in June of 2007.
The name is a fusion of the words philosophy and fairy, from the French "fée". It translates the main purpose of the brand, which is to inspire women to feel beautiful as in a fairy tale, a "Fairy Philosophy".
I found in tailoring and daily couture a special way to create fashion, going against fast fashion and the trend to make clothes that last only for one season. I aim to design timeless pieces, with a cosmopolitan feel, that look elegant today and tomorrow, empowering women to conquer their dreams.
Fabrics, trims and notions are carefully handpicked, resulting in quality in harmony with creativity. The design usually begins with classic shapes that are transformed into contemporary, minimalistic and deeply feminine looks. Philosofée is to be elegant at all moments.
Sustainability and ethics are essential in all of Philosofée production processes. We always manufacture locally, partnering with contractors and sourcing with companies that share the same values. Respecting, working together and giving back to the local community. We use sustainable fabrics and trims every time that is possible, the packaging and graphic material are always recycled and come from certified sustainable sources. We make conscious business vibrating positive energy throughout all stages.
The company was launched in Brazil, and today it is based in Los Angeles, California.
We sell worldwide at our website and through a few selected boutiques.
The Designer Journey
by Glaucia Stanganelli
There isn't too many ways to tell Philosofée history, without speaking a bit about my own journey.
I graduated in Fashion in 2001, in Sao Paulo, from Universidade Anhembi Morumbi. I intern-shipped with designer Maruzia Fernandez, part of Sao Paulo Fashion Week at that time. Then I went to London, where I worked with Zandra Rhodes and at the department store Topshop, plus I studied a little more at the London College of Fashion. All incredible and unique experiences. Returning to Brazil, I moved to the beautiful island of Florianopolis, where for a few years I designed for some local brands, I worked as a personal stylist, I had another brand project called "Atômica" and I did a transforming Yoga teacher training. It was during an MBA in Marketing that the dream about Philosofée started. My entire journey since the days I was a ballerina, then college, professional experiences, leaving abroad, traveling around and all that, brought me to know better about myself and the concept I wanted to create with my work, Philosofée was born.
A desire to create unique beautiful pieces, inside and outside, with thoughtful and meaningful details. All that to bring up how special each woman is, and deserves to be even more beautiful with pieces tailored to flatter and elevate their confidence. Just as actors say, the costume is the final touch for them to feel the character, in real life, it is the final touch for us to be the best version of ourselves.