Women ready-to-wear brand tot was created by Bessie and Bertha, two sisters fond of fashion, in 2011. They offer a feminine and playful collection with many combinations of colors and both vintage and modern styles.
Who are you?
tot was founded by 2 sisters, Bessie and Bertha.
How did you start in fashion?
At 6, I drew my first dress...then everything just followed.
How would you define your style?
tot represents our beliefs in variation and multiplicity. tot’s logo thus can be seen as a geometric form, a mirror image or even a smiley face. Our garments offer many possibilities as well. Combining graphical, retro and contemporary elements, we play with the structure of forms, divert the flow of the fabric, reshape the garment and cast illusions. We like to apply versatile details to make clothes playful and adaptable to various needs and different urban scenarios.
What inspires you?
The boyish girl, the urban lifestyle, the woman' body, my mum and my grandmother's clothing, lines, forms, patterns, colors, the spirit of modern girls and love stories.
A few words about this collection...
- A Foreign Love Affair - This season, tot is inspired by the elegant and dareful girl from the 50s. She is like a foreigner, standing out from the crowd. Whether she wears her soft crepe dress, graphically-cut; or her shiny brocade jacket over a drapey cotton shirt; or even simply a top with a little collar embroidered by fluorescent sequins, she never goes unnoticed. She is attractive, she is different, without any effort. She is here, in this new place, to be adored.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
The Antioco dress
Where do you manufacture your products?
At our workshop in Shanghai, and fabric source are mainly from Japan, Korean and China.
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
Astrud Gilberto, Me and You and Everyone We Know. Virgin Mary.