JOURDEN was founded in 2012 by Anais Mak.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, where the brand is based, Anais moved to Paris to study fashion design at the Studio Berçot. But it was back on home turf, while putting her ideas into practice in the ateliers of local garment makers and tailors on regular trips back to Hong Kong during her studies, that she got to forge her skills as a designer, confronting her creative dreams with reality.
It was through learning from these artisans - and in turn and pushing their boundaries - that the designer was able to hone her distinctive design aesthetic: a subtly perverted take on formal femininity hooked on controlled volumes and fabric experimentation.
The formal wear and old school elements inspired by her well-disciplined childhood growing up in Hong Kong are the canvas of the JOURDEN silhouette. Mixing artisanal and industrial techniques to make clothes that are utterly modern; collections that lend themselves to all types of girls and lifestyles.
JOURDEN (also Anais’s middle name) is about a casual attitude, delivering a graphic punch to generic femininity. A take on the notion of dressing up that is more about twisting the codes of the classic feminine look than breaking them.
Being proper nowadays is seen as a new form of rebellion.
JOURDEN is sold at key international retailers such as Colette, Barneys, Ikram, Lane Crawford, Isetan, Tom Greyhound and Le Bon Marché.