LA-based label Enza Costa produces effortlessly elegant garments that enhance a woman’s everyday wardrobe. Enza’s aim is to blur the lines between a designer and contemporary collection and her beautifully crafted pieces are made in Italian jersey, silk rib, and modal viscose. Each piece is incredibly easy to wear and shapes and colours can be worn layered together or as individual pieces. The various pieces will quickly evolve into a woman’s favourite essentials which she will wear again and again.
Design background: Gareth was one of the original founders of Ksubi (formerly known as Tsubi).
Design signatures: “Tailored pagan.”Career highlight: “Autumn/winter 2011: I’m particularly proud of this collection.”
What is your brand philosophy? “Individualism.”
How would you describe your ideal client? “Someone who appreciates the personality behind the product.”
Trademark piece: “4th skin – a bruised red leather jacket.”
Name three things that are inspiring you for autumn/winter 2011: “Earthy tones, open expanses and leather.”
What music is playing in your studio this season? “Ry Cooder, Nick Cave, The Crooked Fiddle, Warren Ellis, Angelo Badalamenti, Vengelis and Dirty Three.”