I first mentioned the brand a few weeks ago when I was wearing a gorgeous Persifor dress, and now I have the opportunity to share even more about this unique and innovative brand via a Q&A with the company’s founder, Alexandra Thompson. Definitely one to watch, Persifor features designer collaborations on prints matched with amazingly versatile cuts that you truly have to experience and wear to understand the beauty and functionality of the brand. Read on to enter the world that is Persifor to find out where the name originates from, a hint at next season’s collab, and Thompson’s favorite fashion resource.
Fashion Pulse Daily: Tell us a bit about you, and your previous professional experience; and what propelled you to launch Persifor?
Alexandra Thompson: “I’ve been working in the fashion industry for over 10 years for iconic lifestyle companies like J.Crew and Lilly Pulitzer. During this time, I recognized that the current marketplace was lacking a product that combined sophisticated prints in a versatile fabrication for customers seeking an alternative to more expensive and saturated brands. As my friends will tell you, I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit so launching my own company was just a matter of timing.”
FPD: I love that the brand was inspired by your grandfather’s name (Persifor), who was “known for his casual elegance and unique style;” how does the brand personify these aspects?
AT: “My grandfather didn’t over think his outfits. He wore classic items that were well tailored, traveled easily and could accessorized in any different number of ways. With great ease, he always looked pulled together and stood out in a crowd. Persifor seeks to emulate this concept by creating figure flattering and simple silhouettes that are unique, comfortable and wear well. That’s why it was critical to develop a fabric that would be wrinkle resistant and machine washable.” Continue reading…