Despite growing up in India, Mawi, creator of the eponymous label, had always been drawn to London’s creative vibe, its’ music scene and diverse subcultures. Soon after moving to the city she met her future husband and business partner, Tim. The son of an antiques dealer, Tim had a keen eye for vintage and antique collectibles.
Together Mawi and Tim developed a repertoire inspired by British heritage, drawing influence from vintage treasures, royal and historical jewels and romantic heirlooms. They combined this with a highly contemporary architectural and futuristic feel to form MAWI, a brand that combines traditional aesthetics with contemporary vision. What better accessory to pay homage and bid adieu (until next fashion week) the cosmopolitan and heritage-rich runways that London brings to the ‘big four’ than with Mawi’s neon spiked panther head and crystal watchstrap bracelet?