Clements Ribeiro is the partnership of husband and wife Inacio Ribeiro and Suzanne Clements. The couple met and graduated at Central St Martin’s design school, which has been the starting point for many of the world’s most influential fashion designers.
Stemming from their quintessential differences in background and personality – Inacio is Brazilian, at once articulate and introspective; Suzanne is British, intuitive and dynamic – their line consists of familiar fashion elements, subverting them with wit and intelligence. Their collections explore a vast array of themes, displaying the designers’ scope of interests and the energy that comes from such a varried mix.
One of Britain’s great designs talents, the backbone of their work is an irreverent take on traditional elegance. Colours, prints and materials are used in eccentric and exuberant ways, while meticulous attention is paid to the cut and finish of creating clothes and accessories that are timeless in their appeal.
Their designs are instantly recognizable and have been hugely influential in the fashion industry. Inspiration comes from vintage elements such as vintage knitwear, silk scarves from the 40’s and 50’s, and 80’s couture fabrics, often embellished with unique embroideries.