We recently attended the cocktail launch party for ModeWalk.com, a new shopping site which has been featured by Vogue, New York Times, Town & Country, the Harvard Business Review and Style.com. Hosted by Allison Huynh Hassan, Alison Pincus and Christine Suppes at the beautiful Pacific Heights penthouse of Isha and Asim Abdullah, the event brought together San Francisco’s best dressed women with figures from fashion media and e-commerce.
Described as an “immersive shopping experience for discovering the world’s finest luxury treasures,” ModeWalk.com has found an important niche in the field of luxury online shopping by providing previously unavailable access to some of the most desired brands in the world.
The company has launched by being the first website to offer true French haute couture from Alexis Mabille, Alexandre Vauthier, Christophe Josse, Gustavo Lins, Maxime Simoens and On Aura Tout Vu — designers who are members of the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, and winners of French fashion awards.
Ready-to-Wear, shoes, and accessories are available from Andrew Gn (a designer who is widely favored in San Francisco), Anne Valerie Hash, Azzaro, Cesaire, Helene Zubeldia, Laura Do, Lefranc- Ferrant, Larare, Marion Vidal, Mallarino, Martin Grant, Nyamanti, Philippe Ferrandis, Phillipe Roucou, Ragazze Ornamentali, Rochas, Thierry Lasry and Vouelle.
With a management team which includes co-founders Beatrice Pang, Henri Deshays and Ragi Burhum, Mara Behrens and Indre Rockefeller, the company has an esteemed group of advisors, such as Vincent Bastien (the former CEO of Louis Vuitton), Paul Deneve (the CEO of Yves Saint Laurent and former CEO of Lanvin and Nina Ricci), Bruce Jaffe (the CFO of Glam Media) Jon Fahrner, Patricia Lerat, Faisal Masud and Professor Baba Shiv.
By the amount of attention the new company has been getting, it seems well on its way at taking on the net-a-porter and gilt.com’s of the world, with a panache that combines the ingenuity of Silicon Valley and the sophistication of French design. It will be an exciting company to watch, and a pleasure to be one of their customers.