Take a life-long wanderlust and passion for global textiles and crafts, add a natural curiosity for the exquisite, sprinkle this with childhood fairytales and the bohemian beauty of Ibiza, and you have the deliciously eclectic Victoria Made With Love & Laughter label. Designed by the owner and creative force of La Galeria Elefante, Victoria Durrer Gasse, the label features chic fashion, accessories and homeware collections that give you the freedom to express yourself. Each piece tells its own story. Either unique or produced in small quantities to ensure its authenticity. And expertly crafted by small family businesses and NGOs around the world. Celebrating artisan communities from India to Madagascar, Guatemala to Ibiza, we’ll take you on a journey when you shop with us.
The clothing range features floaty boho dresses in soft cottons and hand block prints as well as tops, tunics, coats, jackets, trousers, skirts and jumpsuits in cosy cashmeres, wool, hand spun silk, silk satins and vibrant velvets. The popular ‘Frilly Rock’ bikini and our ‘Triangle’ Bikini that comes in a pouch which doubles as a beach purse available in our swimwear range in the most gorgeous cotton and silk prints. Although many pieces are unisex, new for 2020 is our menswear collection of cotton hand block printed long sleeved shirts and swim shorts in bright hand block prints with contrasting lining.
Our luxury accessories consist of beautiful scarves in cashmere, wool, soft cotton, velvet and silk, some plain and others in hand block prints, botanical prints or hand embroidered. A wonderful selection of bags, including some twisted vintage velvet designs made from antique ceremonial hats with ribbon and funky button details. Cummerbunds in liberty prints and kantha-stitched cottons, wool slippers, block printed eye masks and pyjamas and an extraordinary collection of jewellery.
The whimsical homeware collection covers an expanding line of soft furnishings – cushions with gorgeous hand embroidered details, vintage fabric cushions with velvet and ribbon details, silk velvet blankets with silk ball trim, hand crocheted bedspreads, ribbon curtains, macrame curtains with crystals, hand embroidered tea towels, pillow cases, lavender filled velvet nap cushions, pouches and eye masks. To adorn your walls, signature artworks include hand made signs in the shape of a wing or eye, or with the messages ‘love and peace’, ‘magic’ and the ever popular ‘fuck-it’. From her studio nearby, Victoria also makes original bird nest lamps and lampshades to decorate your home.
Other labels by Victoria include ‘Sunny Day’, a cotton casual-wear collaboration with Penny McIvor, and ‘Key To Freedom’, made by the Women’s Interlink Foundation. Partnerships include Urban Outfitters, John Lewis & Partners and Victoria is always open to further collaborations. Victoria Made With Love & Laughter fashion, accessories and homeware pieces are available exclusively online, in La Galeria Elefante concept store in Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza and in pop-ups around the world. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to journey with us on new adventures.