Design Inspiration + Name
In 2011, the IXIAH brand was introduced as a wholesale label and now IXIAH is found in a select few boutiques, online and our main attraction ins our Flagship Store in Paddington, Sydney. The name/title was inspired by a unique floral, native to southern Africa. Some distinctive traits included sword - like leaves, and star - shaped flowers. This was befitting of Davis’ trademark whereby she often engages with a design balance of masculine feminine shape and form.
The genus name is also derived from the Greek word 'ixias' which translates into having chameleon characteristics. Another befitting quality for Davis’ designs whose industry is rooted in the very idea of ‘ changing skins ’. This direction inspired the team and thus the title IXIAH was born.
" Our vision with IXIAH is to develop and grow the label based on a unique, creative and innovative design concept, one that is unlike any other Australian label, the intention is to create an international label set to evolve a life of its own. "