IXIAH (pronounced ex'sy' ah') stands by the philosophy of eternal elegance, raw beauty for the classic woman and the pursuit to empower. A brand that is dedicated to the authentic soul, we welcome you into our family in hope that you share our love for slowly produced, culturally inspired and hand-crafted designs. Every style is created from a sketch, every bead is hand placed and every print is our own. Celebrate re-defining beauty into the new-age with IXIAH.
Established in 2012 and born from the creative mind of designer Krystel Davis - English, IXIAH has challenged the tapestry of the fashion scene by abandoning trend driven design. Instead, Krystel draws upon her own sense of style to bring forth collections of intricately embellished, neo - tribal garments for the wild - woman within. A true creative at heart, Krystel is a self taught designer with extensive experience in creative design, illustration and art direction. IXIAH is an expression of Krystel’s spectrum of talents, driven by her desire to create bold and distinct apparel for every woman.
Krystel is a firm believer in the power of self expression through the language of fashion - continuously striving to create original, thoughtful and intricate designs, the aesthetic of which is now widely recognisable as IXIAH. This innate attention to detail and willingness to challenge boundaries has seen IXIAH featured on an impressive client list including the Kardashian sisters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Victoria Secret Model Alessandra Ambrosio, Nicole Richie, Natasha Oakley, Pia Muehlenbeck, Natalia Siwiec, Jennifer Hawkins, Isabel Lucas and influencers all over the world.
IXIAH is essentially for those with an individualistic spirit who dare to be different but not necessarily eccentric.
IXIAH garments are created with elemental attention to detail, inspiring a strong essence of individuality upon those who wear them.
A demi - couture collection for the wild and the wild at heart. IXIAH’s seasonal capsule collections of limited - edition garments are instantly recognisable for their raw elegance. Each collection is curated of hand crafted exuberant designs featuring rich textures and ornate embellishments.
READY TO WEAR
IXIAH’s ready-to-wear collections embrace the elegance of the everyday via innovative design. Each garment is cleverly constructed to radiate IXIAH’s signature silhouette, created to be embraced from dawn til dusk and beyond.
IXIAH basics are designed to form the base of any creatively inspired wardrobe. Trans - seasonal and transcendent of time, all IXIAH basics feature subtle embellishments which elevate the everyday.
DESIGN INSPIRATION + NAME
The IXIAH name/title was inspired by a unique floral, emblazoned with sword-like leaves, and star-shaped blooms, this native African floral is representative of Krystel's individual approach to design, which balances the masculine with the feminine through shape and form.
The brand name is derived from the Greek word ‘ixias’ which translates into having chameleon characteristics, an idea captured by IXIAH in an industry embedded in the very idea of ‘changing skins’.
Through clever melding of these details, IXIAH was born. A name and a label, without any prior connotations - allowing the designs and the wearer to define the meaning of the word.
"The IXIAH vision is to continuously grow and evolve through innovative and creative design, and to challenge the status quo in the conventional fashion scene. To curate a label that is unlike any other, with the intent to foster a global kinship through involvement in community and charity."
– Krystel Davis-English, Founder & Creative Director
It is important that our precious IXIAH community know that beautiful clothing shouldn’t cost the earth nor should it exploit makers. We build long-term relationships with our global partners and ensure they abide by a strict code of conduct and health and safety procedures.
In an effort to be a slow fashion brand we make the conscious decision to use as many natural resources as possible and ensure there is minimal waste, energy and water usage during production.
We are forever learning and finding new ways to make positive changes. To be involved with our journey, when purchasing one of our goodies if a button or bead loosens, repair it, if your denim wears out, let them age beautifully. Our pieces are made to be raw and sustain the test of time so treat them with care.