AnnaKempDesigns

.:: Create Yourself ::. The Circus of Fashion

Milan, Italy | 60 Sales on Etsy

5 out of 5 stars
(29 reviews including ratings from DaWanda)
Anna Kemp

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Anna Kemp

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About AnnaKempDesigns

Sales 60
On Etsy since 2016

Create Yourself. Who do you want to be today?

Life is a stage, your clothing is your costume.

I have been a circus and theatre performer my whole life, my love of sewing comes from the same passion: I love theatricality that amplifies everyday emotions and makes life more playful.
Circus life is demanding: Clothes must be comfortable, flexible and strong, while remaining as expressive as you are. They should never hold you back.

My creative process is a conversation with the materials. Fabrics seduce me and tell me how they wish to be used. Then I sew obsessively to make the ideas real.

I make all of my clothes with love. A love of fabrics, a love of creation, and a love of sharing.
They are crafted with the warm conviction that clothes should be stylish, flattering, comfortable and practical. These are the values that go into every single design, and always will.

The nuts and bolts of the process is this: In my studio I custom-make orders for stage costumes and spectacular outfits for performers and other clients.

I also make most of my own clothes. It is these clothes that become the prototypes for my clothing collection. The clothes have to pass these 2 simple tests: I have to love wearing them & they have to receive a lot of compliments.

For many years I got constant requests from friends and acquaintances to make them clothing, but there is only so much one person can do! Eventually a friend convinced me to go and investigate getting other tailors to sew the clothes for me, so that I could share my clothing with the world.

Production of my collection takes place in Milan, Italy, and Bali, Indonesia. I personally buy all the fabrics, threads, buttons and accessories. I design my fabric prints, get them made into silk screens and work with a small silk-screening business. I take the fabrics to get dyed in my favourite colours. I work with an individual tailor in Italy and a small locally owned workshop in Bali- where I get the cloth cut and sewn. The people I work with are highly skilled and have a great attention to detail.

They also uphold workplace values that I consider essential: A wonderful physical and social working environment (spacious, light, healthy and full of laughter), strictly observed international standards for working hours, and annually mandated salary increases.
Sustaining these values comes at a price I am happy to pay.
You could call this fair trade. I just call it doing good business.

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Production partners

  • Ambrogina Atelier

    Lomagna, Italy

    I work with a skilled pattern maker to ensure my patterns are professional standard. I then have a very skilled seamstress help me cut and sew the clothes

  • Tailoring Workshop

    Bali, Indonesia

    I work with a pattern maker who helps me revise my not-so-perfect patterns and prototypes into professional ones. I then work with a small team of very skilled tailors who use those patterns to cut and sew my clothes.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 9, 2016
Welcome to your new wardrobe!
Unique, Flattering & Comfortable clothing, in very limited editions.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be happy in your new clothes, so when there really is a problem, I will exchange or refund your purchase.
I do everything to get your order correct BEFORE shipping, which is why I ask you to confirm your size when ordering, and am happy to answer any questions about size, fit, materials etc. I am a small-scale designer, not a big company and cannot cover the costs of your returns.

PLEASE EMAIL ME BEFORE MAKING ANY RETURNS.
All returns must be made within 30 days of delivery.
RETURNS THAT HAVE BEEN WORN OR DAMAGED WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

EXCHANGES
If you wish to exchange an item, please email me to check on availability of your desired item.
You will need to pay for any return postage and for the new postage of any exchanged items. I will not accept any “pay on arrival” packages. I recommend you use a reliable postal service or courier that gives you a tracking number and insures for the value of your goods. I cannot take responsibility for items lost in the post and the package will be your responsibility until it reaches me.
I will wait for the payment of any new shipping to be confirmed before proceeding with shipping your exchanged item.

REFUNDS
Once checked that the merchandise is in perfect condition and that the payment has been confirmed, I will proceed to the refund of the payment, except for the costs for the initial shipment, even in the event that it was not charged to the client initially.

Please note that “SALE” items are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

ADDRESS for all returns is:
ANNA KEMP
℅ PLAY SRL
Via Magenta 27
Lomagna, 23871, LC
ITALY
Payment
Payment can be made via ETSY direct payment, or directly through Paypal. Cancellations cannot be accepted after payment has gone through, but exchanges and refunds are possible; please see below.
Shipping
I want you enjoying your new clothes as soon as possible, please feel free to contact me with any questions.
All standard shipments within the EEC (European Economic Countries) are FREE! For all other international shipments I must charge a small fee. Switzerland and Norway both charge extra importation fees which I cannot avoid!
I ship Monday – Friday, within Europe via Global Logistics Systems (GLS) or for express or International Shipping FEDEX. I do not ship on Holidays or weekends.

Most orders will ship in 5 BUSINESS days. You will receive an email when your item is shipped with the tracking number. Once the order is shipped, your order will arrive within 2-4 days for EEC deliveries, and 7-10 days for International.
Additional policies and FAQs
What is my size?

Sizing changes a lot between countries and brands, so grab a measuring tape and see what AnnaKemp size you are.
I find that just two measurements usually help to find your size:
Chest for TOPS and Beltband for PANTS & SKIRTS.
For more precision you can also measure your Waist and Hips.

ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE IN CENTIMETRES
WOMEN
CHEST : XS -80cm, S -85cm, M -90cm, L -95cm, XL -100cm, XXL -105cm
WAIST : XS -64cm, S -70cm, M -76cm, L -82cm, XL -88cm, XXL -94cm
BELT : XS -72cm, S -77cm, M -82cm, L -87cm, XL -92cm, XXL -97cm
HIPS : XS -90cm, S -95cm, M -100cm, L 105cm, XL -110cm, XXL -115cm



MEN
CHEST : XS - 90cm, S - 95cm, M - 100cm, L - 105cm, XL - 110cm, XXL - 115 cm
WAIST : XS - 85cm, S - 90cm, M - 95cm, L - 100cm, XL - 105cm, XXL - 110cm
BELT : XS - 73cm, S - 78cm, M - 83cm, L - 88cm, XL - 93cm, XXL - 98 cm
HIPS : XS - 88cm, S - 93cm, M - 98cm, L - 103 cm, XL - 108cm, XXL - 113cm

HOW TO TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS
CHEST MEASUREMENT Measure around the fullest part of your bust / chest, with the tape measure parallel to the floor. This measurement will assist you in determining your size for tops and dresses.
WAIST MEASUREMENT Measure around the narrowest part of your natural waistline.
BELTBAND MEASUREMENT This is the height that many models of jeans /pants and skirts sit on the body ( i.e. where you would wear your belt on a classic modern pair of jeans). Measure around the hip bones, about 5cm under the bellybutton.
HIP MEASUREMENT Measure around the fullest part of your hip and but, before the thigh begins to narrow. This measurement will help you determine your size for skirts, pants, & dresses.