Esse Vie is a contemporary British label founded in 2015 by designer Sonam Vaswani. The brand was born out of a desire to make luxury clothing that caters to the various curves in every woman’s friendship circle. Its ultra-feminine designs feature silhouettes to flatter all shapes, in sublime fabrics that strike an elevated note for evening.

The collection is a celebration of the top as the ultimate transitional piece. Varying lengths and innovative cuts add versatility to the wardrobe season after season. Lustrous fabrics such as lace and velvet create an air of timeless romanticism, offset by a clean, monochrome palette to achieve a pared-back, polished aesthetic.

Growing up between the diverse cultural spheres of London and Dubai, inspired her Indian heritage, Sonam developed a curious fascination with femininity in all its forms. She is passionate about designing for the myriad figures of the women in her life, rather than the mannequin: “I’m not interested in the unattainable; our beauty lies in our differences. I believe we’re entering a new era of body confidence and I fully embrace this.”

The brand ethos is be recognised as a label that is inclusive, exclusive and celebrates a woman’s natural shape.

The Esse Vie woman is strong, fearless, authentic and effortlessly chic.