Sylvie Millstein launched the Hellessy RTW collection in 2012 from her Soho studio where since she has captivated women with her signature designs. Textured fabrications in bold rich colors, trompe l’oeil techniques alongside a sculpted yet fluid silhouette create a modern glam approach with a French nonchalant ease and comfort.
Born and raised in Paris, Millstein moved to NYC with her family after wrapping a 10+ year career as a senior merchant with institutional houses including Chanel, Givenchy, and Harrods in Europe and Japan allowing Millstein to build a strong understanding of the luxury space. This alongside her stylish lifestyle and multicultural French/Japanese background have provided a unique approach which meets the context of her women’s day and evening style.
Hellessy is hand crafted and produced in New York City and recognized by international fashion and lifestyle publications with an influential and diverse celebrity following. Emily Ratajkowski, Priyanka Chopra, Halle Berry, Gemma Chan, Martha Hunt, Rihanna, and Lily James are some of the brand’s loyal followers. Hellessy was a finalist for the US International Woolmark prize in 2016.
Global distribution includes the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia within 70 store locations. Retail partners are Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Lane Crawford, Alothman, Harvey Nichols Dubai, and select specialty stores.