YVONNE S. was founded in 2009 by Yvonne Sporre and Mariel Gamboa. What started as a creative vision has now become the brand for inherent bohemian chic. YVONNE S. is versatile, whether traveling to a beach destination or jet setting to a metropolis. Easy pieces to take with you everywhere. Timeless breezy styles to love forever in your wardrobe and to be worn and paired with the mood of the day and occasion.
Yvonne’s impeccable eye and inspiration for amazing surprising color and print combinations has no boundaries. She personally designs every style and print at her in-house design studio. Each collection is as vibrant and uniquely eclectic but different from the last.
Each piece of YVONNE S. wants you to feel gorgeous beautiful free to dance and play in their comfortable volumes. Our silhouettes in vibrant colors and prints are handcrafted in natural fabrics.The timeless style and imagination paired with a gypsy-esque vibe and an unusual and inspiring color palette has acquired a global following.
Creative Director and Co-Founder of Yvonne S
Yvonne, an Iconic figure in the Fashion industry, began her career as a little girl endlessly curios about the world and creation which she turned into a successful art exhibition at the age of 14. Soon after she became a Top Model, working with some of the most prominent photographers like Serge Lutens, Guy Bourdin, Paolo Roversi, Helmut Newton, Jürgen Teller, Steven Meisel and many others.Yvonne was featured on every magazine cover world-wide and she was the face of Dior and Shiseido for many years
At 27 she decided to quit modelling. Known for her imaginative personal style during her modeling career, it naturally led her to become an Editor and Stylist for Vogue and Face magazine where she inspired many with her trendsetting stories. In the same years, she was working closely with famous Art Director Peter Saville and was herself the Art Director and inspiration for Designer Koji Tatsuno, turning the name sake brand into a huge success.
She quickly became known as a Top stylist and Creative Consultant and was asked to work with Missoni, Balenciaga and Loewe over many years contributing to their most memorable shows.
Her passion and endless creativity naturally shifted into the world of interiors. When she quit modelling, she built and designed her beautiful London home. Which brought her to work with Ilse Crawford and to design many more interiors. All of her incredible spaces and projects are featured in various architectural and decoration magazines.
Yvonne’s world and imagination has no boundaries so it was only natural that in 2009, she created her own brand, capturing the reverie of life with her innate style and colors through the use of ethical materials and enigmatic patterns.
CEO and Co-Founder Yvonne S
Mariel Gamboa founded TRANOI, the famous Paris fashion trade fair in 1991 and headed it as President until 2003 when she successfully sold it and decided to follow once again her pioneering entrepreneurial spirit.
In 2007 Mariel founded LENY (Limited Editions New York) project. This annual event that gathered the top names in the fashion industry including celebrity designers such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jade Jagger, Kate Moss, and Christy Turlington and designer labels like Missoni, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Lutz & Patmos and Costume National. They all participated to support one of the first projects dedicated to climate change. The slogan for the event was “Design for a cause and save the planet.” LENY served to bridge together the fashion industry and environmental protection and gained global press coverage.
The net proceeds from the sales of LENY were donated to Al Gore’s Climate Project.
It was at LENY where Mariel teamed up with Yvonne Sporre, proposing Yvonne to create a limited-edition design that would be presented at the fundraising event in New York in September 2007. Little did they know, that this design would later become the iconic Maxi Hippy Dress and the beginning of the Yvonne S Label.
Following the LENY event, Mariel Gamboa encouraged Yvonne not only to design again, but to create their own label where Yvonne would be the creative power and Mariel would develop the business.
Today Mariel’s passion for creating and developing a business joined with Yvonne’s endless and effortless creative talent, empowered Yvonne S to grow into the globally successful brand.