Founder Vanissa Antonious had very specific ideas in mind when she launched Neous: “First and foremost, it had to have a unique design sensibility, I didn’t want to launch something that already existed. Secondly, it needed to be versatile and timeless.”
Before she started her label, Vanissa cut her teeth as a fashion stylist at fashion magazines in London and Australia. It was then that she realised how women’s shoes and bags were mostly “thin stilettos and overly feminine”, making it tough for women to wear on an everyday basis. This led her to establish Neous in 2017. “I was passionate about creating footwear and handbags with a minimalist aesthetic, yet extremely wearable.”
Below, Vanissa shares with us more on how the pandemic has impacted her business, her future plans for Neous and what keeps her inspired.