This is a story about friendship and a joint love of travel, fashion, design and beautiful natural textiles. When Natalie Knoll and Macayla Chapman met in Sydney in 2012, little did they know that they were starting an Antipodean success story that would take their resort wear from Australia and New Zealand to the floors of Harvey Nichols, Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods and Four Seasons Resorts.
Regardless of the season, Bird & Knoll’s resort-wear envisages the quintessential elements of the beach or a tropical resort. Their collections are crafted in the highest quality lightweight silks and cottons to pay homage to the laissez-faire attitude of the co-founders’ coastal lifestyles - pieces designed to flow easily from vacation to everyday - feminine luxury with multitasking functionality.
Now a seasonal favourite with the discerning woman with a penchant for wanderlust and timeless luxury, these beautifully wearable, mood elevating pieces bring a sense of whimsy and escapism into our wardrobes. Designed by women for women, there is a distinct understanding of how women want to feel when they dress – empowered but feminine and thoughtful in intention and details.
“The Bird & Knoll woman seeks pared-back sophistication and assured femininity but with a playful nod to travel through colour and details. We immerse ourselves in our creative mood-boards and infuse our designs with the feeling and romance of walking down a Puglian alleyway, or the sensation of the sun on your arms in Mexico, the scent of Bougainvillea in Tulum or Greece - A sensory and tactile realisation of our inspirations and adventures.
There is a lot of us in her - she has a multi-faceted life and her statement needs to be versatile, but with flourishes of romantic sensibility.” – Natalie Knoll and Macayla Chapman.