This is a story about friendship and a joint love of travel, fashion, design and beautiful soft 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 Galeries Lafayette.
Bird & Knoll’s seasonal collections 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 multi-tasking functionality.
Sought after worldwide by the discerning woman with a penchant for wanderlust and timeless luxury, the brand launched in 2014 with a signature line of luxury scarves using the softest cashmere, silks and cottons as the ‘canvas’ for their artistic photographic narratives of global destinations. In 2016 Bird & Knoll segued into the resort wear market with its beautifully wearable, mood elevating collections bringing a sense of whimsy and escapism into our wardrobes.
“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 try to 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.”
– Macayla Chapman and Natalie Knoll.