JOSEPH modernised women. As the sixties drew to a close, Casablanca-born Joseph Ettedgui imagined a revolution in the way we buy fashion and so created a conceptual boutique to discover new ideas and new designers. Then in 1972 the JOSEPH in-house label was launched, placing importance on luxury essentials. Today, under the creative direction of Louise Trotter, JOSEPH has become a contemporary designer brand respected worldwide. Each men’s and women’s collection, shown during London Fashion Week, explores the nuances of personality through intimate detail, sartorial techniques and luxurious fabrications. An essential framework of wardrobe icons—the pant, the sweater, the blouse and more—are established as new and modern classics. The codes of the house are deconstructed, personalised, twisted.