We are AN-NA.
A London based directional knitwear brand, founded in 2020 during the global pandemic by us, Antonio Cordedda and Lucas Nascimento. Two experienced industry insiders, we began to bounce around creative ideas on our daily walks, finding a freedom of imagination that was unrestricted by deadlines, agendas and pressure to perform. Just like that, AN-NA was born.
Together we bring over two decades’ worth of fashion industry experience to the label. Lucas leads on design - a seasoned knitwear designer - he launched his own NEWGEN backed brand in 2009 and has been consulting for a variety of international brands ever since. Antonio contributes an incisive and artistic eye from years heading up visual merchandising at global luxury labels. Between us, we’re driven by a passion for detail and creativity.
Taking a human-paced approach to fashion, we work in small batches, taking the time that we need to create and produce collections with care. This gives us the power to be responsible and produce each batch with precision, staying hyper focused on knitwear technique, quality and longevity. The clothes only land when we are happy with them!
We design with our friends in mind - no imagined, faceless consumers here. We delve into their lives and deliver what’s important to them – beautiful, luxurious and considered pieces that can be worn lounging, dog-walking, partying and anything in between. Fashion with a human connection, we invite you to join our journey.
Knitwear perfectionists, fit and function is fundamental to us. We source the finest materials to add refined texture and silhouette to every garment. But we came to play, subverting the classic styles and adding contemporary design twists at every turn. Unafraid of colour - we have Brazilian and Filipino heritage after all - we like to flash unexpected, vibrant tones throughout the batches.
Designed to delight and to last a lifetime, each piece is destined to become a wardrobe favourite, repeatedly worn and forever treasured.