Classic in style, progressive in mind, Iona embodies elegance and timeless beauty while fully embracing modernity. Every facet of her identity is designed to echo dauntless confidence and effortless charm. Her flexibility and versatility match the endless spontaneity that lives within each of us.
Dublin born, London-based designer Arran Frances Evans grew up always fascinated by materials, how things work and how they are put together. After completing an art foundation course in Parsons Paris, part of The New School, she went on to study product design at Kingston University, London. On graduating, she worked as a product designer for independent design studios, as well as internationally acclaimed names such as Barber & Osgerby. Coming from a product design background, Arran approaches fashion differently by reimagining traditional construction methods, exploring new material possibilities and using them to their strengths.
Respect is one of the founding principles of Arran Frances – Respect for the inspired craftsmanship that goes into each and every one of their products. Respect for the carefully-selected materials, Respect for their diverse range of suppliers and collaborators, and most of all, Respect for their treasured customers. Working with true artisans from diverse geographies, including second-generation leather connoisseurs from central Italy, Arran Frances is intensely committed to the customer’s satisfaction. Resistant to the allure of transient fashion trends, their ethos centres on making products that are a timeless, yet functional, extension of our own personalities. Taking inspiration from materials, structures, and people, Arran Frances’s raison d’etre is to create pieces that reflect the spirit and timeless energy of their customers.
Arran Frances treasures Accomplishment. The brand recognises and celebrates the journey and sacrifices required in its very pursuit, not just those of their customers, manufacturers and partners, but also of themselves. As with their customers, they approach every day, every next step of their journey, with honesty and enthusiasm, and our very inspiration is drawn from the experiences, journeys, and accomplishments of remarkable people from all walks of life in all parts of the world. All honest endeavours, be they small or large, personal or public efforts, create a sense of fulfilment and immense personal satisfaction in their customers as it does in us. This is the very source of their inspiration and it is through you and your own stories of accomplishments, that we are moved to design and create.