Thai-born accessories designer Porthia Tantivorawong is the owner of PORTHIA women’s footwear brand. Founded in London in 2015, the design house is set to become a new favourite for women in the international fashion scene as a great interpreter of conceptual femininity, pivoting around design elegance and craftsmanship excellence. Porthia achieved her fashion design womenswear degree (MA) from Istituto Marangoni London in 2013. After graduation, she worked as a designer for luxury footwear brands such as Tabitha Simmons and L.K Bennett. Additionally, she underwent training in technicality of shoe craft with Italian shoe masters, bringing in her creations the care and unique sophistication of Made in Italy design. The designer’s Spring Summer 2017 collection was showcased at London Fashion Week and she has recently been named as a finalist in the ‘Footwear Designer of the Year’ category of the Drapers UK Awards 2017, which is the largest footwear-focused fashion retail event in the UK celebrating the best in the industry.