The GAIA brand was started in 2009 by designer Gaia Brandt and the collections are handmade and mainly consist of one-off pieces done in a smaller number of styles. Gaia Brandt set up her own label in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has studied Fashion Design with Knitwear at Central Saint Martins College in London and has also been trained as a tailor. In the GAIA design simple silhouettes contrast with quirky details and an appealing treatment of color make up GAIA’s unmistakable look. Her work combines knit with vintage garments and is influenced by her interest in the composition of materials, qualities, structures, styles and colors – new and old. Her work evolves from a combination that cannot be decoded immediately but leaving a mysterious and poetic picture of the world we live in. Inspiration for this expression can be found in many places in our everyday lives, but also from the world of art. The visual tension between illusion and reality and how this works in context.