Seraphina was born out of our founder Fiona Hodges’ memories of her childhood on her father’s tea plantation in Darjeeling, coupled with her love of design. Fiona worked for Vogue in London and Sydney, but in her 30s found herself back in India, this time in Delhi.
Captivated and inspired by the colour, texture and beauty of the fabrics, she was inspired to create this brand of feminine and modern pieces, ones that make you feel your very best when you wear them and that you enjoy pulling out of your wardrobe time and time again.
“I bought some fabric in the market and found a one-man-band to make up a kaftan,” she says. “He took my fabric up to his roof terrace where he sat with a simple sewing machine and views of the city. He made my idea become a reality. The joy of seeing cloth turn into clothes and overseeing that process, gave me such a thrill. I guess I’ve been hooked on the magic ever since.”
Today, Seraphina offers a curated collection of timeless and conscious clothing, all crafted from the finest natural fabrics such as linens, cottons and silks. The styles and prints are all designed in house. Fiona continues to be inspired by the vibrancy and colours of India which she now considers her second home.