About Violet


Violet Darkling is the alter ego of New Zealand born designer Louisa Richwhite. Inspired by the darkness and all things nocturnal, teamed with her outdoor roots and quirky humor, ‘Violet Darkling’ reflects a desire to make life just a little more magical.

Growing up on an island off the coast of New Zealand sparked a certain creativity and imagination in Richwhite. Her family relocated to Switzerland and then to England. The English countryside with its woodland creatures and historical heritage, combined with the classic style of fine Swiss luxury, serve as ever-present influences on her avant-garde designs. 

Richwhite's ability to transport us back to our childhood is developed through her distinctive collection, where she reminds us of the fears, the magic, our fascination with ‘Things of the Night’.



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