LOV-S (pronounced "loves") is the brainchild of Amsterdam-based Monika Lovas and Robert Kisteleki. The birth of their brand coincides with the arrival of their first child; both are 'Made in Italy'.
Monika is the imaginative designer whose hand can be felt in every LOV-S garment. Her partner, Robert, is the voice-of-reason responsible for strategy and e-commerce.
Together, they share the values which are embedded in the world of LOV-S.
Love, care and devotion for the people we're with, the products we create and the resources we use. Things that give us joy, transcend time, connect and bring us together.
The creative process at LOV-S starts with the selection of yarns, which are sourced from Pitti Immagine Filati - a bi-annual yarn exhibition in Florence that showcases products from the best Italian mills.
The textures are all unique to our brand and are painstakingly developed in our Amsterdam studio. The shapes, draped on a model, are developed to flatter and caress the body. We continue by translating these ideas into prototypes for industrial production, which is when we arrive at our final products.
These products, which you will be holding in your hands, are made at our manufacturing facility in Pesaro, Italy - the birthplace of Rossini. Other, more labor-intensive pieces are produced in collaboration with the Textile Lab of the Textile Museum in Tilburg, The Netherlands. These are usually exclusive, made-to-order items.