Estrella Tadeo is a San Francisco-based designer of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and men’s customized vintage clothing. Her distinctive risk-and-reward approach to design allows her the freedoms necessary to draw upon and pay expert homage to myriad schools of fashion theory and thought, from the vanguard of the Antwerp 6 to the storied ateliers of Savile Row. In less capable hands the resulting effect would be an erratic mish-mash of styles and influences. The final result, though, is an aggressively unique spectrum of designs that enable its wearers to not merely represent the magnificent history of fashion – but to also stand boldly at its forefront.

All photography by Zdenek Milka