Behind the scenes (Part 1): the faces behind getting the perfect fit on our garments

30 May 2018

Bump or not, we’ve got you covered. At Pfenix & Mach we have taken the time to undertake extensive sampling of each design to ensure that the garment will fit perfectly pregnant or not, and irrespective of body shape. Three beautiful models, and our amazing Garment Tech helped make this possible during several lengthy fit sessions for each design. We are so appreciative of their professionalism and support, and their input and honest feedback during every session.

So, who are the faces behind the development of our designs and garments?

Name: Sophie Van Den Akker

What do you most like about Pfenix & Mach’s designs/garments?

I was absolutely thrilled to take part in the development of, and work alongside, such a unique brand. Pfenix & Mach are like no other maternity brand I have seen in the market. Their fine eye for detail and care in fabrics have been such a stand out in my eye, and as soon as you wear their garments you too will understand why. I have been in this industry for over 13 years and I’m so happy they have arrived.

What would be your go to favourite in the line?

I love the Daydreamer Shirt, especially paired with the Taylor Skinny Jean. It’s such a comfortable and versatile shirt.

What motivates you in everyday life?

My two children Layla (2years) and Leo (8months) are my absolute drive and motivation from the moment I close my eyes to the moment they open. Having children has really put life into perspective and I strive to work harder every single day.

What’s your single greatest achievement in your life so far?

Leading a consistent and healthy balance between work and family. I have been lucky enough to work with leading brands for over 13 years whilst having two of my own beautiful children. My clients who I absolutely adore have shown nothing but support.

What’s your favourite wardrobe item of all time?

Leggings, leggings and more leggings, every girl needs a pair of leggings whether that’s to work out in, or for a casual stroll to the shops. Given this, I decided to create my own brand with my life long best friend – Vault Active; we strive to help women embrace their body with confidence.

What celebrity style, if any, most reflects your own?

Megan Gale is my go-to for inspiration in and out of the modelling industry. Her effortless style is one I admire most.


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