Splendid Shirts, Tops, Hosiery & Clothing
In 1992, Moise Emquies was a law school graduate waiting for the results of his California bar exam when his friend invited him to pass the time by designing a T-shirt for her clothing store. He threw himself into the project, quickly educating himself on textiles in search of the perfect rayon T-shirt on which to put his design. He found the best quality fabric that he could and his first design quickly sold out.
Emquies began designing more and more T-shirts for his friend's boutique in his spare time, always trying to take fabrications to the next level. Splendid is the culmination of Emquies' tireless search to find the softest fabric and most color absorbing yarns in the world in order to create the ultimate T-shirt. After an exhaustive ten year search, he finally discovered the right combination: 50% supima cotton (a luxurious cotton that gives the fabric body) and 50% micro modal (a form of rayon that is super soft and deeply absorbs dyes).
It was then that Emquies finally decided on a name for his new T-shirt collection: Splendid. " I had finally found a way to create the perfect T-shirt, a T-shirt deserving of the name Splendid, the ultimate, the best," explains Emquies.
In 2002, a full T-shirt collection with nine basic bodies was launched and has since grown to become an extensive collection of not only T-shirts but tanks, thermals, dresses, shorts, and more. Clean, simple, and effortless best describe the aesthetic of the line, which can be seen in countless magazines, movies and television, and on some of the most famous women in the world including Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst, and Julia Roberts.