Thomas Wylde has become one of the most coveted international brands that continues to re-invent the Rock-and-Roll aesthetic, leaving a permanent imprint on the fashion industry. Founder, CEO, and Creative Director Paula Thomas has been the visionary and driving force behind the brand. Ms. Thomas’s interpretation of this modern rebel has struck a chord with women around the world. In a short period of time Thomas Wylde gained worldwide attention and secured a dedicated celebrity following, including A-list celebrities such as: Angelina Jolie, Sienna Miller, Heidi Klum, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Rihanna, Hallie Berry, Nicole Ritchie and Megan Fox to mention but a few.
Paula’s multifaceted career spans over two decades and writes the story of a woman whose drive and keen eye have been the catalyst that propelled the Thomas Wylde brand to an international platform. Discovered in her hometown of Birmingham England, Thomas first realized enormous success as a top model, shot by world-renowned photographers and gracing the pages of prestigious publications such as Vogue, ID, The Face and Elle magazine.
Venturing behind the scenes, she became the creative partner of highly esteemed designer Julien MacDonald, co-designing collections, selling to international buyers and dressing celebrities. But she was destined to set out on her own and, despite being asked to work along side Julien at the House of Givenchy, Thomas realized her future design aspirations lay in a different direction.
Thomas Wylde was launched in 2006. The name is derived from her own heritage; her Welsh father Robert Thomas and great-grandmother Catherine Wylde. The brand embodies the spirit of punk, yet has a luxurious sophistication and feminine appeal. Now in its tenth season, the collection is sold in over 180 luxury boutiques and department stores around the world.