Born between Bogotá and Amsterdam, GAUGE81 (pronounced go-sh eighty-one) is a proud celebration of two cultures. The brainchild of Colombian-born Monika Silva Michelsen, the brand articulates modern-day femininity and blurs the line between casual and evening wear.
Underpinned by a fluency in knitwear, Monika launched the brand in 2019. The name references an industry term used to describe the weight of yarn and sets the creative platform for the use of unexpected scale and proportions.
Conceived as an unapologetic celebration of femininity and driven by sensuality, gauge81 sculpts distinctive silhouettes that celebrate and lay bare the beauty of feminine features.
At once minimal and full of character, the brand is aiming to cement itself as an alternative to the contemporary status quo.