We also offer direct shopping with us at our studio atelier in Columbia, SC. Please visit us at:
Anton & Maxine
713 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC 29205
Hours: M-F 10AM to 3PM
After-hours appointments are available.
+1 803 236 9332
“Our mission is to create confidence and positive compliments.”
Anton & Maxine is a handmade slow fashion brand based in Columbia, SC.
We create elegant luxury clothing with a focus on minimalism, comfort, and fine detail. Inspired by a mix of European and Asian styles, combined with the American feel.
Launched in 2014 by Diko Pekdemir - Lewis with the mission to create modern designs for women and now men in the creative work fields who love to express themself with their own style.
Our goal is to empower women and men to wear what makes them look and feel great.
Every Anton & Maxine garment is thoughtfully designed and professionally tailored in-house with expert craftsmanship and high-quality materials. Made for long-lasting wear, suitable for any season, and easy to combine with previous collection pieces.
We offer small batches in sizes XS to XL, with the addition of one-of-a-kind items.
It is our desire that Anton & Maxine clothing make you feel beautiful, elegant, comfortable, and most importantly… happy.
About the Designer/ Owner.
Hello, my name is Diko Pekdemir – Lewis and welcome to Anton & Maxine. I was born and raised in Germany and since 2016 Columbia SC is my home.
What started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion thanks to my family and upbringing. Born and raised in Heidelberg, Germany, with a singer/poet Mother, and tailor Father, my parent’s creativity shaped my entire outlook on the world. Both enjoyed and loved their craft and shared these passions with me.
This passion grew as I did, from designing and crafting dresses for my dolls to leading a career in fashion design. A 3-year study program and apprenticeship degree in bespoke tailoring, followed by a Bachelor in Fashion Arts at Modeschule Schloss Eller, in Duesseldorf built the fundamentals for my professional future.
After working for several fashion companies and developing my experience in design, we launched our first accessories label. DPL Fashiondesign started in 2009 while I worked on the side as a freelance designer and instructor.
Showing promise with our first label, we launched our next and current brand, Anton & Maxine, in 2014. The brand is named after my two daughters Antoinette and Maxine.
Since 2016 Anton& Maxine is based in Columbia, the heart of South Carolina.
True luxury is having clothes you can wear repeatedly.
Diko and Team!