You can enjoy a personalized shopping experience at our studio atelier in Columbia, SC. Come explore the world of Anton and Maxine at our studio:
Anton & Maxine Studio Atelier
Located at 713 Saluda Ave, Columbia, SC 29205
Our doors are open M-F 10AM to 3PM
For your convenience we offer after-hours appointments.
Contact us at +1 803 236 9332
"We strive to awaken confidence through clothing that commands 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. We take inspiration from European and Asian styles, combined with an American feel. Anton and Maxine was launched in 2014 by Diko Pekdemir-Lewis with the mission of creating modern designs for women and men. We provide the tools for people to express themselves. 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. Each piece is crafted to be long-lasting, suitable for any season, and versatile for pieces of past and current collections. We offer small batches in sizes XS to XL, with the occasional one-of-a-kind items. At Anoton and Maxine, we strive to create clothes that 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, but I have called Columbia, SC my home since 2016. 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 a tailor Father, my parents' creativity shaped my entire outlook on the world. They 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 Fashion Design. While working as a freelance designer and instructor, I opened DPL Fashion Design in 2009. After success with our first label, we launched our next and current brand, Anton & Maxine. We opened in 2014 and named the brand after my two daughters, Antoinette and Maxine. Our mission is to deliver true luxury and quality garments while igniting confidence in all who wear them.
Diko and Team!