Dutchess is the contemporary label of Dutch designer Gwen van den Assem. The design studio is located in Rotterdam in the famous Van Nelle Design Factory, a former factory that manufactured coffee, tea and tobacco. Dutchess stands for laid back luxury, as evident in each style. The sober and sleek designs of Dutchess have their own character, but at the same time they can be worn at all times, to make an effortless statement. All items are manufactured in Europe.