Behind the brand
Launched in 2019, Empire Sapphire is a new equestrian and sportswear fashion brand.
Although women are our principal focus, the brand also works to offer all lovers of sport and horses everything they need.
Our clothes are designed to mould to your body as you move. We look carefully at every detail of the structure of our clothes to produce a different style, at once modern and comfortable, but without losing the elegance that has been an abiding feature of equestrian fashion and without forgetting why you are wearing our clothes: to reach your ultimate goals.
We are pushing boundaries, constantly taking elements from street style, playing with garments, forms, colours and different combinations not only for sport, but for everyday life.
On designerBetina Alonso
Founder and MD,born in Galicia in northern Spain.
Thanks to her family’s involvement with knitting, Betina grew up surrounded by fashion and fabric. She has been keenly interested in what people wear; each individual’s personal style regardless of race or culture, everyone just wants to have their own style, to enjoy the freedom that fashion offers.
She sees clothes as a means of self-expression, where each person’s freedom has to be respected. There should be no rules or judgment of other people’s styles: “It would be really boring if everyone dressed the same way, I like it when people are different, I find it inspiring,” she says.
As a lover of animals, nature and a mindful and active life, she has been determined since she was a girl to live a life that made her happy. She realised that she would need to be true to herself to achieve that. Now, at the age of twenty-six, she has decided to take her courage in her hands and face her biggest challenge yet, a challenge she has called Empire Sapphire.
“Let the passion, drive your proffesion”, is one of her favourite quotes.