A chilly December day. Despina was in Hamburg with Mladen Petric; browsing the web, she saw that a shop unit in Zurich had come up for rent. Caroline was in Zurich at the time and checked out the premises. Prior to then, the two had spent years wearing fashion they liked, but which wasn't available in Zurich: garments that flattered the female body and enhanced, rather than covered up, its beauty. Women often came up to them asking them what they were wearing. They willingly revealed their sources. And now the chance had come up to present their finds in a boutique all of their own. It was now or never.