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Designer Bios

  • Handmade Sterling Silver Jewelry - Archive Silver Jewelry Biography

    Archive Silver Jewelry produces handmade sterling silver jewelry inspired by the pages of history, foreign cultures, and the intrinsic beauty of natural materials. Whether it is a simple silver ring, or large statement necklace, Archive silver jewelry is crafted to compliment, and never distract from, the innate beauty and sophistication of the woman who wears it.

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  • BCBGMaxAzria Fashion Designer Biography

    If you love BCBGMAXAZRIA clothing as much as we do, then you've probably caught yourself wondering "Who designs BCBG clothing" at least once. BCBG, is the lifetime vision of one man: Max Azria. That's right, Max Azria is founder, designer, chairman and chief executive officer of BCBG Clothing Designs. He is responsible for designing and creating all those gorgeous BCBG jacket, BCBG Dresses, and BCBG shoes that we all know and love! His BCBGMaxAzria label is one of America’s leading design houses, with collections that include BCBG evening dresses, BCBG cocktail dresses, BCBG handbags, small leather goods, licensed outerwear, footwear, and more! His collections include BCBGMAXAZRIA, which was BCBG’s first big collection, BCBGeneration, and a high-end Max Azria Runway Collection. Combined his collection offer up thousands of designer per year, and outfit women for everything from special occasion and the office, to their weekend escapes! So how did Max Azria become the fashion legend that he is today? Funny you should ask...

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  • Salvatore Ferragamo - Fashion Designer Biography

    Salvatore Ferragamo – Shoe Maker to the Stars

    As one of the most famous women’s shoe designers of the twentieth century, one might never have guessed that the Italian shoemaker, Salvatore Ferragamo actually came from quite humble beginnings. Born in 1898, Salvatore Ferragamo spent his teenage years working as an apprentice in a woman’s shoe shop; before moving to the United States in 1914. The designer’s work was very well received in southern California, and quickly earned Ferragamo a reputation as “the Shoemaker to the Stars”. While in California, Ferragamo took it upon himself to study anatomy at the University of Southern California; so that he might learn how to build shoes that were not only stylish, but comfortable as well. In 1927, after much success, Salvatore Ferragamo returned to Florence, Italy and launched his own collection of designer shoes. Today, the Salvatore Ferragamo brand is even more popular than ever; with sought after styles that include the Salvatore Ferragamo classic bow embellished Vara pump, and the designers famed “Cage Shoe”, “Invisible Sandal”, and “Wedge Heel” among others. In addition to women’s designer shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo’s line has expanded to include men’s shoes, handbags, fragrances, and designer clothing; but this didn’t happen overnight.

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  • Liberty of London Designer Biography

    Arthur Lasenby Liberty was born in Chesham, Buckinghamshire in 1843. He was employed by Messrs Farmer and Rogers in Regent Street in 1862, the year of the International Exhibition at Kensington in London. By 1874, inspired by his 10 years of service, Arthur decided to start a business of his own, which he did the next year. With a £2,000 loan from his future father-in-law, Arthur Liberty accepted the lease of half a shop at 218a Regent Street with only three staff members.

    The shop opened during 1875 selling ornaments, fabric and objets d’art from Japan and the East. Within eighteen months Arthur Liberty had repaid the loan and acquired the second half of 218 Regent Street. As the business grew, neighboring properties were bought and added.  Continue reading

  • Pedro Garcia - Designer Biography

    Zapateros. ­That’s pretty much how the folks at Pedro García de‑ne themselves. Shoemakers, in the most traditional sense of the term...and the most avant-garde sense of the term. At the helm now is the third generation of a family devoted to footwear. ­e saga, however, dates back to grandpa García, the first Pedro, who founded the business in the hectic year of 1925, opening a children’s shoes workshop in Elda, Alicante. T­ree years later it became a factory for men’s footwear.

    In 1954, the second Pedro García, his son, took the reins of the business. Under his direction, the firm expanded its activities and became specialized in women’s footwear. A new, 4,000-m2 factory opened in 1965, and by 1968 the brand was being exported to the world’s premiere markets, appearing in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and being sold at Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman and Russell & Bromley.  Continue reading

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