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October 18, 2012

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 [...]

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October 8, 2012

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 [...]

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August 9, 2012

Frye Designer Biography

On March 10th, 1863, John A. Frye opened the doors of a small shop on Elm Street in Marlboro, Massachusetts. The shoes he made weren’t icons of fashion or fanciful in style. They served a simple purpose: to ease the daily working lives of the hundreds of factory workers in that small New England town. [...]

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August 9, 2012

Brunello Cucinelli Designer Biography

Brunello Cucinelli was born to a family of modest means on September 3, 1953, in Castel Rigone (Perugia). In 1972, he earned a diploma as a land surveyor in Perugia. He studied at the School of Engineering of Perugia University from 1972 to 1974. At 25 years old, he realized that dyed cashmere could be [...]

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July 20, 2012

Vivienne Tam – Designer Biography

Vivienne Tam has become well known for creating beautiful clothes that appeal to all ages, ethnicities, and income levels. She has earned the reputation for offering a stylish and high-quality product while at the same time inviting the consumer to experience the inspiration behind it. A longstanding dedication to innovation and exotic imagery, Vivienne Tam [...]

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July 20, 2012

True Religion Jeans – Designer Biography

True Religion was founded in 2002 by industry veteran Jeffrey Lubell. The founder, chairman and chief executive officer built the brand based on the principles of quality, American-made authentic denim with timeless appeal and a vintage aesthetic. The brand offers a wide range of styles in nearly every category and embraces the motto: “It’s all [...]

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July 20, 2012

Poleci Designer Biography

Since its launch in 1994, Poleci has emerged as a collection that is globally recognized for its luxurious fabrics and design sensibility with a cutting edge sophistication that is the trademark of each Poleci collection. Poleci style is accessible, sculptured, and practical for today’s urban lifestyle. Each Poleci collection is a masterful blend of textures, [...]

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July 20, 2012

Emanuel Ungaro – Designer Biography

The rich history of the House of Emanuel Ungaro begins with its eponymous founder, Emanuel Ungaro, whose creativity and artistry launched the legendary brand nearly half a century ago. In 1955, at the age of 22, Emanuel Ungaro moved to Paris to work under the tutelage of Cristobal Balenciaga. Mr. Balenciaga, who was renowned as [...]

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July 20, 2012

Slane & Slane – Designer Biography

Bi-coastal sisters Heath and Landon Slane joined creative forces in 1995 with the desire to design a line of high end sterling silver and 18K gold jewelry. Their design studio was initially a Round Table of sorts where artists, thinkers and seekers could come together to collaborate and share ideas. Their vision of the collection [...]

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July 20, 2012

Shoshanna – Designer Biography

Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss changed the look of dress departments nationwide when she launched her eponymous clothing line, SHOSHANNA, in November 1998. Throughout the years her dresses have remained feminine and whimsical with an attention to detail rarely seen in contemporary collections. Today, in addition to her signature dresses, SHOSHANNA now designs clothing for every season [...]

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July 20, 2012

Lafayette 148 New York – Designer Biography

Chic and modern designs in the most luxurious fabrics define the Lafayette 148 New York Collection. With its outstanding attention to detail and craftsmanship, the line is best known for beautiful, feminine separates, novelty embellished pieces, exquisite leathers, and luxe knitwear. Founded in 1996 and named for its Manhattan street address, the Lafayette 148 collection [...]

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July 20, 2012

3.1 Phillip Lim – Designer Biography

Phillip Lim launched his collection with start-up cash from friend and fabric supplier Wen Zhou in 2004. Almost overnight, his line became both a critical and commercial darling. Lim’s coveted dresses were quickly spotted around town on “It” girls Natalie Portman and Kate Hudson, fueling demand upwards of $12 million wholesale by his third season. [...]

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