3.1 PHILLIP LIM

An American fashion designer of Chinese descent whose parents immigrated to America from Thailand during the Cambodian Genocide. Lim co-founded and worked at the Los Angeles-based fashion label Development from 2000 to 2004. In the fall of 2005, he co-founded 3.1 Phillip Lim with friend and business partner Wen Zhou, becoming the company’s creative director. […]

ALAÏA

About Alaia Alaia has a unique masterful tailoring towards snugly-fit, innovative knit styles that softly shape and accentuate the feminine silhouette.   Building the Alaia Brand The late Azzedine Alaia (1935-2017) was a shoe designer with North African heritage from Tunis, Tunisia, an area of the world rife with war and conflict. Born to two […]

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

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Founded by designer Alexander McQueen in 1992, the brand uses his name as a fashion house with a reputation for controversy and shock tactics (earning the title “L’Enfant terrible” and “the hooligan of English fashion”).  He staged lavish and unconventional runway shows. Trousers were aptly named “bumsters” and a collection entitled Highland Rape. He recreated […]

ALEXANDER WANG

Wang is known for his urban designs. After designing a Fall 2008 collection using black as the predominant color, he designed his Spring 2009 collection using bright colors such as orange, dusty purple, aqua and hot pink. In the meantime he has reverted to using mainly black fabrics, and is often praised for exhibiting outstanding […]

ALICE & OLIVIA

Alice + Olivia

ABOUT ALICE + OLIVIA Inspired by all the women around her, Stacey Bendet launched Alice + Olivia in 2002. The brand is sophisticated yet eclectic with a playful sensibility. The clothing has the personality and quirky style of its founder, Stacey Bendet.   BUILDING THE ALICE + OLIVIA BRAND As a picky New Yorker, Bendet […]

AMIRI

About Amiri Mike Amiri is an Iranian-American fashion designer who founded his eponymous luxury streetwear brand in 2014 to embody LA nostalgia and urban edge. Mike Amiri started his fashion designer career as a designer for iconic musicians in need of stage pieces. His first collection consisted of deconstructed and vintage distressed jeans. With Amiri, […]

AQUAZZURA

About Aquazzura The exclusive Aquazzura collection of women’s shoewear was founded by and is now creatively directed by Edgardo Osorio. Osorio is a luxury shoe designer who was born in Colombia, and raised between Miami and London. The Aquazzura collection was created in 2011 after Osorio’s 10-year long career working in numerous prestigious fashion brand […]

AUDEMARS PIGUET

Swiss manufacturer of luxury mechanical watches and clocks, headquartered in Le Brassus, Switzerland. The company was founded by Jules  Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet in the Vallée de Joux in 1875, acquiring the name Audemars Piguet & Cie in 1881. The company has been family-owned since its founding. Audemars Piguet is a highly regarded watch […]

BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE

About Bao Bao Issey Miyake Issey Miyake, a Japanese clothing designer and fragrance creator, founded Bao Bao Issey Miyake in 2000 to incorporate modern manufacturing technology with textiles and fabrics in the handbag sphere of luxury fashion. Bao Bao is a disruptive, high-tech fashion brand that houses wearable tech as handheld masterpieces. Each piece is […]

BELL & ROSS

Bell & Ross was founded in 1992 as a university project between two lifelong friends, Bruno Belamich (Bell) and Carlos A. Rosillo (Ross), both of whom shared a vision of producing functional and durable timepieces. With their simple idea of ‘function shapes form’, they changed the world of horology as we know it today. In […]