DESIGNER PROFILE

Meet designer Anne Sofie Madsen

Couture for the masses. Okay, not the masses, but imagine if all the intricate and meticulous techniques that are used to create couture became available to the financially fortunate that purchase ready-to-wear pieces; that’s Anne Sofie Madsen’s ideology. Commercial couture, if you will. Born and raised in Denmark, Anne Sofie Madsen studied fashion design at the Danish School of Design, Copenhagen...
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Meet Project Runway’s Christian Siriano

Not many Fashion designers can say their career started after winning a reality TV show. However, that is precisely what happened to Christian Siriano. Christian was born in Annapolis in 1985 by both Italian and German parents. He said that his parents supported the Arts and encouraged Christian and his sister to pursue them too....
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Meet the Ethical Designer|Christopher Raeburn

  Most people could alter their clothing by adding a piece of ribbon here or trimming the bottom off a garment to make it shorter. However, not many people could take a collection of recycled clothing and transform them into something new and innovative. That is precisely what Christopher Raeburn has done with his collection...
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Meet Fashion Designer|Chadwick Bell

When a designer comes from a family with a succession of craftsmen,you know they’re going to be good at what they do. Four generations of Chadwick Bell’s family were craftsmen, however Chadwick Bell chose a different path. Chadwick was born and raised in South California. His great grandfather was originally from Scotland but emigrated to the...
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Meet American Designer|Jen Kao

Jen Kao is an American designer who can be described in two words; “Carefree Elegance”. Originally from Los Angeles but raised in Kansas, Kao studied Studio Art at New York University and then continued with a graduate degree in Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design in New York.  A far cry from her family’s choice of...
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Meet the designer who started the label|Carven

It is rare that a fashion house, which has been around for decades, gets reinvented for the modern woman. That is precisely what has happened at Carven. Madame Carmen De Tomasso was born in 1909 in Chatellerault. Even though she studied interior design and architecture at Ecole de Beaux Arts, she decided she wanted to...
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Meet the Designers behind Ostwald Helgason

Honesty and trust. Those are the two ingredients to a successful relationship. That is all you need to know, honestly. Get those two sorted and everything will follow like clockwork. Meet Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason, the designers in tandem behind the indubitably chic label, Ostwald Helgason. Susan Ostwald was born and bred in Leipzig, Germany in...
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Meet the designers behind Bensoni

When two fashion designers get together to create a collection it can work or it can go completely wrong. Thankfully, for Benjamin Channing Clyburn and Sonia Yoon it works very well. Ben and Sonia both studied at Parsons School of Design. The pair met at the school and discovered they shared a similar aesthetic. The...
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Meet The Man & Designer|Haider Ackermann

  There is an elephant in the room. Following the dismissal of the disgraced John Galliano from Dior, two men have been the subject of intense Chinese whispers. One of them being Galliano, of course, the other is a certain Haider Ackermann. Not a household name in terms of designers, but a culmination of Karl Lagerfeld pretty much anointing Ackermann...
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Meet The Man behind Altuzarra

Not many aspiring fashion designers can say they got their first job by writing to Marc Jacobs on a whim. However, Joseph Altuzarra did just that. Joseph Altuzurra was born and raised in Paris and moved to America to study at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. He studied Art and Art History where he focused on...
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