Founder, Andrea Leiberman, juggled between multiple internships in her early years. She gained experienced from them as well as training from Parsons School of Design. She is credited for introducing the first known knowledge of celebrity styling. One of her most spoken about works is the iconic Jennifer Lopez “green dress.” She went on to style and collaborate with Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Diaz, and many more. Leiberman has since found peace in launching A.L.C back in 2009.
Serena Rees re-shaped the fashion industry when she decided on launching the brand back in 1994. Her provocative lingerie reached the faces of well-known women like Kylie Minogue and Kate Moss. The company continues to sell colorful and fashionable lingerie and dresses.
Alexis is high-end womenswear line founded by a mother and daughter duo, Ana and Alexis Barbara, that is created in order to embrace the vintage spirit of clothing. Their lavish dresses and sets are designed to embody a style icon that has a chic lifestyle.
The House of Balmain has managed to stand as one of the oldest couture houses in the industry. Founded by Pierre Balmain in 1945, he offered a styling to women like no other. A Style that would later come to be the “Jolie Madame.” Since his passing in 1982, the house steered in a modern route. Olivier Rousteing has rocketed sales and designs since 2011.
BCBG Max Azria is a ready to wear fashion brand that takes a youthful and elegant approach to their designs. The brand was founded and created by French designer Maz Azria and his wife Lubov Azria. He then left France and channeled a label in Los Angeles and has since collaborated with celebrities as well as events.
Carolina Herrera was born and raised in Venezuela and always had her eye set on beauty. She describes being heavily interested in international culture and fashion. Herrera began socializing with the elite of the world and became known as one of the well dressed women of the world. In the start of the 80s, Herrera moved to New York City in hopes to pursuit a career in the fashion industry. Since then she has dressed wealthy and well-known clients and has received many awards.
Caroline Constas is a brand that caters to the cosmopolitan woman. “A style that is now what you wear but how you live.”Caroline Constas is a New York based Canadian designer who designs for all women. From celebrities to the working-woman, everyone is able to wear and rock Caroline Constas.
Fashion Designer Coco Chanel started her brand in Paris. She is best known for her timeless designs and trademarks. The iconic Chanel suits and the little black dress to name a few. She was raised in an orphanage where she was taught to sew. The company has since expanded tremendously and is worth over 20 billion dollars. The band specializes in women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear clothing, luxury goods and fashion accessories.
Cinq à Sept
Pulled from the French Language, Cinq à Sept focuses on the ambiance in the time of day between 5 PM to 7 PM. They are inspired by the warm glow of the vanishing sun and by the office desks abandoned for cocktails. They aim to create clothing that focuses on the feminine romantic aesthetic and sexiness that women desire to feel. Their clothes is made to be versatile and be used in many different variations.
Small but powerful brand, Delfi Collective focuses on creating unique pieces that are perfectly constructed and styled according to their customer. They are a Los Angeles based label being operated by two close friends. The name Delfi came to be when they were inspired by the Delphos Gown in 1907. The dress was pleated to perfection by designer, Mariano Fortuny. The modern brand has since symbolized the dress as inspirations and incorporate pleating in almost all of their pieces.
Derek Lam was created in New York City in the early 200s by designer, Derek Lam. The brand aims to create luxury products with a modern twist. They manufacture women’s clothing, shoes, handbags and eyewear. Derek has been awarded and recognized by the CFDA, FIT Museum, Kennedy Center and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Today, Derek designs clothes for the women who wish to wear urban clothing throughout the time of day. Of course, stylish and fashion forward urban clothing.
Dolce & Gabbana
The Italian luxury fashion house was created in 1985 by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Their first collection was presented in 1985 in Milan. The brand started designing underwear and swimming costumes in 1989. They slowly started shipping out to Japam and to the US. The company soon enough was selling over $500 million dollas worth of goods by the end of the 90s. Today the brand is worth over $5 billion dollars. They focus on creating a style that expresses new forms of elegance, modern classicism, and extreme creativity.
Gucci is an Italian luxury brand that specializes in fashion and leather goods. The house was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence back in 1921. The entity has always focused on being influential, innovative, and progressive. With new head of directory, Alessandro Michele is aiming to redefine the luxury house and is reinforcing its position as one of the world’s most desirable fashion houses. The brand continues to represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and are unsurpassed for their opulent quality.
Herve Lerge is a French fashion house founded by the designer Herve Peugnet. The brand was founded in 1985 and has thrived since then. Peugnet specialized in the creation of the bandage dress, or body con. These were created to mold the body perfectly and allow it to create the perfect shape. Garments that are designed and created at Herve Lerge are knitted and not woven.
La Perla is an Italian luxury lifestyle company that is owned by the Sapinda Group. The brand started as a lingerie brand but has expanded into lifestyle offerings that include sleepwear, bags, shoes, and ready to wear. Since the original creator of La Perla was a master corsetmaker, the tradition and spirit of silk, lace and defined construction has stayed a live through the years.
Maje was created by Judith Milgrom and created the name Maje by combining her loved ones initials. She wanted to create clothing for the active women. At the time, no products were being offered. The brand has since escalated and now owns over 150 stores in France and across the world. Judith defines the Maje brand as feminine, understates, glamorous, and bold.
Missoni was founded in 1953 when creators, Ottavio and Rosita Missoni set up a small knitwear workshop. The Italian fashion house specializes their designs with their colorful knitwear. The brand presented their first collection under the Misssoni brand in Milan back in 1958. Today, their brnd has expanded tremendously and makes over $150 million a year.
Proenza Schouler specializes in creating women’s wear and accessories. The brand was created in NYC by two designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. The name came to be when Jack and Lazaro combined their mother’s maiden names. Their designs are the bridge between the mid century style and the modern day trends.
Emilio Pucci was born into one of the Florence’s most well-known families. He was inspired to liberate women and give them an unprecedented freedom of movement. He began to slowly work with expert fabric manufacturers in Italy to create the best pieces. Pucci is a huge influencer in contemporary fashion and continues to be a seminal force behind luxury sportswear concept.
Ralph Lauren was founded in 1967 and has since sky rocketed into a multi-billion dollar company. They specialize in products from apparel, accessories, and fragrance collections for men and women, as well as children’s wear and home furnishings. They are one of the worlds most widely recognized consumer brand.
Roberto Cavalli is an Italian artist and fashion designer. He began working first on printed leather gowns ad has since wandered off to create a desirable lifestyle. His work is best known for incorporating exotic prints and for the sand-blasted look for jeans. The high-end Italian house not only sells apparel, but clothing, perfume, and leather accessories.
Shanghai Tan is a luxury fashion house based in Hong Kong. The company was founded in 1994 by businessman David Tang. The company aims to decision clothes, accessories, and décor with creativeness and uniqueness. They have discovered a new elegance that translates all over their brand.
Victoria Beckham is a London based designer that creates chic and essential pieces of clothing. She first was known for being apart of the iconic girl group, Spice Girls. The time passed and in 2008 Beckham decided to start a fashion line. The brand specializes in designing luxury apparel, bags, accessories, shoes, and eyewear.
Australian based band has maintain its original image with sophistication, femininity, and a passion for detail. The brand was founded in Sydney in 1991 by sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann. The company has since then grown exponentially and caters to customers around the world. They also continue to be a member of the Australian Fashion Week Advisory Board.