Archive for January, 2015

What’s Cool About Mark and Estel’s Mark Tango and Estel Day

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What happens when rock-and-roll meets the runway? Hit fashion brand Mark and Estel is born! The rocker-glam line, named after designer and musician extraordinaires Mark Tango and Estel Day, is full-on edge. Mark and Estel have a penchant for creating bold, sexy pieces season after season. Their love of music is woven throughout their designs, [...]

What’s Cool About Lela Rose

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Lela Rose’s designs remain modern and elegant with an ethereal flair – a true reflection of her own spirit. During her college days, Lela sold vests that she created from vintage scarves, sparking her interest in fashion design. Her big break came in 2001, when Jenna and Barbara Bush wore her designs to the presidential [...]

What’s Cool About Nicky and Simone Zimmermann of Zimmermann

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Aussie sisters Simone and Nicky Zimmermann are the dream team behind their namesake fashion line, Zimmermann. Airy, light, sexy, and feminine, Zimmermann’s designs hold a delicate, ethereal quality, and suit both the girly girl and the woman with an edge. As a child, Nicky learned how to sew from her grandmother, and consequentially deconstructed and [...]

What’s Cool About Victoria Beckham

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This fashion diva was a cool-girl long before her sleek, sexy designs hit the runway. Victoria had a whirlwind of a career before having her first foray into the world of design in 2004. She created a limited-edition collection of jeans for Rock & Republic called VB Rocks, and was immediately bit by the fashion [...]

What’s Cool About Zang Toi

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Drama, luxury, and opulence serves as the foundation for high-end luxury brand Zang Toi. Label namesake Zang came from humble beginnings, growing up halfway across the world in a small town in Malaysia. He opened his own atelier after moving to New York, and soon thereafter received recognition from Anna Wintour in Vogue’s March 1990 issue.

What’s Cool About Wes Gordon

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You may not know him, but designer Wes Gordon has been on the up-and-up for the past five years, creating a name for himself in the fashion world. His designs are elegant, poised, feminine, and a little bit sexy. They exude effortless luxury and have been worn by some of today’s hottest starlets, including Kim [...]

What’s Cool About Tommy Hilfiger

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Tommy Hilfiger is a fashion mogul who has been dressing the nation for thirty years. Tommy was an innovator from the beginning. In his late teens, the soon-to-be-designer would buy jeans and pants, customize them, and resell them in his hometown. Soon thereafter, he opened up his own store called The People’s Place, where locals [...]

What’s Cool About Tadashi Shoji

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Tadashi Shoji is a dressmaking master. His elegant, intricate, glamorous designs have graced runways and red carpets alike, and he has garnered himself an eclectic fan base consisting of some of Hollywood’s hottest stars. The Japanese-born designer was always interested in the arts, and grew up drawing and painting. Today, his eponymous line is carried [...]

What’s Cool About Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty of Suno

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Not only is high-end brand Suno fashionable, but it is philanthropic as well. Designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty launched their line in 2008 after witnessing post-election violence in Kenya. They set out to create a clothing line that would utilize international skills and craftsmanship. Colorful Kenyan textiles and intricate Indian hand-embroidery have been a [...]

What’s Cool About Sophie Theallet

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Sophie Theallet takes pride in flattering the female body over sticking to harsh trends. The French designer studied fashion in Paris, and has worked hand in hand with Jean Paul Gaultier and Azzedine Alaia, who playfully calls the designer Sophinette. Sophie’s designs are feminine, sensual, and elegant, exuding a Parisian grace that Sophie herself so [...]

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