Archive for January 22nd, 2015

What’s Cool About Prabal Gurung


Raised in Nepal, Prabal Gurung is profoundly worldly, having studied and worked in New Delhi, Melbourne, and London before traveling to New York City to study at Parsons School of Design. Shortly thereafter, he was crowned design director at Bill Blass and went on to create his eponymous line in 2009. Although he might be [...]

What’s Cool About Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs of Cushnie et Ochs


Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs are the dream team behind the sexy and chic Cushnie et Ochs. The gorgeous duo launched their line in 2008, and have had critically acclaimed success ever since. They have dressed everyone from Olivia Wilde and Kerry Washington to Eva Longoria and First Lady Michelle Obama.

What’s Cool About Christian Siriano


Christian Siriano might be best known as the winner of season 4 of Project Runway, but it was his love of the stage that got him to the runway in the first place. Christian loved ballet as a child and has proclaimed that his pull towards musical theater is what first ignited his fire for [...]

What’s Cool About Cynthia Rowley


Cool-girl Cynthia Rowley is accustomed to seeing a packed house season after season at New York Fashion Week, but this wasn’t always the case. The bold designer pursued a fashion career by inviting the hottest editors to her very first runway show…at her apartment. Although no one actually attended, years have gone by and Cynthia [...]

What’s Cool About Ralph Lauren


Ralph Lauren is easily one of the biggest names in fashion, but did you know that rather than studying fashion, he actually went to business school, and even served in the US Army! He has been dubbed as the Man Who Dresses America, known for his classic lines and clean cuts. Ralph’s designs have been [...]

What’s Cool About Calvin Klein Collection’s Francisco Costa


Francisco Costa has been the man behind the magic at Calvin Klein for over a decade. As a child living in Brazil, Costa grew up around fashion. His mother ran clothing manufacturer, and Costa often put on fashion shows for charity in their hometown. Costa considered being an architect or a painter before deciding to [...]

What’s Cool About Derek Lam


San Francisco native Derek Lam is known for his classic, clean, feminine, and flirt designs. He grew up surrounded by fashion, as his grandparents ran a factory that specialized in wedding gowns. Derek actually worked as an assistant for Michael Kors before moving to Hong Kong and working as a designer there for four years.

What’s Cool About Erin Fetherston


San Francisco native Erin Fetherston is best known for her soft, ethereal, feminine designs. She has a signature aesthetic that is truly all her own and has been celebrated by the press on a number of occasions. Though she is heavily involved in the world of fashion, having appeared as herself on an episode of [...]

What’s Cool About Jenny Packham


Jenny Packham’s eponymous line is super-refined, elegant, and tasteful. She is best known for her detailed, flowing gowns and old Hollywood style bridal wear. She is a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who has worn Jenny’s designs time and time again. Packham’s gowns and dresses have been featured in multiple television shows [...]

What’s Cool About Vivienne Tam


Vivienne Tam is one of our favorite designers here at Lives of Style. Her pieces never fail to represent the vivaciousness that she so embodies. She often draws inspiration from her Chinese heritage, employing and East meets West aesthetic throughout her collections. Not only have her bold, rich designs earned a place at ritzy boutiques [...]

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