Here are some highlights and background for some of our favorite lines.
Valentino has emerged as one of the industry's leading fashion designers. Their new collection is leading the way into the season with handbags, shoes, sneakers, sweaters, jeans and dresses for women.
Valentino has collaborated with artists from around the world to bring you the boldest new looks for this season's line. Christi Belcourt inspired a new Valentino look with her Water Song Painting. Emerging Australian artist Esther Stewart worked with Valentino to create a unique collection based on her color blocking aesthetic. And you have the always unconventional artist Giosetta Fioroni bringing spontaneity, energy and sentiment to the fashion designer's line.
ALC gets you with their designer quality, contemporary price, New York DNA, and LA ease. This season's line is defined by a strong sense of style and a rich mix of soulful expressions. ALC has its roots in hip hop heritage and an international pioneering spirit.
Andrea Liebeerman, founder of ALC and one of the world's top fashion designers creates lines exclusively for women. From her stylish leather handbags to her hip dresses and cheeky pants, you are there. ALC also presents a small, exclusive line of dresses, tees, pants and shirts, which is meticulously designed just for you.
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand reinterprets your sportswear lifestyle inspired by the theme of urban design. The project is a container, a "home" that offers a way of life and an ideology in order to embrace different areas.
As always, the Golden Goose line this season is designed with minimalism, authenticity and simplicity as core values. Mix and match sneakers, boots, handbags, jackets, jeans and more with as you create yourself from head to toe with Golden Goose. Bring out your urban consciousness.
Iro was founded in 2004 by music industry brothers Laurent and Arik Bitton and in 2016 Anja Rubik has collaborated to showcase their look. Iro brings together Paris charm and effortless street style edge. This season IRO once again puts out a cool, street smart line for the downtown cool girl (or guy).
With a rich pallet of muted hues, experimental design and rework of classic shapes, IRO redefines the mix of French charm and NY class this season. IRO is your go to brand for skinny jeans, cropped bouclé jackets, and playful dresses. Also for women, The IRO collection features an ever-changing color palette and styles of sweaters, tees, boots, and sneakers. Guys can make their mark with boots, sneakers, jackets, jeans, and tees.
Alexander Wang is known for his, slouchy cashmere sweaters, ripped denim, and threadbare tees that breathes the lifestyle of the downtown New York models and cool kids Wang grew up with. The winner of the Council of Fashion Designers of America for womenswear and accessory designer of the year in both 2009 and 2011, he unfailingly constructs pieces that make downtown chic seem effortless. At its core, the Alexander Wang brand has an awareness that is reflected in the unfinished. The curiosity behind the paradox that lies between refined and imperfect.
Wang's tailored skirts, pants and jackets with smart, couture-like profiles meet 1990's style bra tops, shorts, bodycon dresses in neoprene, cropped sweatshirts, and fluorescent fabrics. The fashion designers boots and signature Prisma, Diego, and Rockie handbags round out his line. Wang's urban designs and off-duty aesthetic, a take on casual, streetwise luxury with a youthful and urban edge.
Aquazzura, founded by Edgardo Osorio, Columbian born designer in 2011, once again has footwear that will make you the envy of everyone. Inspiration for Aquazzura’s Fall 2016 Collection came from the "richness and beauty of Russian culture" Edgardo Osorio discovered on a trip to St. Petersburg while the White Nights festival was being held. Dramatic, architectural designs highlighting geometric patterns, sleek straps and signature silhouettes are a trademark of Aquazzura and define this season's footwear.
The collection exposes the brand's mastery of Florence craftsmanship and attention to comfort. A rich palette of muted colors and deep hues permeates the label. Lavish natural materials are crafted into boldly feminine styles with clean lines and sexy profiles.
Osorio believes sultry should be comfortable and has stimulating heels in various heights, sexy over the knee boots, and contoured wedges that radiate sensuality.
Pedro Garcia is world renowned for its opulent footwear and stylish handbags. Founded in 1925, Pedro Garcia began in Elda, Spain as a family owned shoe store. Three generations later, Pedro Garcia is a shoe lover's dream come true. Its uncompromising heritage aside, the label is known for its provocative silhouettes, pioneering use of materials, and bold contrast.
Whether it's heels with a frayed, deconstructed finish, crystal-embellished wedge sandals, or perforated leather boots, the unique fusion of Spanish craftsmanship carries you away.
And you can personify the label's decadent style with Pedro Garcia handbags. Simple yet elegant, these bags showcase the fashion designer's understated aesthetic created from smooth suede and fine leather.
Raquel Allegra was born in Berkeley CA to artisan parents, who encouraged a creative process of instinct, experiment and play. Raquel was the first with her shredding technique that the brand is well known for.
From vintage t’s recycled from the Prison System, and full-length shapes, they became a leader in the industry. In 2009, they ventured into texture, including deerskin, cashmere and French lace.
The RAQUEL ALLEGRA label has esteemed admirers from celebrities, editors, stylists and consumers worldwide.
Ulla Johnson, a native New Yorker, traveled the world with her archeologist parents as a youngster. This early exposure to remote locations around the globe fuse perfectly with her downtown NY upbringing to create the blend of unban sophistication and global consciousness in her line.
Johnson is a unique designer in a unique industry. She bases each season's line on natural fibers, each piece handcrafted individually in Peru or India by local artisans. Fine tailoring, custom prints, and intricate embroidering are synonymous with her label.
As her line has grown from five garments to a complete range of product categories, her unshaking attention to detail and construction have defined her garments, handbags, and footwear. From head to toe, her line has a soft and elegant feel—whether it's dresses, pants, swimwear, shirts, wedges or boots.
Citizens of Humanity, established in 2003 by Jerome Dahan who grew up in Paris, took the fashion world by storm with his unique commitment to cutting edge denim styling, ultimate comfort and perfect fit.
The embodiment of relaxed California style, Citizens of Humanity denim pants, skirts, and jackets brought the concept idea of luxury designer denim to the global market. The line's new washes, new finishing techniques, new fits, and even new denim fabrics have revolutionized the denim industry. Dahan says, ""It is fueled by knowledge, creativity and a love for denim; an enduring symbol of the American landscape which has captured the imagination of the world."
Citizens of Humanity features a new collection this season including embroidered jeans, shirts, and skinny maternity jeans. And as always, the brand's focus is on people—creating a culture of creativity and inspiration.
Current/Elliott has its roots in timeless vintage denim garments. With classic fits, unique silhouettes, and pure aesthetics Current/Elliot goes beyond trends in denim with a look to the future. Inspired by a love for denim and its Americana roots, each piece in the line illuminates a period in denim's history. The result is that every Current/Elliot piece in your closet represents past, present, and future.
Collaboration with fashion designer innovators Marni, Mary Katrantzou, and Charlotte Gainsbourg ensures Current/Elliot is fashion forward, harmonizing new ideas with what's next in laidback chic.
Classic boyfriend jackets and jeans and skinny jeans are rejuvenated via bold prints with distressed and metallic finishes. Women can rock it with pants, tees, shirts and sweatshirts from Current/Elliot. In addition, women have a sophisticated and urban choice of dresses, skirts, and overalls.
The Great was founded in 2015 by longtime best friends and Council of Fashion Designers of America members Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. Their brand features both innovative womenswear and a full line of adorable clothes for toddlers.
Their love of denim, so evident in Current/Elliot, continues as the duo reinvents luxe denim in their denim pants, jackets, skirts, and overalls under The Great label.
Feel good California vibes glow with The Great's perfect mix and match of boxy shapes, distressed details, oversized outlines, and classic silhouettes. Bringing you everything from high-rise slacks to swing tees, The Great arouses classic Americana moments in their unique design. For anyone who loves a timeless yet modern style that defines her uniqueness.