"This season is dark," declares Charlotte Ronson backstage at her Fall 2014 presentation. When Charlotte, a designer known for her sugary sweet look
As chief creative officer of the BCBG Max Azria Group, Lubov Azria, along with her husband, Max, has guided the company to become a global retail powerhouse. On the eve of the company's 25th anniversary, we sat down with Lubov to chat obstacles, inspirations and what the future holds.
"I’ve done a 50-acre resort in the Caribbean, and fashion is harder."
“She is so f***ing cool.” Mention Luv Aj accessories designer Amanda Thomas’s name at any industry gathering and that statement will follow. With a personal style of black (Balenciaga) on black (Phillip Lim) on black (Dsquared2) and a line of turn-the-dial-to-eleven accessories, the 25-year-old has everything Instagram crushes are made of—just ask her 21,000 followers. But don’t think the root of her success is superficial.
California, modernist, cool. And lots of print. Trina Turk products are pretty instantly recognizable, whether we’re talking shift dresses, bedding or special edition Barbies. It’s a level of identifiability that designers in today’s fractured market crave. “We try to express the optimism of California in every product we do,” Turk tells us. But, as she is quick to point out, “You can get a printed short for $20 or $2,000. What we do as a brand has to have value.”
"Be curious, know more than one thing, and don’t be afraid of change." When Alisa Gould-Simon offers career advice, you sit up and listen. Co-fou
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent. That's some serious staying power in a very fickle industry. To celebrate the occasion, we caught up with Vincent--who is also credited as the original creative lead behind contemporary mega-brand Vince--in her Los Angeles showroom.
Most of us can barely get one job and this girl has two -- and two very successful ones at that.