Surviving Fashion Week ( day seven) + recap


  • Founded in 2008 by Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty
    • Beatty is a Parson’s graduate
  • Inspired by Kenya, Africa
  • The line uses unique prints, textures and layering throughout the collection 
  • 2011 and 2012 finalist in the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund

Michael Kors

  • Kors studied at FIT
    • creative director of Céline from 1998 to 2004
  • Founded label in 1981
  • First runway show was Fall 1984
  • The clothing is polished, chic, glamorous, and can have some soft touches at times.
  • The lines best sellers are the accessories, handbags, footwear, sunglasses, watches, jewelry and fragrance

Thomas Wylde

  • Founded in 2006 by Paula Thomas
    • Was a partner with Julien Macdonald for a short time
  • Presented first runway show for NYFW in 2015
  • Looks have been worn by Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Heidi Klum, Beyonce, Madonna, Charlize Theron, Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller, Halle Berry

Stella Nolasco

  • From Puerto Rico
    • degree from Drexel University then attended SACI School of art in Italy.
    • collaborated with John Malkovich for his line, Technobohemian
  • Their first NYFW show was Spring 2015
  • The line uses mostly lace and sheer material creating elegance to the clothing

Naeem Khan

  • Khan
    • Born in India
    • His grandfather and father were designers creating pieces worn by foal families
    • Learned details about fashion and design while working at Halston
    • In 2008 became a member of CFDA
  • Launched in 2003
  • Debuted an exclusive collection for HSN, TIMELESS by Naeem Khan
  • The bridal line launched in October 2013
  • The line is a celebrity favorite
  • The clothing has been shown in Sex & the City and Dreamgirls

Bibhu Mohapatra

  • Bibhu, from India
    • Masters degree in Economics, then enrolled in FIT
    • Was an assistant designer at Halston
    • Senior year at fit won the Critic’s Award for Best Evening Wear Designer
    • Design director at J. Mendel for 9 years
  • Launched first collection in NYFW 2009
  • The line has gowns, cocktail dresses and separates. 


  • Hugo boss
    • Parents owned a lingerie store
    • They were known supporters of Hitler
      • After bankruptcy, they produced uniforms for the Sturmabteilung, the Hitler Youth, and the Schutzstaffel.
      • After world war 2 Hugo was fined for supporting the Nazis and his voting rights were taken away
      • Hugo Boss company was alleged in 1999 of using slave workers to produce uniforms for the forces of Hitler
        • The company agreed to distribute over 1 million dollars to the families of the laborers.
  • Founded in 1923 producing shirts, jackets, business and sportswear
    • Shortly the company was forced into bankruptcy
  • Currently Jason Wu is the Art Director


  • Founded in 1984
  • Becoming a public trade enterprise in 1996 then in 2001 was acquired by Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
  • The brand balances their looks between comfort with luxe and desirable yet practical.
  • The concept is based on “seven easy pieces” where items are interchangeable to create many different looks


  • Debuted in 1983
  • In 2003 Millard Drexler joined as Chairman and CEO
  • Their line includes childrenswear and a wedding & event collection.
  • In 2006 they launched Madewell, a denim label

Anna Sui

  • At the age 4 Anna decided she wanted to become a designer 
    • Attended Parsons
    • Worked with Steven Meisel and sportswear companies
  • Launched first collection in 1981
  • 1991 was first runway collection
  • The line uses a lot of print and has a vintage vibe to it.
  • also launched cosmetics, fragrance, shoe and accessory licenses

Greg Lauren

  • Greg Lauren is the nephew of Ralph Lauren
    • Graduated fromPrinceton
    • Moved to LA to be an actor and painter
  • Launched fashion label in 2011
  • Original blazers, jackets and suits were crafted entirely out of paper

Demoo Parkchoonmoo

  • By Korean designer Demi Choonmoo Park
    • Her family owned a children’s apparel company
    • Hong-Ik University majoring in Industrial design then Kookje Fashion School where she studied fashion design
  • Began label in 1988
  • one of the most influential designers of 2010
  • in 2010 participated in NYFW CONCEPT KOREA
  • The designs are edgy and emphasize layering while using a lot of neutral colors and black and white