With a degree in fine arts from The Rhode Island School of Design and a degree from l' École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne in Paris, Nicole Miller combines her art training with couture technique. This, along with her French heritage, has given her a unique style and vision. Her irreverent style of clothing has been worn by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Joss Stone, Jennifer Aniston, Beyoncé, Blake Lively and Eva Longoria among others.
Philanthropically minded, Nicole supports primarily environmental causes such as Waterkeeper and Rocky Mountain Institute as well as many children's charities. When not designing, Nicole is an avid skier, wake-boarder, traveller, and foodie. She lives with her husband Kim and their son Palmer in New York City, spending weekends in Sag Harbor.
SEN collection made its debut in February of 2012. The collection, which was well received by both buyers and press, resulted in SEN being acquired by top boutiques across the country as well as many international accounts. This Miami based brand offers core basics with a modern sensibility and style. SEN can be implemented into your existing wardrobe with ease and can be worn from season to season. The SEN woman is modern, strong and diverse. She believes in wearing black in the summer, mixing high and low fashion and understanding that true styles comes from within.
On any given day, you'd find designer, Susana Monaco in her loft, sketching and draping and constantly striving to perfect her skill at flattering the female form. During the day, the picture window behind her floods the room with sunlight, illuminating her creativity as it permeates the seamless, open space. Wearing her uniform, she is a blank slate, allowing her designs to take the spotlight.
The Susana Monaco collection runs the gamut in contemporary designer clothing. Creating everything from dresses, to outerwear, to swimsuits, but knits are Susana’s specialty. Knits allow Susana the freedom to sculpt the female body, highlight its attractions and showcase its beauty. Her goal for her clothing has always been to embrace the current trends while suggesting something previously unheard of – a distinction that becomes an inevitability.
Susana’s designs have garnered worldwide recognition. Her loyal following is drawn to the high quality fabrics, meticulous attention to detail, and the clothing’s timeless appeal. Over the years, Susana Monaco inc. has garnered a sizable following of both celebrities and industry experts. Despite her global success, Monaco remains loyal to her roots. Her father has since passed his factory down to his children, but it remains within the family and produces a portion of each collection. Everything goes back to that factory and the art that first introduced Susana to the possibilities.
Aryn Glasser is a Los Angeles-based designer whose line revolves around her personal philosophy that "less is more." Born and raised in Los Angeles, Glasser, the daughter of denim magnate Michael Glasser – the powerhouse behind Seven, Citizens for Humanity, and Rich and Skinny - had the kind of exposure to design growing up that destined a future in fashion.
"When I was younger I would go to my dad’s office and watch what was going on. As I got older, while shopping I’d see items that inspired me. I would say to him, "You should really make something that has this detailing, or a pocket like this." Aryn soon found herself consulting on her father's line, sitting in on meetings, and studying the methods behind the madness of apparel. Aryn Glasser’s natural eye for style and undeniable passion for creating, quickly catapulted her to design some garments of her own, and thus the ARYN GLASSER line was born.
"I wanted to create a line that allows women to keep it simple, be comfortable yet also providing elements of sexy" Aryn says. A self-proclaimed "jeans and t-shirt girl," she drew on her own contemporary laid-back style for inspiration. For Aryn, style is about having fun and her approach is apparent in her edgy, sophisticated take on basic essential pieces. Her instinctive aptitude in design is seen through her use of specially developed knit fabrics (exclusive to the ARYN GLASSER brand), lambskin leather and an attention to detail. The mantra for the line is classically chic with a twist of edge. I remember the first time I tried on a piece from the collection, I immediately said “I could easily fly to Europe in this without having to change on the plane and still be fashionable”. ARYN GLASSER is a benchmark for feminine tailoring with a masculine edge. The simple and versatile nature of her own style is reflected in her designs.
The collection is Made in America and eco-friendly.
CHARLI has been developed around a core of signature Supersoft Jersey essentials and easy- luxe separates. The day-to-night contemporary feel reflects the energy of the city Charli was born, London.
Spring/Summer 2016 collection is formed around a relaxed expression with uncomplicated sensibility. Washed Silk/Linen contrasts against transparent drapey heathered modal, building looks based on layering differing textures.
The soft neutral palette is built around Carbon and Bone-White with highlights of Coral, Lemon and Sky Blue adding depth. The seasons printed jersey styles are inspired by Shibori dyeing techniques and abstract minimalist brushstroke ombré
Cropped easy trousers with tailoring accents in washed woven fabrics pair with oversize silk shirting to create a laid-back city- chic reflecting the mood of the season. Core Sandwashed Crêpe de Chine and lightweight 100% Cashmere sweaters play between loose and slim, drape and structure; form the foundation of the Charli ‘total look’ aesthetic.
Drawing upon her vast knowledge of the market and her appreciation for color, pattern, and shape, Angela Taylor George created Alice & Trixie in 1997. The collection was named as a playful tribute to the heroines of the 1950’s sitcom, The Honeymooners.
Alice & Trixie is a celebration of Angela’s obsession for exploring vintage stores and global marketplaces, her appreciation for style icons of the past, and her passion for art. The essence of the collection is bohemian glamour that is reflected in unique vibrant prints and rich solid hues in effortlessly chic silhouettes. Angela believes that when a woman is wearing something that she loves, she radiates. She designs for the woman that is feminine, chic, sexy, and most of all confident.
With its undeniably inspired aesthetic, Alice & Trixie has attained a loyal following which includes international tastemakers and celebrities. It is sold in top department and specialty stores around the globe.
The Korner is a Paris based contemporary collection designed by two graduates from the prestigious design school, ESMOD. Each designer brings exceptional talent and diversity to the collection. The Korner is feminine with a tailored touch which screams chic.
Since 2009, BLAQUE LABEL has been outfitting the cosmopolitan woman with clever, practical, and attainable interpretations of looks from the international runways. With a chic and sophisticated woman in mind, the BLAQUE LABEL design team continually delivers luxe, high-fashion styles in flattering silhouettes that will compliment any fashion scene.
The object of cultish adoration, ecru has been universally hailed as makers of the world's best fitting pants by retailers and consumers nationwide. ecru started with one style ...The "beck trouser" in our exclusive double stretch fabric. Once women tried these clean, modern and sexy pants on; they were hooked and ecru quickly developed a loyal following.
Now available in more than 600 fine specialty stores across North America,ecru's line of sophisticated pants, tops, jackets, leathers and suede items allow our discerning customer to move effortlessly from the office to dinner, to the weekend, to a party, to vacation. These women place a premium on fabric, quality, fit and original styling that ecru consistently delivers.
ecru's legendary perfectionism, meticulous attention to detail and staunch adherence to its product vision separates us from the pack with one top retailer referring to ecru as "the only game in town" when it comes to contemporary sportswear.
Fashion designer Mélissa Nepton specializes in modern, ready-to-wear couture that targets the urban career woman. Hers is a vision that emanates from tailoring mastery and practicality, reflecting both her personality and view of fashion.
Mélissa understood at a young age that fabrics were creative tools she wanted to explore as she watched her mother create theater costumes and children’s clothes. Mélissa quickly embraced a steadfast road to fashion perfection. She completes her prep school years attending the renowned fashion program at Marie-Victorin College before entering Montreal’s L’École supérieure de mode. Mélissa’s talent is already noticeable and attracts her teachers’ support, encouraging her to pursue studies abroad. This called to Mélissa’s sense of adventure, and she set sail for Paris to complete her academic education at L’École Nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris – a formative year where she presents her first runway show.
Back in Montréal, Mélissa furthers her understanding of the industry’s business side by working as a buyer-designer for the Marie-Claire Group. Her dream of creating her own label comes true in the unique form of a reality TV show when she was cast in La Collection, Québec’s version of Project Runway. Mélissa soon after establishes her eponymous label and followed with a first collection at Montreal’s Fashion Week in 2009.
Her career indubitably takes off and she quickly establishes herself among top designers in Québec. In the following years, Mélissa Nepton presents six collections at both the Montreal and Toronto Fashion Weeks. She succeeds at impressing the fashion press while pleasing the audience. With each turn on the catwalk, Mélissa Nepton innovates and fine-tunes her signature style. Set in an atmosphere of imaginary travels, her runway shows boost innovative collections of impeccably tailored garments made of rich and vaporous fabrics. Mélissa Nepton’s collections are available in an ever-increasing number of boutiques, more than 60 in 2012. The designer also enjoys a strong following amid Quebec celebrities. Actresses Mélissa Desormeaux-Poulin and Marie-Ève Juste wore her designs at the Cannes festival in 2012, which gave Mélissa’s brand international exposure.
In 2012, Mélissa Nepton furthers her commercial power with the launch of an online boutique embedded in her official website. More than an online presence, the virtual boutique offers unique creations for the pleasure of her loyal customers and international fashionistas alike.
In a mere few years, Mélissa Nepton has created collections that made an impact on the Canadian fashion scene, allowing her to become one of the top designers in the country.