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Rodarte, Kate & Laura Mulleavy - Designer Interview - The Impression Magazine

Rodarte

Just over a decade since fashion’s favorite sisters landed in NYC toting their celebrated homespun 10-piece collection, Laura and Kate Mulleavy have been manife...

Thom Browne

Over the past decade, THOM BROWNE has become one of the most remarkable designers in New York. To say that he has shifted the eye on menswear proportions is sta...

Rick Owens

Once upon a time, RICK OWENS' love for fashion was his darkest secret. But today, the American fashion designer runs his eponymous label from Paris, exuding a g...

Alexander Wang

A decade has passed since designer ALEXANDER WANG launched his namesake collection with six sweaters, vision, and a ton of determination. Since then, the fashio...
Tory Burch, Exclusive Designer Interview

Tory Burch

Tory Burch, Exclusive Designer Interview BY MARC KARIMZADEH - Editorial Director, CFDA Scrappy – “disorganized” and “untidy” by definition – is hardly a...

Marcus Wainwright

Change. More so than any other season, this New York Fashion Week: Women’s is shaping up to be defined by it. Leading the charge is rag & bone. In June, Co-...
Brandon Maxwell, Exclusive Designer Interview

Brandon Maxwell

Brandon Maxwell, Exclusive Designer Interview BY GEORGE WAYNE His will certainly be the most anticipated show of the New York Fashion Week: Women’s 2017 F...
Rosetta Getty, Designer Interview

Rosetta Getty

Rosetta Getty, Designer Interview BY OBI ANYANWU Rosetta Getty names her parents as her greatest influences. Growing up in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, she w...
Jahnkoy Interview Maria Kazakova

Jahnkoy

Jahnkoy Our Exclusive Designer Interview BY KRISTINE KELLER Maria Kazakova thinks of fashion as a medium to bring people together. It’s this inclusive app...
Bode Our Exclusive Designer Interview

Bode

Bode Our Exclusive Designer Interview BY KRISTINE KELLER, CFDA Emily Bode is contributing to the New York Fashion Week: Men’s emerging history book as one...
Rochambeau, Our Exclusive Designer Interview

Rochambeau

Rochambeau, Our Exclusive Designer Interview BY ERICA ROSEMAN Over the past six years, Joshua Cooper and Laurence Chandler have injected adrenaline into t...
Patrik Ervell, Our Exclusive Designer Interview

Patrik Ervell

Patrik Ervell, Our Exclusive Designer Interview BY MARC KARIMZADEH, Editorial Director - CFDA “A modernism that feels romantic. Something that is pure and...
Todd Snyder Our Exclusive Designer Interview

Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder Our Exclusive Designer Interview BY EMILY SCHULTZE, CFDA “My secret is travel,” says Todd Snyder, elaborating on his design process. “It h...
Anthony Thomas Melillo, Designer Interview

Anthony Thomas Melillo

Anthony Thomas Melillo, Designer Interview BY OBI ANYANWU The difference between a ‘flash in a pan’ and a successful company is branding. Many fashion b...

Fabio Fusi | Creative Director, Furla

Fabio Fusi - Creative Director, Furla Interview BY OBI ANYANWU The history of Furla is just one decade shy of 100 years. Founded by Aldo and Margherita ...

Jo Malone

Creating Paradigms with Scent BY | J MIKEL SACHER Jo Malone has been highly regarded for creating unexpected fragrance combinations and has a new memoir, Jo...

Jeremy Scott

JEREMY SCOTT'S Trek to the Top BY CONSTANCE C.R. WHITE Jeremy Scott is calling from Los Angeles. He sounds remarkably unhurried and focused for someon...

Tommy Hilfiger

In the gridiron of fashion, designer TOMMY HILFIGER is America’s favorite quarterback who, with a knowing wink and smile, we all love to root for as he leads hi...

John Varvatos

While many seek to own a look, designer JOHN VARVATOS has transcended the fashion genre to do something more . . . capture a spirit. That catch was a byproduct ...

Diane von Furstenberg

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Contemplates a New Era for her Company and her Life BY CONSTANCE C.R. WHITE She’s among a handful of designers whose oeuvre captured a...

Donna Karan

One of America's most prolific and impactful designers, Donna Karan has had a career arch that spans 4 decades. This year she will receive the prestigious CFDA'...

Anya Hindmarch

Fashion visionaries are actually much more rare than one might imagine. Most of fashion works within the system, respecting its boundaries and working within th...

Carolina Herrera

In three-and-a-half decades, CAROLINA HERRERA has come represent all that is elegant in New York. She embraced art and photography, and was embraced by Mappleth...

John Elliott

BY MARC KARIMZADEH | Editorial Director, CFDA On his namesake label’s website, designer John Elliott posted a letter that sums up his professional and pers...

Paul Andrew

Contrary to popular opinion, there is no such feat as an overnight success in fashion. And no one knows this better than accessory designer PAUL ANDREW who spen...

Gabriela Hearst

BY MARC KARIMZADEH When Gabriela Hearst says that her designs “don’t scream for attention, but show a presence,” she might as well be describing herself. T...

Siki Im

BY MARC KARIMZADEH A few things people in fashion may be surprised to learn about Siki Im: He was born and raised in Cologne and is a native German speaker...

Thaddeus O’ Neil

BY MARC KARIMZADEH To understand Thaddeus O’Neil, consider the designer’s notebooks that he has used to unveil new collections in the past. These books, wh...

Kate Valentine & Andy Spade

While the first date is always alluring, long term partners know it is the second date that counts. Kate Spade founders and power couple KATE VALENTINE & AN...

Joseph Abboud

BY ERICA ROSEMAN There is a certain sense of patriotism one gets when hearing the Star Spangled Banner. Not necessarily before sporting matches, but when i...

Lubov Azria

In the past 20 years, the landscape of fashion has gone from the haves and the have nots to a democracy that has opened its doors to all. BCBG MAX AZRIA and its...

Nicholas K

For the past 10 years the sibling duo of CHRISTOPHER & NICHOLAS KUNZ have risen in the fashion ranks to represent one of America's brightest fashion stars t...

Zachary Prell

BY CONSTANCE C.R. WHITE With his jump from finance to fashion complete, designer Zachary Prell is poised to turn a corner in his eponymous firm, a company ...

Marissa Webb

Breakout designers are not born . . . they are made. But as MARISSA WEBB, founder of her namesake designer collection and Creative Director of Banana Republic, ...

Rosie Assoulin

Our talk with Swarovski Award Winner for Womenswear, ROSIE ASSOULIN BY KRISTINE KELLER, CFDA Rosie Assoulin has a deep-rooted understanding of women’s...

Tadashi Shoji

Tadashi Shoji, Designer Interview BY OBI ANYANWU 35 years. You can assemble a lengthy list of designers that could not operate their own fashion label for...
Ramy Brook Sharp, Designer and CEO of Ramy Brook

Ramy Brook Sharp

Ramy Brook Sharp, Designer and CEO of Ramy Brook opens up to The Impression about her brand and inspirations in our latest interview BY OBI ANYANWU & I...
Wei Lin & Mijia Zhang, PH5 Designer Interview

Wei Lin & Mijia Zhang, PH5

Mission: Innovation, a conversation with PH5 founders Wei Lin and Mijia Zhang BY OBI ANYANWU Wei Lin and Mijia Zhang, the co-founders of PH5, were desti...
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