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Hiromichi Ochiai of Facetasm

Since Japanese cult label Facetasm was selected by Karl Lagerfeld as a Finalist for the LVMH Prize, the industry has been crushing on this innovative brand....
Casey Cadwallader - Artistic Director of Mugler - Interview

Casey Cadwallader | Mugler

In December 2017, Mugler announced Casey Cadwallader as its Artistic Director, succeeding David Koma, who served in the role for four years. The appointment...
Maria Grazia Chiuri Interview

Maria Grazia Chiuri

In just under two years as the first female Creative Director of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri has transcended the role of designer to become a fashion champion...
Rick Owens Designer Interview

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 fro...
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 mani...
Thom Browne Designer Interview

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 propo...
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...
Pyer Moss, Kerby Jean-Raymond - Designer Interview

Pyer Moss

2018 is Kerby Jean-Raymond’s year. The Founder and Lead Designer of PYER MOSS is debuting his first collaboration collection with Reebok this seas...

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...

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-...

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 ...

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...

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...
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...

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...

Tim Coppens

Tim Coppens 2017 CFDA Menswear Nominee BY KENNETH RICHARD Subversive, intense, charming, witty and wry, Tim Coppens and his post punk aesthetic have bee...
Robert Geller 2017 CFDA Menswear Nominee

Robert Geller

Robert Geller 2017 CFDA Menswear Nominee BY KENNETH RICHARD With a dash of masculine romance mixed with a pinch of 80's New Wave, Robert Geller has spen...

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...
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...
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...

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...

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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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 ...
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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

Isabel Vollrath

The Impression’s first impression of Berlin Fashion Week – it was the first one we’ve attended – is a positive one of world-class presentations at Vogue Sal...