BRANDON MAXWELL NAMED CFDA 'S WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Surrounded by immaculately dressed women from a young age, Brandon Maxwell was captivated by the women who passed through the boutique where his grandmother worked in Longview, Texas. He studied photography at St. Edward’s University in Austin, and began assisting stylist Deborah Afshani, followed by Edward Enninful, and then Nicola Formichetti. Since 2012, Maxwell has acted as the fashion director to Lady Gaga.

The designer’s namesake luxury women’s ready-to-wear label launched in New York in 2015, born out of the desire to make women feel beautiful, sophisticated and powerful with timeless garments that are impeccably tailored. With a focus on craftsmanship, the entire collection is designed and produced in New York City. Inspired by the strong women Maxwell surrounds himself with, the collection features his hallmark style of sharp tailoring and sculptural details.

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