8 Female Owned Fashion Brands To Follow This Women’s History Month
Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation.
The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history and women are making history each and every day.
8 Female Owned Fashion Brands
Bad A#& Women are making major strides in both business and fashion and we wanted to take a moment to introduce you to 10 women across 8 brands that are creating and motivating in the fashion industry today.
- Brand: w.awake
Founder / Owner: Sharon Wang
About The Brand: A new, curated, slow-fashion brand named w.awake has hit the market with stylish, luxury pieces that will leave its wearer – Cozy and Chic. From trench coats to cashmere sets, the new line is developed from a sister company whose Founder comes from a lineage of 30 years in the cashmere industry. The brand has a commitment to sustainable fashion and looks good doing it. This luxury fashion brand whose philosophy is “stay cozy, stay chic” with their highest quality cashmere sets, cotton shirts, coats and more for the woman who appreciates the best of luxury quality pieces.
2. Brand: Oleada
About The Founder / Owner(s): Tracy Hua Zhong and Tiffany Ziyan Zhou
About The Brand: Founders of luxury accessory brand, OLEADA, Tracy and Tiffany have traveled the world – for work – and finally came up with a solution to the modern, working woman on the go. A fabulous line of luxury leather bags, most of which fit a laptop – while some, a lipstick! From developing a cutting-edge buy back program to the perfect handbag whether day or night, look no further than OLEADA’s line of vibrant colored leather bags. The brand has a mission to slow fashion down to create a more sustainable bag.
3. Brand: Bfyne
Female Founder / Owner: Buki Ade
About the brand: Nigerian designer (based in Miami) Buki Ade is the founder and designer behind the swim and resort wear brand Bfyne founded in 2013. The brand since its inception has garnered the attention of celebs like R&B singers Alicia Keys and Monica to media coverage from the likes of WWD, Forbes, PopSugar, Essence, Refinery29, Nylon and countless others. You can now also shop the brand at VictoriaSecret.com which only helps to solidify their place in the market as one of the hottest swim and resort wear brands on the market today.
4. Brand: Honey Birdette
Female Founder / Owner: Eloise Monaghan
About the brand: Honey Birdette is a luxury lifestyle brand. The first boutique opened in 2006 with a unique offering of high-end lingerie and premium bedroom accessories. Bold, innovative and a little naughtier than you would expect, Honey Birdette quickly became the most talked about lingerie brand in Australia, growing to over 60 stores globally. In 2011, Honey Birdette entered into a strategic partnership with BB Retail Capital (BBRC), one of the largest retail groups across the Asia-Pacific region. In 2016, Honey Birdette opened their first international boutique located in Covent Garden and now has 3 boutiques in the United Kingdom. In 2021, PLBY Group acquired Honey Birdette in a groundbreaking $333 Million Dollar deal. An extensive American roll out is currently underway with stores opening in Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Houston, Santa Monica, Toronto and Vancouver.
Last Fashion Week: Miami Swim Week (SS22)
Brand Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/honeybirdette/
5. Brand: Leanne Marshall Designs
Female Founder / Owner : Leanne Marshall
About the brand: In 2008 California native Leanne Marshall won Season 5 of Project Runway. Fresh after her Project Runway win, Leanne relocated to New York City where she continued to develop her line. Her collections have been shown at New York Fashion Week and around the globe, most recent was her Paris Fashion Week that took place March 1st, 2022.
Her work has been seen on Carrie Underwood, Ashley Benson, Salt, Ariana Grande, Andi MacDowell, Julianne Hough, Dasha Palanco, Jackie Cruz, Jane Fonda, Paula Abdul, and many others. Leanne Marshall’s sophisticated designs are known for their light, flowing lines, feminine details and timeless elegance. Each dress is made in New York using only the highest quality materials and a good deal of which also include upcycled materials. The Leanne Marshall Brand is a staple for the woman who wants a dress that will showcase, not overshadow, her beauty. Attention to high-quality standards, proper flattering fits and silhouettes, and her unique ethereal approach to design have made Leanne a go-to for today’s women. With touches of classic and modern, sophistication and youth, Leanne Marshall has captured an effortless grace and timeless elegance in her collections.
6. Brand: NDIGO
Female Founder / Owner : Viviane Valerius & Waïna Chancy
About the brand: Ndigo Studio is a black female owned brand that has garnered support from The Black In Fashion Counsel, IMG, and the CFDA. The fashion brand was founded by Celebrity Stylist/Costume designer Waïna Chancy and Fashion designer Viviane Valerius: two powerful and like-minded women of culture who forged Ndigo Studio by crafting a line of clothing with an vibrancy and edgy style that emphasized the beauty of art and fashion. The 2 met each other in design school in Miami and have been friends ever since. The brand was recently spotted on Sex & The City reboot “…And Just Like That” and has adorned the pages of countless top tier publications and celebrities (ie: Gabrielle Union, Garcelle Beauvais, and more)
7. Brand: House of Mua Mua
Female Founder / Owner : Ludovica Virga
About the brand: House of Muamua was founded in 2016. The Italian high fashion house showcases irony and bold femininity. The Brand’s philosophy is ‘I don’t give a chic’. For the creative director Ludovica Virga, fashion is fun and is not to be taken too seriously. ‘I’ll save the world one sparkle at a time’,she says. House of Muamua tries to be as entertaining as sustainable by using made in Italy recycled wool, PET paillettes and up-cycled denim. The debut show at Arab Fashion Week, won the best designer award and the love of celebrities like Paris Hilton, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Doja Cat, Lele Pons, Avril Lavigne, Saweetie and so on. House of Mua Mua is known for its iconic rice field catwalk in Bali during the lockdown and most recently a fab show at NYFW powered by Art Hearts Fashion this February.
8. Brand: Chrystel Anne Fashion
Female Founder / Owner: Chrystel Anne Clasicas
About The Brand: Chrystel Anne Fashion is a body-positive, Pret-A-Porter and bespoke fashion label based in Dubai, U.A.E founded by Chrystel Anne Clasicas. Ms. Clasicas draws inspiration from her Filipina heritage to innovate and create bold structural pieces. Each piece from CAF is made-to-order and is zero waste.
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