Launched in 2008 by Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, who met as students at Parsons School of Design, New York City based label Cushnie has become a fixture among the local style set and beyond known for its minimalist sleek and vibrant womenswear aesthetic. As the creative director and CEO, Cushnie has positioned the brand to empower women and celebrate diversity. Each collection offers artfully crafted pieces with architectural lines and precise tailoring to perfectly suit the modern woman.
The works of Zaha Hadid served as a strong point of inspiration in the brand’s 10th anniversary collection featuring cross-shoulder dresses, asymmetrical sheer overlays, and bell flared trousers, all elements that lend form to Cushnie’s signature designs, favorited by A-listers and First Ladies alike. While an evening wear approach to everyday dressing holds noted presence, each garment can be incorporated into pared down looks for an elevated casual sophistication.