Critics 2022 – Flora Backer

With over four decades of hands-on experience, Flora Backer continues to lead the way in loungewear and the bridal lingerie industry. Flora Nikrooz-Backer began her lingerie career in 1983 when she founded her namesake company, Flora Nikrooz. Throughout the 1990s, her designs became a staple for bridal lingerie, furthering international growth. In 2016, Flora hadContinue reading “Critics 2022 – Flora Backer”

Critic Profile – Victor Glemaud

← Critic Award Winners: Victor Glemaud Haitian-American designer Victor Glemaud launched his eponymous leisurewear collection of statement knitwear, designed for all people, genders, races, sizes, and personalities, marrying comfort and style, in 2006. Victor was a finalist in the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and honored for his achievements by the Ambassador of Haiti to theContinue reading “Critic Profile – Victor Glemaud”

Critic Profile – Stacey Tester

← Critic Award Winners: Stacey Tester With a career spanning over 20 years, Stacey Tester is highly regarded as a knitwear designer and creative consultant and counts luxury brands such as Coach, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, tse Cashmere, Richard Chai, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Tom Scott, and Cloak among her collaborators. In NovemberContinue reading “Critic Profile – Stacey Tester”

Critic Profile – Sophie Theallet

← Critic Award Winners: Sophie Theallet Sophie Theallet creates clothes that stand alone in today’s Fashion. The only path she follows is her own, as each new collection is an evolution of the last, built around Sophie’s singular vision and mastery of craft. Her signature is a panaché of femininity, ease, sensuality and craftsmanship thatContinue reading “Critic Profile – Sophie Theallet”

Critic Profile – Sergio “Celestino” Guadarrama

← Critic Award Winners: Sergio “Celestino” Guadarrama Sergio “CELESTINO” Guadarrama is creating the world of CELESTINO with precisely crafted, sustainable, and fashion-forward women’s, bridal, and men’s collections. Established in 2005, the company unites classical couture techniques with innovative concepts, upcycled luxury fabrics, and unconventional details to create the aesthetic of CELESTINO. The CELESTINO atelier pridesContinue reading “Critic Profile – Sergio “Celestino” Guadarrama”

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