E.  The beginning of EA wasn’t that of most designers. Etienne Aigner began binding books and by the Second World War he had established himself as a luxury brands. By the 1950’s he opened his first store in Manhattan, New York selling pristine handbags, belts, wallets, luggage as well as accessories. His love for the equestrian lifestyle gave shape to his label and soon the horseshow ‘A’ monogram was made.

F rans Molenaar began his life as a designer and after competing his education in 1958 he accepted an internship with noted fashion designer Charles Montaigne from 1959-1960. After he completed his second internship with Gerard Pipart at Nina Ricci, Frans went on to embark on a new venture, opening his own line “Frans Molenaar Couture,” he’s been designing ever since.

 G (August 15, 1944- June 17 2007)
Gianfranco Ferre's love and admiration for fashion transcends through his label. His lengthy career began in 1970 when he began designing raincoats and by 1986 he launched his first couture collection in Rome. By 1989 he had earned the title of stylistic director for Christian Dior until spring of 1997. His critical thinking and well trained eye helped him to lead the fashion world into a new, more relaxed, yet sophisticated era.

Hugett Caland began her work as an artist under the watchful eye of Fernano Manetti. She studied in Beirut; the she resided in Paris and New York and finally settled down in Venice, California. 

x- the Collector

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