The Beautiful Jewelry of ALEX AND ANI

Jewelry Design by Alex and Ani

Founded in October of 2003, ALEX AND ANI create stunning pieces of handmade jewelry. You’ll find everything from Harry Potter and Wonder Woman inspired jewelry, to Team USA, the Armed Forces and more!

Alex and Ani’s mission is to design products that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit.

Owner and Designer Carolyn Rafaelian believe’s it is her life’s work to inspire her customers to relish what is unique and authentic about themselves.

Their products are handcrafted in America, and their stores are purposefully located on main streets to encourage growth in local economies.

Jewelry Design by Alex and Ani

 

Jewelry Design by Alex and Ani

 

Jewelry Design by Alex and Ani

 

Jewelry Deign by Alex and Ani

See more of their stunning jewelry on Facebook, Instagram, and their website.

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Featured Fashion Designer of The Week – Graciela Rivas

Fashion Design by Graciela Rivas

Each week, HOFB selects a designer whose work inspires us creatively. Whether for the beauty, humor, detail, or the story behind the designs HOFB features designers we love that we think you’ll enjoy too.

This week we’re featuring the beautiful fashion designs of Boston based designer Graciela Rivas.

Named as one of Boston’s most stylish Bostonians, Rivas is known for her eponymous line of smart, feminine designs that spin a mix of practicality and an old world elegance into a uniquely modern and glamorous look.

Her latest collection, called Transition is inspired by the modern shapes and juxtaposition of both warm and cool tones of nature, the Transition Collection has arrived to wrap you in luxury.

Fashion Design by Graciela Rivas

 

Fashion Design by Graciela Rivas

 

Fashion Design by Graciela Rivas

 

Fashion Design by Graciela Rivas

 

See more of her lovely designs on her website and Instagram.

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The Contemporary Designs of Alleb Asor

Alleb Asor Fashion Design

Alleb Asor is a Boston based contemporary clothing brand created with a mission to encourage women to be true themselves and empower other women while doing so.

The name Alleb Asor comes from a combination of the Founder and head designer’s name, Isabella Branda and her mother’s name spelled backward.

This contemporary ready to wear clothing brand was founded in 2015 with a mission to encourage women to focus on themselves, be authentic, and empower other women.

Alleb Asor Fashion Design

 

Alleb Asor Fashion Design

 

Alleb Asor Fashion Design

 

Alleb Asor Fashion Design

See more stunning fashion designs on their website and Instagram profile.

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Founder Interview: A Game Changer in the Fashion Industry

HOFB Fashion Startup

HOFB unites and empowers the fashion industry and the designers who fuel it. We’re a vibrant marketplace created specifically for independent and emerging fashion designers, brands, and retail buyers.

Learn more about the mission behind HOFB with our Founder and CEO Gabriel Ankamafio and why it’s a game-changer for independent and emerging fashion designers, brands, and retailers in the fashion industry.

Below is an interview with HOFB’s Founder and CEO Gabriel Ankamafio.

Photo of HOFB Founder Gabriel Ankamafio

 

What does HOFB stand for?

Gabriel: HOFB is an abbreviation for House of Fashion Brands. HOFB is synonymous with independent and emerging fashion designers around the world.

 

So let’s talk about HOFB: what inspired the business?

Gabriel: Well, having been in the design, development and production end of the fashion industry for many years both domestic and internationally, I saw firsthand the challenges faced by fashion designers and brands in commercializing their products through omnichannel retailing globally. This peaked my interest to find a solution that would be viable and scalable to users. It took us a great deal of time to find the right blend for a solution. We believe we’ve achieved the best deployable solution needed by fashion designers and retailers to commercialize and source for fashion products globally.

 

How do you view HOFB’s role in the fashion industry?

Gabriel: We are positioning HOFB as a place where fashion designers and retailers can increase their ROI through an unexplored omnichannel retailing solution. Knowing we are helping designers and consumers fully experience the feel and touch of products and services that otherwise wouldn’t be available to them is rewarding. We’re passionate about creating a platform that will become a strong and lasting fabric within the fashion industry.

 

Why should a Fashion Designer join HOFB?

Gabriel: We want to share the fashion designers beauty, creativity, and products with the global world, through a free enterprise marketplace solution that hasn’t been available until now. HOFB provides a streamlined enterprise marketplace solution where designers can exponentially commercialize products that otherwise wouldn’t have reached their full marketable potential. This is important to designers, and it’s of utmost importance to us at HOFB.

 

Why is fashion so important to you?

Gabriel: Fashion should be important to everyone because it expresses who we are as people. It gives people a visual voice, an attitude, and identity. Fashion silently allows us to see and interact with each other in many ways we wouldn’t otherwise. People are important to me and us here at HOFB, and this makes it easier to see and experience fashion.

 

What impact do you want HOFB to have on the fashion world?

Gabriel: My goal is to make sure our place in the industry won’t simply be providing an enterprise solution to the generation-old issue of only buying and selling from established fashion brands. Our vision is to expose new fashion products they haven’t touched or felt directly from the creative people and fashion designers behind it. The mark we’re looking to bring to the industry is making sure consumers aren’t boxed in to only buy from what they’re shown through psychological cues.

 

What gets you excited about your work? Why does it matter?

Gabriel: The conviction in knowing that there is an issue faced by a group of people to which you can provide a lasting solution on an enterprise level alone is satisfying and euphoric enough to for me to know that we’re doing something great, a startup for the fashion industry.

 

Please reach out to our press & media dept at info@hofb.com.

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Featured Jewelry Designer of The Week – Eight Moons

eight moons jewelry design

Each week, HOFB selects a designer whose work inspires us creatively. Whether for the beauty, humor, detail, or the story behind the designs HOFB features designers we love that we think you’ll enjoy too.

This week we’re featuring the stunning handmade jewelry designs of Eight Moons.

Eight Moons’ dynamic yet eclectic styles are effortlessly worn from the beaches of Malibu to the galleries in Manhattan, adding a dash of unexpected beauty to days in chambray or smoky evenings in couture.

Created in California, their pieces are dreamily crafted, daringly inventive and threaded with a journey of self and style.

eight moons jewelry design

 

eight moons jewelry design

 

eight moons jewelry design

 

eight moons jewelry design

 

eight moons jewelry design

See more of their stunning jewelry on their website and Instagram profile.

 

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Orange Is the New Black Actress Starts Sustainable Fashion Line

Fashion Line LIVARI

This sustainable fashion line was created by “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” Alysia Reiner. The collection, titled LIVARI, is a zero waste womenswear label made ethically in New York.

Alysia Reiner, Co-Founder of LIVARI, teamed up with designers Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs and Claudine DeSola to create LIVARI for New York Fashion Week.

The materials used by LIVARI are all ethically sourced and made of remnants that would have ended up in landfills.

Fashion Line LIVARI

 

Fashion Line LIVARI

 

Fashion Line LIVARI

 

Fashion Line LIVARI

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The Bold and Beautiful Colors of Zabba Designs

Fashion Design by Zabba Designs

Based in Monrovia, Liberia and Miami, Florida, Zabba Designs specializes in merging two very different cultures to create an explosion of unique style and color.

Zabba designs combine the colorful and self-expressive approach of the life of the people in West Africa, with the contemporary forms of the western world, thus creating a very expressive style that simultaneously embodies the bravery of being yourself and the values of tradition.

Mai Bradley is the founder and designer of Zabba Designs. She launched Zabba in 2010 based on her love for every and anything African and her belief that it is every women’s right to look and feel glamorous and elegant, regardless of body shape and size.

Fashion Design by Zabba Designs

 

Fashion Design by Zabba Designs

 

Fashion Design by Zabba Designs

 

Fashion Design by Zabba Designs

 

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5 Independent Fashion Designers You Should Know

Fashion Design by Topping Designs

As famed designer Ralph Lauren once said, “I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.” The following designers do that and more. They create stunning one of a kind pieces that are perfect for every occasion.

 
Lindy Fox

A fashion designer based in NYC and California, Lindy Fox, is an incredible new talent on the fashion scene. She creates striking, colorful looks that create a bold statement.

Fashion Design by Lindy Fox

“Fashion is the first way in which I see people’s individuality expressed. It is the way in which I want to connect to other women: to make them feel valued and confident. It is the way in which I challenge myself the most and just the beginning of a lifelong exploration.” – Lindy Foxis

Fashion Design by Lindy Fox

See more of her beautiful designs on her website.

 

Aubergine

Based in Spain, aubergin is a meeting of the minds and passions of Nevean Holmes and Anna Uimonen.

Fashion Design by aubergin

Aubergine garments are crafted with special attention to detail,
based on sustainable ethics and high-quality craftsmanship of Made in Spain.

Fashion Design by aubergin

See more of their stunning designs on their website.

 

Sophy G

A niche brand, Sophy G celebrates femininity, beauty, confidence, freedom, power and more.

Fashion Design by Sophy G

Her collection, “Unveiled,” features beautiful designs inspired by the Victorian era. The monochrome collection is outlined by using transparent, delicate fabrics such as organza, taffeta, jacquard silk and designer’s laces along with applying many haute–couture technics including embroidery, hand-worked embellishment with natural pearls, and hand artworks for finishing and creating decorative elements.

Fashion Design by Sophy G

The heartbeat of the “Unveiled” collection is the quintessence of femininity poetized in timeless masterpieces of the world of literature and art. The collection was deeply inspired by the style of Victorian costume and designed with its recognizable lace elements, shapes, and forms.

See more of her stunning designs on her website.

 

Lizna

A women’s premier contemporary apparel brand based in Dallas, Texas, Lizna believes in quality and classic trends that are luxurious yet accessible for the trendy, sophisticated and classy woman.

Fashion Design by Lizna

Each garment is designed for a day to night look and as a timeless piece that can be worn season after season, year after year.

The Designer behind this amazing brand? Lizna Kabani. Kabani’s relationship with clothing and fashion dates back to the time she spent with her father and grandfather in their textile shop as a child.

Fashion Design by Lizna

Her approach to trendy yet timeless wardrobe classics showcases not only her eye for a quality garment but her vision to create fashion that speaks to today’s women.

See more of her gorgeous designs on her website.

 

Topping Designs

Based out of Denver, CO Topping Designs is a fashion brand that continually works every day to break barriers and redefine what it means to be beautiful.

Fashion Design by Topping Designs

Along with Topping Designs passion and energy for everything fashion, they truly care about the women who wear their garments.

Duane Topping is the founder and designer of Topping Designs. After retiring from the Army in 2009, Topping taught himself how to sew and has developed his style though feminist ideologies.

Fashion Design by Topping Designs

He debuted his designs locally in Denver Fashion Week spring 2017 and will be showing in the fall at Baltimore Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week.

See more of his stunning designs on his website.

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Featured Fashion Designer of The Week – Chanho Jang

Fashion Design by Chanho Jang

Each week, HOFB selects a designer whose work inspires us creatively. Whether for the beauty, humor, detail, or the story behind the designs HOFB features designers we love that we think you’ll enjoy too.

This week we’re featuring the gorgeous designs of Chanho Jang. A recent graduate of the University of Technology in Sydney, Chanho Jang’s design concepts are inspired by historical art then merged with contemporary sources to create a modern look.

Jang utilizes opposing design elements to creates edgy and unique pieces. He makes good use of shapes, color palettes, textures and textile details to create his stunning fashion designs.

Fashion Design by Chanho Jang

 

Fashion Design by Chanho Jang

 

Fashion Design by Chanho Jang

 

Fashion Design by Chanho Jang

See more of his fashion designs on his website, Instagram, and Facebook.

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HOFB Opens Office in Downtown Los Angeles

Photo of the HOFB Team at the Office

We’re excited to announce that the HOFB team has moved into our first office in downtown Los Angeles ahead of our launch.

We’re continuing to make great progress in building a much-needed enterprise marketplace for independent and emerging fashion designers and retailers to sell and source more fashion products easily and globally.

Photo of the HOFB Team

 

Photo of HOFB Founder Gabriel Ankamafio

 

Photo of the HOFB Team

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