After growing up in France, designer Maud Heline now creates her eponymous collections out of her Brooklyn Studio, where she fuses her chic French aesthetic with the no non-sense New York vibe. Time is precious for the busy designer and down time means getting back to the basics, indulging in her happy pleasures of movie nights and long Sunday brunches.
Founder & Creative Director, Maud Heline
Location: Brooklyn, NY
French designer Maud Heline, who worked with the likes of Isabel Marant, Balmain in Paris and Maiyet in New York, didn’t quite intend to start her own fashion line so soon. However, fate intervened and helped make her childhood dream a reality sooner than even she expected.
While working on her portfolio to find a design job, Maud received such great feedback on her shirt samples. She decided to send her look book to renowned retailers Barneys and Colette to see what they thought. Lo and behold, her designs were immediately snapped up by both boutiques, propelling Maud into her first production. It’s been non-stop since and this coming season marks the designer’s first collection of full looks.
Multi award-winning fashion designer Caroline Matthews is constantly busy. Not only is she building her clothing and bridal collections and introducing them to international markets, she’s also empowering women through both her designs and her soon to be launched digital magazine, Dress Like a Boss. Never to do things half way, on her down time, she’s planning to go all out – off an airplane, facing her fear and going skydiving.
Fashion Designer & Creative Director, Caroline Matthews Design & Caroline Atelier
Founder, Dress Like a Boss & The Luxe Collective
Locations: Cork, Ireland & Leeds, U.K.
After 9 years as a successful, award-winning bridal designer with her collection, Caroline Atelier, designer Caroline Matthews decided to take it a step further and launch her fashion label, Caroline Matthews Design. If there’s something that Caroline thrives on, it’s a good challenge. Her fashion label may only be over a year old but she’s also about to launch a digital magazine, Dress Like a Boss, empowering women through fashion. If that isn’t enough, Caroline is taking her #girlboss status a step further with The Luxe Collective, helping other girl bosses succeed in their businesses. Nothing motivates this talented designer like the knowledge that her work doesn’t only make women feel good, but also stands for something.