Meet 5 Designers who took inspiration from childhood in Russia and Estonia, to furry friends in Canada to California Collections -- Women who do what they love, while also creating with purpose. Meet Molly G, Sheila Simone California, ILTM, Inga Goodman, Reck-less by Kertu
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An orange dot is Reck•Less’s defining branding motif. “It’s like days moving into the evenings and mornings born from the nights. It’s that reddish-orange. In the sunrises and sunsets. Both passionate and fierce.”
Sheila Simone California
"My mom — my mentor — is 96 and is still a fashionista. She taught us how to sew when I was 6 years old. Today, my mom has Alzheimer’s, and whenever we talk about fashion, she perks back up."
I Love Tyler Madison
The collection is named in honor of their rescue dogs, Tyler and Madison, who taught them about love and being adored.
Born and raised in the small town of Smolensk, Russia during the Communist era when the demand for goods exceeded the supply, Inga Goodman witnessed a lack of diversity in in the way people were dressed. “I want to convey that our clothes need to have a personality, just like we do. Life is too short to wear boring clothes.”
“I was labeled slow and nonsensical. Using color shape, drawing, body movements, and facial expressions, I finally found a way to communicate through art. These handbags are part of the beautiful collage that existed in my head, now finally made tangible.”