Rebecca Minkoff.



A cultivated pacesetter in the contemporary fashion industry, the Rebecca Minkoff brand delivers fashion-forward apparel, handbags, shoes, jewelry and eyewear to modern-minded women around the globe. Seasonal collections strike the right note of cool yet attainable, daring yet functional, and are always informed by a sophisticated New York edge.


At 18, Rebecca Minkoff packed her bags and moved to New York to become a fashion designer. She launched her eponymous company in 2005 with the creation of her own handbag line, after which she expanded the brand to include ready-to-wear apparel, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Today, Minkoff is one of the leading contemporary designers in the U.S., a member of the CFDA, and the 2011 winner of the Breakthrough Award by the Accessories Council.

Here are a few more tidbits from our recent Q&A with the designer:


Enjoys collecting:
"Fashion and art books."

Finds inspiration in:
"My travels."

Best piece of advice:
"Never give up!"

Favorite article of clothing:
"A pair of really worn-in jeans."

Favorite place to travel:
"Anywhere with a beach and lots of sun."

Style icon:
"Kate Moss."

Best part of the job:
"Designing collections that I love to wear, for women just like me."

Favorite piece from her new collection:
"The outerwear; I'm obsessed with the Venus jacket and can't wait to rock it."

Favorite trends of the moment:
"Stacking and layering jewelry; adding pops of color to your outfit; wearing a great pair of rocker-inspired boots with a simple outfit."