About Brian Atwood



Born in Chicago, Brian Atwood attended the renowned Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After graduation he embarked on a 7-year modeling career that took him to the runways of Europe. While in Milan, Atwood pursued several fashion companies for design jobs and was eventually discovered by Gianni Versace. The first American ever hired by the great Italian designer, Atwood began his career at Versus and was soon promoted to head designer of Versace accessories.

While working with Versace’s skilled artisans, Atwood fine-tuned his abilities and began conceiving his own label. In 2001, he debuted the first Brian Atwood collection. He won the CFDA Swarovski Perry Ellis Award for best Accessory Design in 2003, and in 2007 was appointed Creative Director of the Swiss luxury firm Bally. His shoes continue to beguile the fashion industry and garner him a devoted following of fans.