Women Led Brands We Love

This is so about much more than fashion. Hailing from a range of heritages and backgrounds, these 10 designers have all impacted the industry for the better by standing up to age-old standards to bring their visions to life. If you’re looking for style inspiration, well it’s safe to say you’ve found it.

Tory Burch

Her iconic ballet flats put this designer on the map, and since, she’s built a bona fide fashion empire of ready-to-wear apparel, athleisure, It accessories, and more. (Those two Ts will always be in style.) 

Veronica Beard

This It brand isn’t run by just one Veronica Beard, but two – sisters-in-law, in fact. Their already-iconic Dickey Jacket continues to sell out, and the effortless, feminine vibe that defines their pieces has won over style’s most famed names (ahem, Gwyneth).

Nili Lotan

Having been called “Gigi Hadid’s secret style weapon”, this Israeli-born designer has amassed quite the fan club. If you know her collections, perfectly exuding boho-meets-military vibes, the obsession should be no surprise. 

Alice + Olivia

Stacey Bendet founded this brand in 2002 to create perfect women’s pants. Twenty years in, it’s grown into a full-on lifestyle as the modern woman’s go-to for feel-good dresses, shoes, bags, and even tech accessories. 

Norma Kamali

Given that she designed the iconic Sleeping Bag Coat while on a camping trip, it’s safe to say this industry maven is a genius in her own right. Her collections continue to embody smart versatility, right down to the pieces made from silk parachutes. 

Rebecca Minkoff

Three words: Morning. After. Bag. This designer launched the It bag that defined down-to-earth cool, and she continues to raise the bar for edgy accessories and apparel. 


The Hong Kong-based designer’s namesake brand is adored by women around the world for the grace, ease, and feel-good vibrance of its silky dresses and separates. 

Cult Gaia

You know that that crescent-shaped, bamboo-made It bag that pretty much everyone in fashion is obsessed with? This brand made it – and the hits keep coming with more laid-back-cool accessories like bangles, turbans… the list goes on.


Timelessly feminine, but also, keep it modern. It’s a tricky balance to strike, but the London-Based duo behind this brand nails it with their sustainably made collection of easy-breezy dresses, trousers, tops, and more.

Andrea Iyamah

The swimwear from this Nigerian-born designer is iconic in its own right, and her gowns and ready-to-wear are helping women around the world make similarly stylish statements . From color to cut, each piece takes its inspiration from African culture, and the results are truly one of a kind. 

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