Designer to Watch :: Cushnie et Ochs

Good talent in the fashion industry is difficult to find, especially with the emergence of countless brands every year. Enthusiasts do small fashion shows, hoping to become the next Alexander Wang – who exploded in the fashion scene less than three years out of college.

Looking at the resume of Cushnie et Ochs, the French duo has all the ingredients for a successful business. Silk dresses that otherwise would resemble an everyday dress is cut with extraordinary creativity. An evening gown becomes fit for a hipster by adding sheer panels to the side of the train. Gladiator sandals are upgraded to warrior pumps as models stomp down the runway in six inch heels – either in black or white of course.

In a way, designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs seem to pay homage to the minimalist designers, Narcisco Rodriguez and Calvin Klein, while keeping the rock and roll artist Alexander Wang in mind. Everyone appreciates a smart duo, and BARE is no exception. Cushnie et Ochs is definitely one to keep an eye on.

John Kim


  1. Wow, I absolutely love their designs. So beautiful and simple.

  2. can't you just hear the echos? "wear me...wear me...wear me"

    i can! so fab!

  3. L-O-V-E the cut of the top in the first photo.