Spencer Antle is an American fashion designer and founder of the Island Company lifestyle clothing brand. Antle is the CEO, Creative Director of Island Company, Antle led Island Company to be nominated for Inc. Magazines Top 500/500 fastest Growing Companies In America 4 years in a row for 2009,2010,2011,2012, after studying Creative Writing at the University of Miami, Antle started his film career in LA as a screenwriter and award-winning television commercial director. He has won awards including, Telly Award, Association of Independent Commercial Producers awards, CINE Eagle Awards. Antle started the brand Island Company out of his car, selling bikinis store-to-store across the US and his company is now a top supplier of high-end apparel to resort destination markets. Antle started the lifestyle brand Island Company out of his car selling bikinis store-to-store across the United States after his then-girlfriend couldnt find a bikini they both liked, Island Company is now a top supplier of high-end apparel to the resort destination market and has been named Inc.
Top 500/500 Fastest Growing Companies three years in a row since 2008, a feat no other fashion company has achieved, and one of only 8 companies in all markets within Florida. Island Company opened two stores in 2008 and 2009, the first in Palm Beach on Worth Avenue, the second in Nantucket and that same month Antle won the 2012-2013 Best Of Broadcast ADDY Awards for his film direction of the Island Company commercial, Never Return. In April,2013 Antle was awarded the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award from the Palm Beach Chamber Of Commerce for his work in bringing Island Companys store to Worth Avenue and he lives in West Palm Beach, Florida where Island Company is headquartered. He is a pilot and PADI Master Instructor. Island Company Site Personal Portfolio Site
Magdalena Frąckowiak, is a Polish fashion model and jewelry designer who began appearing on international runways in 2006. Frackowiak resided in Mississauga, Canada when she moved from Poland, born in Gdańsk, Frackowiak was sixteen when her mother sent her pictures to a Warsaw agencys modeling contest, which she won. Her first paid assignment was for Machina magazine and she is currently signed with DNA Model Management in New York. She is featured in the 2011 Pirelli Calendar photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, since mid-2015, she has launched her own jewelry brand Magdalena Frąckowiak. DNA Models Agency Style. com Magdalena Frackowiak
Ana Lúcia Hickmann is a Brazilian model who has worked for Victorias Secret, Nivea, LOreal and Bloomingdales. She has appeared in the South African version of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and on the covers of Brazilian Vogue, Marie Claire, one of the regular guests on her show is magician Mario Kamia, who performs a range of tricks and illusions. Some of Kamias illusions involve using Hickmann as his assistant, including dividing her into three in the Zig-Zag Girl and sawing her in using a Buzz Saw. Hickmann, who is of German heritage, was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as The model with the longest legs. Since 2002, the Guinness Book no longer lists this title and she was ranked #47 and #85 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2004, and 2005, respectively. On 14 February 1998, at age 16, she married former model Alexandre Corrêa, in August 2013 Hickmann announced that she was pregnant with the couples first child. She gave birth to their son, Alexandre, on 7 March 2014, on 21 May 2016, Hickmann was a victim of attempted murder when Rodrigo Augusto de Pádua invaded the hotel room where she was and fired at her, her sister-in-law and her brother-in-law.
Hickmann was not hit but her sister-in-law took two shots and was hospitalized, the perpetrator, who was a fan of Ana, was shot and killed at the scene. Ana Hickmann at the Fashion Model Directory Official website Ana Hickmann blog
Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer and inventor. He is known for prints and for creating the sand-blasted look for jeans. He is the founder of the high-end Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli which sells clothing, perfume. Roberto Cavalli was born in Florence and his grandfather, Giuseppe Rossi, was an artist and a member of the Macchiaioli Movement, whose work is exhibited in the Uffizi Gallery. Cavalli enrolled at the local Art Institute, concentrating in textile print, while still a student, he made a series of flower prints on knit that caught the attention of major Italian hosiery factories. In the early 1970s, he invented and patented a printing procedure on leather and he debuted these techniques in Paris, immediately getting commissions from the likes of Hermès and Pierre Cardin. At age 32, he presented his first namesake collection at the Salon for Prêt-à-Porter in Paris. He brought it to the catwalks of the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti in Florence, and on those of Milano Collezioni, jeans made of printed denim, intarsia leathers, brocade and he opened his first boutique in 1972 in Saint-Tropez.
In 1980, Roberto Cavalli married Eva Düringer, in Milan in 1994, Cavalli presented the first sand-blasted jeans. By December of the year, he had opened boutiques in Saint Barth, in the French Caribbean, followed by others in Venice. There is the Angels & Devils Children Collection, the Class line, in 2002, Cavalli opened his first café-store in Florence, revamping it with his signature animal prints. This was shortly followed by the opening in Milan of the Just Cavalli café at Torre Branca, Roberto Cavalli was a judge at the Miss Universe 1977 pageant where his future wife was a contestant, who represented Austria and won second place. The woman that won was the first Black Miss Universe, in July 2011, his company collection was presented at the catwalk of The Brandery fashion show in Barcelona. Cavalli has five children and Christiana from his first marriage, and Robert, Rachele, on June 18,2013, he was awarded an Honorary Master Diploma in Fashion Management from Domus Academy in Milan, during a ceremony after which he held a lectio magistralis.
Many leading models have worked for the brand, Jessica Stam, Eva Riccobono, Laetitia Casta, Natasha Poly, Mariacarla Boscono, Karen Elson, Karolina Kurkova and Ivan Olita amongst others. In May 2014, Cavalli approached Investcorp, an investment firm in the Persian Gulf, Cavalli was sharply criticized in 2004 by the Hindu community for marketing a line of feminine underwear which featured the images of Hindu goddesses. The line was withdrawn and formal apologies were made. The Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmaghsoudi school of Islamic Sufism accused Cavalli of copying their sacred emblem for branding the Just Cavalli line, the Sufi school brought forth a proceeding in Europe to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market
Sarah Aghili is an American jewelry designer and entrepreneur of Iranian descent. She was born in Houston, Texas lives in the United States, in the fall of 2008, Aghili debuted her jewelery line and website, SarahAghili. com. In the spring of 2010, the line was extended to include carrying sunglasses, accessories, in 2012, Aghili launched her second website AccessoryAddicted. com. It is an American electronic commerce company, the companys current business strategy includes increasing international trade
Junaid Jamshed Khan جنید جمشید was a Pakistani recording artist, television personality, fashion designer, occasional actor, singer-songwriter and televangelist. Jamshed first gained prominence and international recognition as group Vital Signs vocalist in 1987 with the album. It included the singles Dil Dil Pakistan, and Tum Mil Gaye, the commercial success of Vital Signs first album helped develop Pakistans rock music industry. In 1994, he released his solo album, Junaid of Vital Signs followed by Us Rah Par in 1999. In 2004, Jamshed left both his engineering and music careers and, focused on his religious activities for Islam and reciting nasheeds on TV, Jamshed owned a clothing boutique with the name J. which has several outlets throughout Pakistan and some abroad. In November 2014, Jamshed was accused of blasphemy and in December 2014, in a message, he apologized for offending people. Junaid Jamshed and his wife died on 7 December 2016 when PIA Flight 661 crashed in Havelian. The flight was en route to Islamabad from Chitral and he was in Chitral for a Tablighi Jamaat mission and was returning to Islamabad.
Junaid Jamshed was born in Karachi to Jamshed Akbar, a Group Captain in the Pakistan Air Force, after graduating from an international boarding high school in Yanbu al Bahr in Saudi Arabia, Jamshed wanted to join the Pakistan Air Force to become a fighter pilot. However his weak eyesight prevented this and he entered the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, where he took mathematics and physics before declaring his major in mechanical engineering. In 1990, Jamshed gained a Bachelor of Science degree, graduating in mechanical engineering, with his fathers influence, he was employed by the PAF as a civilian contractor and moved on to a short-lived career in aeronautical engineering in the PAFs science command. In 1983, Jamshed started performing music at Peshawar University. During this time, Rohail Hyatt was in town searching for a singer for the newly formed band, bassist Shahzad Hasan and keyboardist Rohail Hyatt arrived at the campus of Peshawar University to meet Jamshed but were unable to do so because of severe winter weather in Peshawar.
That night, Jamshed sang Careless Whisper, a 1984 single by George Michael and they would not meet with Jamshed for a further four years. In 1987, Jamshed joined his engineering universitys rock band and Bolts as a lead vocalist, the bands guitarist, Nusrat Hussain, and Rohail Hyatt were there in search of new talent at the hotel. When Jamshed came to perform on stage, Nusrat tipped Hyatt saying, that coming back. Hussain urged Hyatt to see him after Jamsheds performance and they began performing in different parts of the country after having secured a place in the underground music industry in Islamabad and Lahore. Kanwal was given an assignment in which she wanted to make a music video, the band moved to Islamabad and began working on the first album for Kanwal, then-known as Chehra
Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global multibillion-dollar enterprise. He has become known for his collection of rare automobiles. Lauren stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of the company in September 2015 but remains its Executive Chairman, as of October 2016, Forbes estimates his wealth at $5.5 billion, which makes Ralph Lauren the 233rd richest person in the world. Ralph Lauren was born in The Bronx, New York City, to Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants and Frank Lifshitz and he is the youngest of four siblings – two brothers and one sister. Lauren attended day school followed by MTA, before graduating from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1957. He grew up playing basketball and baseball and he wanted to be Joe DiMaggio, and he wanted to be a movie star. Lauren constantly draws inspiration from his heroes including Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant and he went to Baruch College, at the City University of New York where he studied business, although he dropped out after two years.
From 1962 to 1964 he served in the United States Army, the Ralph Lauren Corporation started in 1967 with men’s ties. At 28 years-old, Lauren worked for the tie manufacturer Beau Brummell, drawing on his interests in sports, Ralph Lauren named his first full line of menswear ‘Polo’ in 1968. He worked out of a drawer from a showroom in the Empire State Building. By 1969, the Manhattan department store Bloomingdales sold Lauren’s men line exclusively and it was the first time that Bloomingdale’s had given a designer their own in-store boutique. In 1971, Ralph Lauren Corporation launched a line of tailored shirts for women, the first full women’s collection was launched the following year. 1971 marked the opening of Ralph Lauren’s store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and this is the first freestanding store for an American designer. In 1972 the Ralph Lauren Corporation introduced a signature cotton mesh Polo shirt in various colors, featuring the polo player logo at the chest, the shirt became emblematic of the preppy look—one of Ralph Laurens signature styles.
The tag line for the ad campaign was, Every team has its color -- Polo has seventeen, in 1977, Diane Keaton and Woody Allen wore Lauren’s clothes throughout their Oscar-winning film, Annie Hall. The first Ralph Lauren fragrances, produced by Warner-Lauren, Ltd. were launched at Bloomingdales in March 1978, Lauren, a fragrance for women, on March 12 and Polo, cologne for men, on March 26. This was the first time that a designer has introduced two fragrances – one for men and one for women – simultaneously, Ralph Lauren opens his first flagship in the Rhinelander mansion, on Madison Avenue and 72nd Street in New York City in 1986. Lauren re-creates the buildings original opulence with a design consultant named Naomi Leff