Brandon Maxwell @brandonmaxwell
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Happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope you're taking a moment like this to yourself today to stop, reflect, and count all your blessings from the past year. I'm thankful for all the love that has been shown my way, for the support of so many, and most of all for the hard lessons that came my way this year that allowed me to dig deeper, grow, and continue on the long and winding path to finding my tiny place in this vast and crazy thing called life. Wishing you all love on this day and hoping that wherever you are, whoever you're with, you're surrounded by love. โค Photo via @bergdorfs ๐Ÿ’•
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Beautiful and absolute sweetest @cindybruna wearing our Pre-Spring 17 white crepe flare Tux tonight in Shanghai, out celebrating her moment on the @victoriassecret Runway. Styled by @lamarquenyc. Congratulations Cindy, so happy for you!! ๐Ÿ’•
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"I work for Women. I only think for them. If I didn't like Women, I wouldn't do this job." -Azzedine Alaia ๐Ÿ–ค
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"He dedicated his life to the belief that fashion was more than just garments, but rather an element in the empowerment of women and the broader cultural conversation." -Vanessa Friedman, NY Times. ๐Ÿ–ค
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You were and will always be to me, the King. My idol, the golden standard, the greatest that will have ever been. One of the greatest gifts I was given in this lifetime was the gift of knowing you. You treated me with love and kindness. Every time I stepped foot in your area code, you welcomed me in, you welcomed my parents in, you welcomed my friends in. And now all we have are the memories, the memories that will last me a lifetime and give me the strength to continue, to continue to try and live my life with even one percent of the truth, conviction, and dedication with which you lived yours. To watch you run your hands over a woman's body and fit her, to watch her face light up in your presence, was nothing short of magic. And that magical spark landed on everyone in your orbit. I'll never forget the first time I had a fashion show, coming to your house and plugging my little USB in to your TV in the kitchen and showing you the video with such nervousness and feeling a feeling of thankfulness I've never felt, just to even be sitting across from you. Showing you my tiny collection that looked like a junior high art project next to your Picasso was daunting, but you smiled, and patted me on the back and kept watching enthusiastically. And that was the thing about you, your life was not about who's who and what's what, you lived a life with feeling, with emotion, with passion. You never played by the rules of the system, you wrote your own and you lived with dignity and pride. You woke up each day surrounded by your work, and ended each night surrounded by your friends, you lived a life with purpose. You were the rare star, a gift given to us from up above, a constant reminder that being a fashion designer is not about seeing and being seen, about being popular or not, but about helping those who wear it to feel their best, to feel empowered, to become strong. Women feel it in every stitch of your clothes, and we all felt it in your presence. Since I've started as a designer, I've often been asked the question, who do you look up to the most? The answer will forever be, Azzedine Alaia. I love you, may you forever rest in the peace you deserve. ๐Ÿ–ค
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๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— This photo of our FW17 Swarovski suit in the latest @vogueparis has me feeling rosy this Friday ๐Ÿ’—! Featuring the beautiful @ianagodnia ๐Ÿ“ท @philippejarrigeon ๐Ÿ‘— @verodidry ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ @paolosoffiatti ๐Ÿ’„@petros_petrohilos Fun Fact: The suit is made of a special fabric containing more than 2 million Swarovski crystals ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ’Ž
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Love #IssaRae! Here wearing our SS18 Blush and Red turtle neck tank and maxi skirt combo with signature B belt at last night's @instylemagazine Golden Globe's Party, styled by @jasonrembert โค๐Ÿ’•
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Beautiful Allison Williams wearing #brandonmaxwell FW17 pony ball skirt and cashmere sweater at tonight's Governors Awards in LA. Styled by @cristinaehrlich ๐Ÿ–ค
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Absolute heaven. One of my first jobs as a stylist assistant was working with @edward_enninful, whom I love and adore and respect beyond words. My first day on set with him was a campaign for @dior with @jgalliano, shot by #stevenmeisel, makeup by @patmcgrathreal and starring @karliekloss. Somehow of all the experiences I've had, that very first day still sticks out to me as my most formative memory in this industry. I was chubby (that hasn't changed), had no nice clothes, and I ran around sweating with a fanny pack on just trying not to get fired. It wasn't the pure glamour of it all that was intoxicating, but the kindness of the people on that set. They were stars to me, I had read about them in magazines in a small town and looked up to them from afar, and there I was, in their presence, and every single one of them took the time to say hello and thank me for my time. I'll never forget Pat's laugh and Mr. Galliano walking out of the room and introducing himself, Karlie running around set like the most beautiful angel I'd ever seen, and Edward just being Edward, that rare mix of hilarity and genius. And what can you say about #StevenMeisel? There's god, and then there's Steven, in my book. Years later I signed to @clmagency and @camillalowther took a chance on me and launched my career. Years later from that I found myself in a fitting with her glorious daughter @adwoaaboa for my runway show, and she's become one of my favorite people I've ever met, as gorgeous on the inside as she is on the outside. I've had so many experiences with @themarcjacobs where just as I was starting to feel like I should give up, he spoke to me, and he reminded me that there can be good in this industry. He has been the most prime example to me of living your truth and your passion. It's funny how life works, I'll always feel honored to have been in any one of these people's lives even for a mere second. Waking up today and seeing this cover made me excited, it brought me back, it gave me a pep in my step, because these people, and this work, is what fashion is really all about. Congratulations to you all on this historic first cover. โค
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Me staring at the rest of the week just counting down to Friday...
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Today @lofficielusa launches online! To kick things off, they asked me how I hope to see the fashion industry change in 2018. This is my answer. See more at ๐ŸŽฅ: @lucarepola
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