The label Catherine Maladrino was launched in 1998 in Soho, New York.
The clothes started to be retailed at Henri Bendel store. Since starting the label, Malandrino has woven together the two poles of her being; the energy of Manhattan, and the romance of Paris.
In Fall 2002, Catherine Malandrino introduced a higher priced collection with a very exclusive distribution. A new luxury approach to dressing Catherine Malandrino Limited edition is a line of ninety pieces, each piece with its own strong individuality.
She now has stores in New York's' Soho and Meatpacking districts, East Hampton, and L.A.
Both Catherine Malandrino Collection and Catherine Malandrino Limited Edition are currently sold internationally in the US, England, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, France and Italy. Price points range from $600-$2,500 retail for Limited Edition and $300 to $800 for Collection.
After a few seasons of playing with accessories, Malandrino is finally launching her first full shoe collection, which will hit the runway for her spring 2006 show. Malandrino designs both collections while her husband Bernard Aidan serves as CEO of the brand.
Catherine's clothes are simple and sexy. She makes wrap and pleat mini-skirts in satin and suede, leather and metallic quilted jackets, leather pants as well as wispy summer dresses in chiffon with ruffles and embroidery.
Roughed up romantic looks in neutral palettes, fitted silhouettes, attention-getting sleeves, layers and netting, knitwear, negligee-inspired silks, and playful accents like hardware on shoulders.
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