Brandon Maxwell is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear label launched in New York in 2015. The brand was born out of the desire to make women feel beautiful, sophisticated and powerful, with timeless garments that are impeccably tailored. With a focus on craftsmanship, the entire collection is designed in New York City.
Surrounded by immaculately dressed women from a young age, Maxwell was captivated by the women who passed through the boutique where his grandmother worked in Longview, Texas. He went on to study photography at St. Edward’s University in Austin and began assisting stylist Deborah Afshani in 2009, followed by Edward Enninful, and then Nicola Formichetti in 2010. Maxwell established a styling career in 2012 acting as a fashion director to Lady Gaga and working on fashion campaigns and editorials for talented photographers such as Inez and Vinoodh, Mario Sorrenti and Mario Testino.Inspired by the strong women Maxwell surrounds himself with, his hallmark style of sharp tailoring and sculptural details are apparent in his namesake collection. Each season the designs evolve but the muse stays the same.
Maxwell was awarded the 2020 AAFA Designer of the Year Award, the 2019 CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year, the 2019 FGI Fashion Star Award, the 2019 Texas Medal of Art for Design, the 2018 Woolmark New York Semifinal Prize Award, 2016 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for Womenswear, the 2016 CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear, and was named a finalist for the 2016 LVMH Prize. Maxwell is a judge on Bravo TV’s Project Runway.