Click Read More/Comment for additional photos. Carly Cushnie was born and raised in London, after graduating high school attended Parsons School of Design in both Paris and New York, where she completed a BA in Fashion design. While attending Parsons Cushnie was hired as a design intern at Donna Karan, where she developed a strong sense of drape and movement, later she joined the team as a design intern at Proenza Scholar. In her graduating year Carly completed an internship at Oscar De La Renta where she worked closely on the ready to wear collection.


After completing a military high school education, Michelle Ochs raised in Maryland headed to New York to begin her studies at Parsons School of Design where she completed a BA in Fashion Design. During her time at Parsons she was hired as a design intern at Marc Jacobs, then joined the team as a design intern at Isaac Mizrahi Made to Order. In her final year at school Michelle interned at Chado Ralph Rucci.


While attending Parsons, Carly and Michelle collectively received top honors at school that included the CFDA scholarship and the SAGA award, as well as runner-up and winner of 2007 Parsons Designer of the Year. Carly’s and Michelle’s senior collections were also featured in a cover story for WWD upon graduation.


Carly’s international sophistication and Michelle’s American sensibility, informs the brands intricate draping and precise tailoring. The diverse backgrounds coupled with a strong sense of the female form and thorough education resulted in a collection that is an intricate play of shape and technical craftsmanship. It is a constant evolution of form and function that is CUSHNIE ET OCHS.


Since the launch of CUSHNIE ET OCHS with their Spring 2009 collection, they have received the 2009 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award and were finalists for the 2010 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award. CUSHNIE ET OCHS is sold in the most exclusive boutiques worldwide and has been featured in Vogue and W magazine as the New Guard as well as has numerous credits in leading publications.


Carly Cushnie & Michelle Ochs










Photo via thecoveteur

Photo via thecoveteur

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One of the reasons why I love CUSHNIE ET OCHS is not only for their amazing collection which is a mix of futuristically classic, architecturally tailored pieces, somehow seamlessly combined to infuse all of these elements effortlessly, but as well as their music selection during their Spring/Summer 2012 collection during fashion week, which centered completely around 90’s nostalgia music, such as Biggie, 2Pac and Soul II Soul. To see their Spring/Summer 2012 line in action view here and then click on collections, selecting video, s/s 2012.