• Resort 2018

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A Los Angeles based womenswear brand with a focus on thoughtful, timeless luxury.

Co Premium Page

A Los Angeles based womenswear brand with a focus on thoughtful, timeless luxury.

Vital statistics

  • 2011 Established
  • Private Type
  • 2 - 10 Number of employees
  • 2121 East 7th Place
    Suite 216
    Los Angeles, United States
    HQ

Key people

  • Justin Kern Founder & Designer
  • Stephanie Danan Founder & Designer

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

Co is a Los Angeles-based luxury womenswear label founded in 2011 by Stephanie Danan and Justin Kern. Combining quality fabrications and sophisticated design with a more thoughtful price-point, Co has seen impressive growth in just five years, developing a global presence across more than 77 doors, including key retailers such as Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter, Lane Crawford, Isetan, and Selfridges, as well as exclusive boutiques such as A’maree’s, Maxfield, Forty Five Ten, Hirshleifers, and Montaigne Market.

Founders Danan and Kern met in 2008, and through their collaborations, Co was born. Danan, who grew up in the fashion industry, pursued a career in filmmaking under the umbrellas of Miramax Films, Universal Studios and Focus Features before returning to design. Kern worked as a model for the likes of Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier and Steven Meisel, and developed a deeper understanding of the fashion business as a producer for Testino. He moved to LA in 2006 to pursue film, and met Danan shortly thereafter.

Combining their experiences in fashion and film, the couple launched theirfirst collection in 2011 with a short film starring French actress Elodie Bouchez. It instantly captured the attention of the fashion industry, andthe brand’s audience has grown with each subsequent collection. In 2014, Co secured partnerships with Theory founder and fashion investor Andrew Rosen and entertainment manager Scooter Braun. With their guidance, Co expanded from two collections per year to four. Today, Danan and Kern continue to evolve their brand, with plans for e-commerce, a return to branded content, and the continued refinement of their collections.

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