{alt missing}

Brandon Maxwell

Designer, Brandon Maxwell

What is the BoF 500?

The BoF 500 is the definitive professional index of the people shaping the $2.4 trillion fashion industry, hand-selected by the editors of The Business of Fashion, based on hundreds of nominations received from current BoF 500 members, extensive data analysis and research.

Biography

The American designer and stylist for Lady Gaga launched his eponymous label in 2015. Two seasons and a CFDA Swarovski Award later, his designs have been worn by the likes of Karlie Kloss , Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon.

Maxwell grew up in Longview, Texas and studied photography at St. Edward’s University in Austin. After interning for stylist Deborah Afshani, he went on to work with Edward Enninful before getting a job with Nicola Formichetti in 2010. Two years later, he became Lady Gaga’s fashion director.

In 2015, Maxwell established his ready-to-wear label, which is designed and produced in New York City. The brand launched an advertising campaign for its second season, Autumn/Winter 2016, shot by Maxwell and featuring a diverse group of models including Blanca Padilla, Herieth Paul, Leila Nda and Riley Montana.

Several notable models and Hollywood actresses are already loyal customers: Lady Gaga, Doutzen Kroes, Iman and Jennifer Lawrence frequently sport Maxwell’s signature powersuits and structural tailoring on the red carpet.

Maxwell was one of eight shortlisted designers for the LVMH Prize 2016. That same year, he was awarded the Fashion Group International Rising Star award for womenswear, followed by the CFDA Swarovski Award in June.

Share This Profile

Vital Statistics

Nationality

United States

Location
United States

Similar Profiles

Fernando Jorge

Designer, Fernando Jorge

Katie Hillier

Designer, Hillier Bartley

Jung Wook Jun

Designer

Xander Zhou

Designer, Xander Zhou