Allen B. Schwartz began his adventure and ultimate destiny in the fashion world at the age of sixteen when he ventured from his home in Brooklyn to Manhattan. With drive and determination, Mr. Schwartz landed his first job at Russ Togs. Through his passion for sales, Mr. Schwartz quickly worked his way through the ranks. However it was his instinct for design that would guide his success.
Esprit de Corp would be Schwartz"s next major venture, in which he founded the brand and spent ten years at the helm growing the business in San Francisco. In 1982, Schwartz decided it was time to go out on his own. With the desire to design still burning, he made several major life changes including moving to Los Angeles where he launched ABS by Allen Schwartz. The media and fashion buyers alike quickly hailed Schwartz "the master of trend." He is revered and applauded for the extraordinary job he does of bringing the latest trends to the stores in record time, with his own vision and interpretation.
The media has widely covered Schwartz and aided him in reaching a national and international audience. He appears regularly on Entertainment Tonight as a style expert, as well as frequents fashion segments on CNBC, CNN, the Today Show and Oprah. Allen and the ABS brand also receive consistent editorial coverage in the major fashion magazines such as Vogue, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Us Weekly, In Touch and People. Schwartz was recognized by Forbes magazine as heading one of the nation"s fastest growing fashion companies.
After over two decades of designing for his moniker brand, ABS, Schwartz is even more passionate than ever about design and predicting the next trends.
As he directs the brand into the future, he applies a simple credo to his life and designs "It"s all about the here and now." Allen Schwartz currently resides in Southern California with his wife and two children, but also lives bio coastal, with a New York apartment on 52nd Street and a beautiful home in Long Island.
For Fall 2012 designers are inspired by a wide range of influences, from the elaborate details of brocade and metallic gold embellishments to the dynamic mix of military chic and power pantsuits. Colo