Ashleigh Verrier approaches the design of her eponymous collections with a feminine and detailed point of view. Her goal as a designer is to create clothing for women who embrace fashion and dress with an effortless elegance that is classical with a whimsical edge. The VERRIER aesthetic embraces a fresh and modern vision of glamour that is an unrivaled lifestyle.
Early years were spent on the west coast in both San Francisco and Seattle before moving to the east coast to attend Parsons School of Design in New York City, where upon graduation she was selected as Designer of the Year in 2004. Throughout her years at Parsons, Ashleigh interned exclusively with the acclaimed duo designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler (2002 2004). Post graduation, Ashleigh further pursued her passion for design development by selling her winning senior thesis collection to Saks Fifth Avenue"s flagship store in NYC under the VERRIER label. The VERRIER women"s designer ready to wear collections have continued expansion in the global marketplace to Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as a developing e commerce presence.
With striking silhouettes, a sophisticated color palette and innovative pairings which transition from day to evening, VERRIER has garnered editorial acclaim in publications inclusive of the cover of WWD, Vogue, Elle, Harper"s Bazaar, W, NY Times, Lucky and Teen Vogue to name just a few national cites. Internationally, VERRIER has been featured in Spur, Ginza, SO EN, MISS, Vogue (Germany), along with a host of additional overseas editorials. In April 2007, VERRIER entered a licensing partnership with the Japanese market. US celebrity presence has Courtney Cox, Taylor Swift, Christina Hendricks, Mandy Moore, Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell, Olivia Chantecaille, Mary Alice Stephenson and Jessica Simpson among notable others wearing VERRIER. Natasha Henstridge wore a VERRIER design in the 2009 notorious Heart Truth Red Dress Runway Show.
Annually VERRIER presents four collections designed by Ashleigh Verrier. VERRIER samples and production are manufactured in NYC. VERRIER continues to participate in New York Fashion Week each Spring and Fall and has debuted in Paris and Tokyo.
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