September 21, 2011

Stand By Your Brand...Meet Corey Lynn Calter

Inheriting a sewing machine from her grandfather, a tailor from Italy, and a sense of color from her mother, an interior designer, Corey started making her own clothes while still a teen in Philadelphia. Majoring in fine art at a high school for performing arts refined her sense of color and texture--things she is now known for--and trained her in labor-intensive processes of color washing and under-painting. The experience left her with both a sharp eye and an aptitude for meticulous work, which brings a visual intelligence to her designs today.

Patricia Field, the "Sex and the City" stylist with a trendsetting shop in the East Village, spotted Corey in a self-made outfit and asked her to design for the boutique. So in 1989--at the tender age of 19--Corey launched her first line that eventually led to stints at Norma Kamali, the Joffrey Ballet, Broadway shows such as Guys and Dolls, and the San Francisco Opera.

Inspired by the concept of women's reinvention through fashion, Calter then created her current enterprise, Corey Lynn Calter in 2000, designing contemporary women's dresses, separates and accessories. She shines in her ability to create and assemble unique prints and unconventional fabrics.

  A fun fact about Corey is she has bee tattoo's on both of her she really is the bee's knees!

Kelsey Dress

Kendall Tunic Dress
Courtney Dress

Jules Blouse

Look for new beautiful designs each month from CLC here at Horseshoe