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Brandon Maxwell

American Fashion Designer, Creative Director Info@brandonvmaxwell.com
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Spring is officially in stores! Head to our IGTV or link in Bio to view the runway collection and watch icon Lynn Wyatt humorously walk us through the key looks, as modeled by the one and only @emilydidonato ❤️

Spring is officially in stores! Head to our IGTV or link in Bio to view the runway collection and watch icon Lynn Wyatt humorously walk us through the key looks, as modeled by the one and only @emilydidonato ❤️

I’ve been so emotional all week! On this day 4 years ago I started calling my friends to tell them that I planned on launching my own collection. I was so young and naive; optimism abounded. Now, on this day so far removed from then, I am still filled with optimism but a kind that is more rooted in the gratefulness that the busy highway of youth has cleared and all that remains are those truly in it for the long haul. Taking a leap, and certainly one that is public, very quickly forces the illusions of youth to dissipate and makes way for the hard realities that inevitably lie behind. But, I wouldn’t trade the weight I’ve gained, hair I’ve lost, wrinkles I’ve acquired, and failures I’ve navigated for all the love, joys, hard lessons and beautiful moments I’ve experienced since then. Sure, there are some dark days I lay around and long for the moments when it was simpler, when things were safer, when there was more time, when judgements and the fear of failure were less. But then I think about the moments on this journey that have revealed to me the strength, loyalty, and utter passion of the people who have been there all along and it suddenly feels like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. This week I not only celebrated an anniversary in my personal relationship but our brand was nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year. These are two accomplishments that I am deeply proud of and that took a lot of hard work, sacrifice, and most importantly unending support from those around us. While I absolutely feel undeserving of the love I am given each morning when I wake up and certainly of the support I have been given from my industry this week, I am humbled by the gestures. As humans, what we more than likely all have in common is that we want to be loved and to make something of our lives. We live in a culture now that feeds on negativity, of which we all have plenty to go around, but tonight I wanted to just say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your positivity which has made me feel loved and like I matter. Time and time again it has surely kept me alive, and I am very thankful. ❤️

I’ve been so emotional all week! On this day 4 years ago I started calling my friends to tell them that I planned on launching my own collection. I was so young and naive; optimism abounded. Now, on this day so far removed from then, I am still filled with optimism but a kind that is more rooted in the gratefulness that the busy highway of youth has cleared and all that remains are those truly in it for the long haul. Taking a leap, and certainly one that is public, very quickly forces the illusions of youth to dissipate and makes way for the hard realities that inevitably lie behind. But, I wouldn’t trade the weight I’ve gained, hair I’ve lost, wrinkles I’ve acquired, and failures I’ve navigated for all the love, joys, hard lessons and beautiful moments I’ve experienced since then. Sure, there are some dark days I lay around and long for the moments when it was simpler, when things were safer, when there was more time, when judgements and the fear of failure were less. But then I think about the moments on this journey that have revealed to me the strength, loyalty, and utter passion of the people who have been there all along and it suddenly feels like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. This week I not only celebrated an anniversary in my personal relationship but our brand was nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year. These are two accomplishments that I am deeply proud of and that took a lot of hard work, sacrifice, and most importantly unending support from those around us. While I absolutely feel undeserving of the love I am given each morning when I wake up and certainly of the support I have been given from my industry this week, I am humbled by the gestures. As humans, what we more than likely all have in common is that we want to be loved and to make something of our lives. We live in a culture now that feeds on negativity, of which we all have plenty to go around, but tonight I wanted to just say thank you from the bottom of my heart for your positivity which has made me feel loved and like I matter. Time and time again it has surely kept me alive, and I am very thankful. ❤️

Last night in Vancouver on the latest stop of her #becoming Tour, @michelleobama wore a #brandonmaxwell white satin twill shawl collar pantsuit! Styled by @meredithkoop. 📸: @bennelms ❤️

Last night in Vancouver on the latest stop of her #becoming Tour, @michelleobama wore a #brandonmaxwell white satin twill shawl collar pantsuit! Styled by @meredithkoop. 📸: @bennelms ❤️

HELLO WEEKEND! Y’all have fun!

HELLO WEEKEND! Y’all have fun!

I would be lying if I said I hadn’t dreamed of this very moment a thousand times. I am so grateful, honored, and completely at a loss for words to be nominated for @cfda Womenswear Designer Of The Year. This is an absolute dream come true. I am deeply humbled to be in the company of these incredible designers that I respect so much, and eternally in the debt of those that so kindly voted for us. I am very proud to be an American designer. To have the opportunity to go to work every day and create work that can help to make someone feel good about themselves is more than I could have ever dreamed of, and it is a luxury that I am aware so few are afforded. It is for that reason alone that this recognition is already a win for me and my team. Any road to happiness is paved by bumps, fears, anxieties, struggles, roadblocks, and failures, of which I have had many, publicly and privately. Fashion is smoke and mirrors and beyond it I believe we are all trying to just get by, keep the lights on, be seen, and live a life that matters. Amongst many things this moment feels surreal, but I am brought firmly back to the ground when I think of all the people who loved me and believed in me when it wasn’t cool to, and when they didn’t have to. Your love and dedication is what is truly fashionable and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. To every team member near and far who gave a part of themselves when there was no reward, to every dedicated and loyal human in my office who ride the ride every day with a smile, and to every woman who previously went on this journey with us, I hope you feel this moment with a sense of pride for the impact you have made. To the retailers, industry leaders, and customers, I truly say thank you. To my family, friends, and Jessy, this has always been for you. It is the depth of your love that allows my soul to swim, and you are the magnifying glass though which I truly see what the measure of a life well lived really is. Lastly, to any young people reading who might be dreaming of this life in fashion, it can be yours through hard work, dedication, and love. I hope seeing me here is a reminder that life is yours for the taking. THANK YOU! ❤️

I would be lying if I said I hadn’t dreamed of this very moment a thousand times. I am so grateful, honored, and completely at a loss for words to be nominated for @cfda Womenswear Designer Of The Year. This is an absolute dream come true. I am deeply humbled to be in the company of these incredible designers that I respect so much, and eternally in the debt of those that so kindly voted for us. I am very proud to be an American designer. To have the opportunity to go to work every day and create work that can help to make someone feel good about themselves is more than I could have ever dreamed of, and it is a luxury that I am aware so few are afforded. It is for that reason alone that this recognition is already a win for me and my team. Any road to happiness is paved by bumps, fears, anxieties, struggles, roadblocks, and failures, of which I have had many, publicly and privately. Fashion is smoke and mirrors and beyond it I believe we are all trying to just get by, keep the lights on, be seen, and live a life that matters. Amongst many things this moment feels surreal, but I am brought firmly back to the ground when I think of all the people who loved me and believed in me when it wasn’t cool to, and when they didn’t have to. Your love and dedication is what is truly fashionable and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. To every team member near and far who gave a part of themselves when there was no reward, to every dedicated and loyal human in my office who ride the ride every day with a smile, and to every woman who previously went on this journey with us, I hope you feel this moment with a sense of pride for the impact you have made. To the retailers, industry leaders, and customers, I truly say thank you. To my family, friends, and Jessy, this has always been for you. It is the depth of your love that allows my soul to swim, and you are the magnifying glass though which I truly see what the measure of a life well lived really is. Lastly, to any young people reading who might be dreaming of this life in fashion, it can be yours through hard work, dedication, and love. I hope seeing me here is a reminder that life is yours for the taking. THANK YOU! ❤️

I had so much fun in Austin this weekend! I came home for my ten year college reunion gallery show with all of my best friends which was beautifully hosted by @stedwardsu (thanks to all who came!) and then after we were all transported to the most magical outdoor space with tacos and bars and movie theatre screens for the premiere of @projectrunwaybravo! Thank you ever so kindly to @whitkronkulous, @texasfoley & @ninebandedwhiskey for your love and support and for hosting us in the most grand of Texas ways. I had a little dream when I started out in school with all of these friends, it’s because of them that it has come true, and being in their presence as it all began was the greatest gift. Thank you! ❤️

I had so much fun in Austin this weekend! I came home for my ten year college reunion gallery show with all of my best friends which was beautifully hosted by @stedwardsu (thanks to all who came!) and then after we were all transported to the most magical outdoor space with tacos and bars and movie theatre screens for the premiere of @projectrunwaybravo! Thank you ever so kindly to @whitkronkulous, @texasfoley & @ninebandedwhiskey for your love and support and for hosting us in the most grand of Texas ways. I had a little dream when I started out in school with all of these friends, it’s because of them that it has come true, and being in their presence as it all began was the greatest gift. Thank you! ❤️

Episode one done! You’ve met the cast, you’ve heard their stories, and now we’re about to get down, dirty and REALLY in to it all next week! Thanks everyone for the love on the new @projectrunwaybravo! If you haven’t watched it yet, it’s playing on TV today, you can stream it on all platforms, or even buy it! ❤️

Episode one done! You’ve met the cast, you’ve heard their stories, and now we’re about to get down, dirty and REALLY in to it all next week! Thanks everyone for the love on the new @projectrunwaybravo! If you haven’t watched it yet, it’s playing on TV today, you can stream it on all platforms, or even buy it! ❤️

In the new issue of @vmagazine @CarolynMurphy wears a @brandonmaxwell Spring/Summer 2019 knit gown ❤️
Photo @maxpapendieck
Hair @brentlawler
Makeup @ttmakarova
Production @goranmacura
Special Thanks #StephenGan

In the new issue of @vmagazine @CarolynMurphy wears a @brandonmaxwell Spring/Summer 2019 knit gown ❤️
Photo @maxpapendieck
Hair @brentlawler
Makeup @ttmakarova
Production @goranmacura
Special Thanks #StephenGan

@joansmalls looking gorgeous as usual (!) last night at the opening of @neimanmarcus at Hudson Yards. Wearing #brandonmaxwell Fall/Winter 2019 ivory moire baby doll dress, fresh from the runway. Styled by @ericjmcneal ❤️

@joansmalls looking gorgeous as usual (!) last night at the opening of @neimanmarcus at Hudson Yards. Wearing #brandonmaxwell Fall/Winter 2019 ivory moire baby doll dress, fresh from the runway. Styled by @ericjmcneal ❤️

TONIGHT is the very first night of a wonderful, emotional, intense, exciting, and beautiful season of the NEW @projectrunwaybravo! I came to this incredibly unique experience as the only one of us on the panel who had never ever been on TV previously. I could not have asked for a better family to ride this ride with. Elaine, Nina, Karlie, Christian, you each loved me well and I love you deeply. After the first few episodes, once I had worked diligently through the anxieties and gotten comfortable in my new role, I found myself so emotionally raw and connected to these designers. We may sit in different chairs on the runway, but we both had chosen to put ourselves out there in front of the world in hopes that they would love us, and I really felt that bond. So many people have asked what is so “new” about this version of this beloved series. There are many things, but the one that feels the most important to me is the truth, honesty, and familial way in which we approached the search for the next great talent. We hope that over time you will come to love us and welcome us in to your homes with laughs and tears. We hope to build relationships and trust with you. But more than anything we hope that you will see the stories of these incredible people who have the talent, the desire, and the fire inside to make it happen, and also see that in yourselves. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity. To be seen, to be loved, to feel that we matter is what we all want and need. That’s what this show has given me. I hope you feel the same. See you tonight on Bravo at 8/7c!

TONIGHT is the very first night of a wonderful, emotional, intense, exciting, and beautiful season of the NEW @projectrunwaybravo! I came to this incredibly unique experience as the only one of us on the panel who had never ever been on TV previously. I could not have asked for a better family to ride this ride with. Elaine, Nina, Karlie, Christian, you each loved me well and I love you deeply. After the first few episodes, once I had worked diligently through the anxieties and gotten comfortable in my new role, I found myself so emotionally raw and connected to these designers. We may sit in different chairs on the runway, but we both had chosen to put ourselves out there in front of the world in hopes that they would love us, and I really felt that bond. So many people have asked what is so “new” about this version of this beloved series. There are many things, but the one that feels the most important to me is the truth, honesty, and familial way in which we approached the search for the next great talent. We hope that over time you will come to love us and welcome us in to your homes with laughs and tears. We hope to build relationships and trust with you. But more than anything we hope that you will see the stories of these incredible people who have the talent, the desire, and the fire inside to make it happen, and also see that in yourselves. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity. To be seen, to be loved, to feel that we matter is what we all want and need. That’s what this show has given me. I hope you feel the same. See you tonight on Bravo at 8/7c!

My face when I suddenly realize it’s 10 p.m. and I have no clean clothes for tomorrow! Karlie is going to look great though! Catch us at 10 a.m. on @todayshow with @klgandhoda! @projectrunwaybravo starts in 2 days 🥴❤️

My face when I suddenly realize it’s 10 p.m. and I have no clean clothes for tomorrow! Karlie is going to look great though! Catch us at 10 a.m. on @todayshow with @klgandhoda! @projectrunwaybravo starts in 2 days 🥴❤️

Memory Monday! Fashion month is over and this week a new chapter in life starts. None of it would be possible, and most importantly none of it would be fun, without all of these people I love. We laugh, we cry, we worry, we rejoice, but most importantly we love. One of the most common comments in my office is that I never take the time to slow down and raise a glass to celebrate, so thank you to @publichotels for so kindly creating a space for us to do just that. These are just a few of the incredible people that make my world go round and keep my feet firmly planted where I want to be. This night is a beautiful memory I’ll always cherish. ❤️

Memory Monday! Fashion month is over and this week a new chapter in life starts. None of it would be possible, and most importantly none of it would be fun, without all of these people I love. We laugh, we cry, we worry, we rejoice, but most importantly we love. One of the most common comments in my office is that I never take the time to slow down and raise a glass to celebrate, so thank you to @publichotels for so kindly creating a space for us to do just that. These are just a few of the incredible people that make my world go round and keep my feet firmly planted where I want to be. This night is a beautiful memory I’ll always cherish. ❤️