HYLAN BOOKER spent the years from 1995 to 2001 in South. Florida as a private couturier, designing custom made one-offs for women of high life style and fashion sense: in South Beach, Boca Raton, Naples and Palm Beach. His designs were seen in Neiman Marcus, Martha’s and Saks 5th Avenue, but principally in as his own atelier on Brickell Avenue where women were able to enjoy his personal consultation and originality. Family and friends finally won their call for him to move to Los Angeles in 2001 where he has continued to create custom clothes for a key clientele that are less formal and far more suited to the California life style: his gorgeous jackets brought couture to jeans magnificently, as suited the Hollywood mindset.

Ready to Wear has been an ongoing part of Hylan’s American life: in New York (head Designer for a division of Anne Klein); head designer for Madison Avenue’s Searl;and for 4 years in West Los Angles as head designer for French Rags, a knit wear company that enjoyed that he introduced to knits a couture sensibility that brought shape, detail and fashion into a marvelous sweater company. He used the mezzanine in their factory as his atelier to continue creating custom designs for private clients. French Rags closed its doors when its founder, Brenda French, moved to Santa Fe. Private design and manufacturing on your own can be a lonely business, so Hylan Bookier is looking to bring his extraordinary skills and experience to an apparel company that has an appetite to tap into a new market segment with the guidance of an award winning designer.

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