BY. Bonnie Young
Recognized by fashion insiders for interpreting global inspirations that inform distinctive ready-to-wear, Bonnie Young launched her women’s luxury collection for Fall 2016. Her design perspective for BY. Bonnie Young is rooted in a modern point of view. Her designs are artful with a powerful sensibility that speak directly to her global customers.
With over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry – Young started her career at Ralph Lauren after graduating from Cornell University.
Joining Donna Karan in 1992, Young was based in Milan, heading inspiration and international fabric development. It was a defining moment in fashion and Bonnie Young had firsthand insight on global inspiration impacting the industry forging a design sensibility with Karan, which transformed the Donna Karan brand.
After the Donna Karan Company was acquired by LVMH in 2000, Young was named Creative Director of Collection and returned to New York. In 2008 Young left the Donna Karan company to pursue her own brand.
Hers was a luxury collection for children and she opened her own store in Aspen which quickly attracted global editorial coverage, celebrity clientele and high-profile collaborations with Adidas, Swarovski, Voss, The Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar and costumes for the Hunger Games- Mocking Jay film.
Young is an author, noted photographer, and curator of museum exhibitions featuring her photography, collection of tribal costumes, and jewelry. She is the founder of Fashion Fights for Children’s Rights, an initiative to support the broad injustices and needs of children. In 2013 she was honored for her work on behalf of Solving Kids Cancer.
Bonnie Young and her husband live in Manhattan with their three children.