Thursday, May 26, 2011

Designer: Charles Lord Model: Rita Mitchell

Designer: Charles Lord Model: Rita Mitchell

Charles Lord was founded in 2005 by Charles Brownas a solely custom-design apparel firm. Today, Charles Lord offers both a Couture collection and a Boutique line of limited edition, hand-made, ready-to-wear. With the historical influence of the business and beauty of the Parisian Haute Couture, Charles Lord is known formaintaining a unique balance between vintage inspiration and contemporary relevancy in design; the clothing has a definitively classic style of elegant exuberance and supreme sophistication.

Charles Brown was born and raised in Nashville, TN. He first showed a talent for fashionaround the age of nine, but it wasn't until in high school that he decided to make his passion his career. Devouring every morsel of information he could ascertain about fashion history, design, textiles, andthe business of fashion, he set out to study fashion design and merchandising/marketing in Atlanta, GA, and later in Franklin,TN. Since college, Charles has gained much insight and experience by working in the industry in a variety of areas and locations, including Nashville, Atlanta, Miami, and New York, and with such institutions as the Atlanta Apparel Mart and New York Fashion Week.

Rita Mitchell is the Sr. VP manager at First Tennessee Bank. Her hobbies include cooking, swimming and golf. She has been married for 31 years to her husband Fulton Mitchell. She also has a daughter, Britt Mitchell.

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