Catherine Malandrino arrived on the fashion scene with the idea of blending the romance and elegance of Paris with the energy of Manhattan. As a French designer in New York, Catherine has a universal appeal.
She channels her energy into poetic designs that encourage women to express their personality. With unique craftsmanship, color palette, and innovative draping skills, she conveys a timeless femininity and “joie de vivre” that Catherine values in her own life. Infusing this idea with a youthful spirit, Catherine Malandrino delivers a chic, feminine, and recognizable silhouette.
Born in the French Alps, Catherine Malandrino knew she wanted to be a designer from a very young age. After graduating from Esmod she worked in the Paris couture houses of Dorothée Bis, Louis Féraud, Emanuel Ungaro, and in the 90's was the creative force at the French label 'Et Vous' in Paris. In 1998 she met Bernard Aidan, her partner of love and life and followed her heart to New York City.
She began her love story with America when she presented the iconic “Flag” collection in 2001. Her irresistible combination of patriotism, audacity, and femininity was acclaimed by the media.
That same year, she abolished boundaries, presenting her “Hallelujah” collection in the renowned New York City landmark The Apollo Theater in Harlem. In 2002, cult sensation “Sex and the City” featured Catherine's Soho boutique.
Since then, Catherine has continued to show the world that femininity is a strength and that clothes are a means for women to unveil their individuality. The fashion designer Catherine Malandrino currently designs two collections: her contemporary Catherine Malandrino line and her runway line Malandrino which features shoes and accessories including jewelry, handbags, and belts.
The company operates today 11 boutiques and the collections are represented in more than 400 doors around the world.