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From MARGE to KAERSTEN COOPER

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As many of you know, my grandmother, Marjorie was incredibly inspirational to me and to MARGE Clothing. A traditionally trained fashion designer and illustrator, ‘MARGE’, in many ways, was not a traditional woman. She lived a long, bold, unapologetically adventurous life, which is why it seemed fitting my first label pay homage to the woman who taught me so much. What began as a nostalgic tribute to my grandmother and a solution to my own desire for modern, unique silhouettes, has essentially evolved into a forward-looking vision.
 
I am very proud of what MARGE has accomplished. Recognized by VOGUE and Harper's Bazaar UK, GLAMOUR, New York Magazine's The Cut, Huffington Post Style, San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Examiner to name a few. I have cherished every moment of the MARGE journey. However, it is time for me to move on - to a label that authentically supports my evolution as a designer.

Going forward: I am seeking inspiration from that which surrounds me - delving deeper into my creative soul, uncovering a new energy and aesthetic direction as I begin designing under my own name, KAERSTEN COOPER. Whereas the MARGE brand encompassed elegance and grace - my grandmother's innate qualities - KAERSTEN COOPER will be much different and well, more me.

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ou can take comfort in knowing that all of the founding principles of MARGE will inevitably be inherited by my new label. If you are interested in any of MARGE's past Season styles, please e-mail kaersten.cooper@gmail.com for more information.