Brotman is a familiar name around here, so let’s get that part out of the way: Yes, the Brotmans.
The Seattle-raised designer, a New Yorker of late, launched her line in Fall 2008 with a collection of jewel-toned silk roll clutches for evening. In 2009, she added jewelry when the beaded handles she’d been doing lent themselves to other ideas about decoration, and for Spring 2010 she added even more jewelry.
Wait till you see fall.
And then there’s the bridal collection.
Brotman works with hand-painted and fine silk fabrics, precious and recycled stones and beads, and her designs are handmade in Italy and New York. As a whole, the brand is ageless, elegant, and just bold enough to get noticed.
And in case you were wondering, you can find the Seattle chapter of FGI; here.