CHARLES YOUSSEF received his undergraduate degree from Parsons School of Design in New York and an MA in Womenswear from the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, where he studied under Louise Wilson. Charles presented his graduate collection during London Fashion Week in February 2010.
Soon after launching, the line caught the eye of Lady Gaga, who purchased the collection for her 2010 concert tour. Charles held senior design positions at Calvin Klein in New York, Gareth Pugh in London, Cerruti in Paris and Ralph Lauren in New York. In 2014, Charles launched his eponymous label with a Resort collection, which was immediately bought by Barneys New York.
Based in New York, the Charles Youssef brand represents strong ideas, luxurious execution, perfected fit, and feminine detailing. Each piece is unique and carefully crafted to meet the requirements of a dynamic metropolitan and intelligent woman. Drawing inspiration from architecture, geometry and art, the Charles Youssef vision is both directional and functional.
Charles Youssef is a current awardee of the CFDA Incubator program. His collection is stocked at luxury boutiques worldwide.
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