One of my favorite aspects of modeling is getting to know amazingly talented and driven designers. The amount of time and work put into a collection by a designer is crazy, and I love being part of the process by supporting them on the runway!
However, I also think it’s important to support small designers beyond the runway. Sometimes this is in the form of a custom order from the designer. One designer team I walked for in my first season of Kansas City Fashion Week has made the process of buying their designs just a click away…Coco + Ilia, it’s all you!
Coco + Ilia is a duo design team. Cortney Sims and Ilia Siegwald each bring their own facets to the table, resulting in incredibly complimentary fashion designs. Their street style collections are meant to be wearable, edgy and youthful—but ultimately they strive to empower women!
I was honored to be part of a promo shoot for the launch of Coco + Ilia’s e-commerce website. The website is a great business move for these two as it makes the products super easy to order, and online format shopping hits their target audience of younger customers who prefer the fast convenience of shopping online.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Phoebe Rain
HAIR: Ilia Siegwald