Family means everything to plethora of people around the world. They offer love and support when you need it the most; they can also be the reason for your disappointments and anger. As a result, it is a wonder that siblings can cultivate their vision together when you consider their differences. Despite that, new sibling pairs are introduced every day to the fashion world and have proven to be a success in many instances. Some of the most successful design teams include siblings, which may be the precise reason that they have thrived in a highly competitive fashion industry. Kate and Laura Mulleavy come from Northern California and have based their brand Rodarte in Los Angeles ever since. Their collections are known for their blend of couture quality and modern femininity with a twist of California influences. Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen popularised the bohemian chic trend and they have always had an eye for fashion. The Row began in 2006 and has been met with acclaim from critics everywhere. They describe their brand as “a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance, focusing on the fine fabric and the perfect fit”. They even won the “2012 Womenswear Designer of the Year” from the CFDA. They cite their mother as their style inspiration and have expanded to more affordable lines such as Elizabeth and James, which is named after their other siblings. Dean and Dan Caten hail from Canada and grew up in Toronto but moved to New York City in 1983 to study at Parsons The New School for Design before officially launching DSquared2 in 1986 after finding a financial backer. They are regulars at London Fashion Week and have learned from Gianni Versace himself, along with being the creative directors of Ports International. Gigi and Bella Hadid have dominated runways and editorial alike for the past few seasons. Between Gigi’s golden girl looks and Bella’s edgy glamour, it looks like they’ll continue to be fashion favorites both on and off the runways. Elizabeth & Georgia May Jagger have top model Jerry Hall and rock ‘n’ roll god Mick Jagger are their parents, so how could these two beauties fail to grow up style-savvy? Both girls followed their mother’s well-heeled footsteps into the modelling biz, with Lizzy bagging big-bucks campaigns for Lancôme, Tommy Hilfiger, Mango and Marks and Spencer, and Georgia May taking her first catwalk steps at just 16, walking for Vivienne Westwood and scooping the Model of the Year Award in 2009 – thanks to her trademark gap-toothed smile. Blood is definitely thicker than water for these siblings.
Story by Bart Owenby.