Hi, I'm Cynthia Harvey Brown, creator of Shift in Season, and I was born into a family of talkers. Many of my closest friends are very outspoken, yet I've always best expressed myself through my imagination, creating works of art with my hands. From a young age, I was drawn to beautiful things, and discovered a love for fashion, healthy living, and travel. After earning my fashion design degree from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles, I traveled to more than 20 countries. During my travels I was enraptured by the different cultures and beauty, collecting artwork, creative ideas, and lifestyle tips that spoke to me. Some of these countries included Italy, London, Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Nigeria and France. Many of the European countries I've been fortunate enough to visit inspired in me an appreciation for quality craftsmanship, textiles and haute couture fashion. I especially enjoyed my frequent trips to Tokyo and Seoul pouring through their innovative fashion magazines, shopping independent designer boutiques, and sourcing fabrics I used to create my own designs for myself and clients.
I worked as a freelance fashion designer and stylist in Hollywood on TV commercials and music videos for various celebrities. In 2015, after years of business ownership and fashion industry experience, my discoveries led me to launch Shift in Season and this blog, dedicated to sharing my creative world with others. This will include an array of visual resources and creative ways of rocking the iconic shift dress. A shift dress is a must-have item that can easily be included in every woman's wardrobe. My focus as a fashion designer is to transform this simple timeless dress by adding modern design elements. The website will give the buyer the option to customize their shift dress when placing their order online.
Our Shift in Season dress collection embodies beauty, spirit, and strength and it speaks to living a simple life with endless creative possibilities.