Easy, wearable day to evening clothing with a slightly romantic aesthetic that is never too precious. The clothes appeal to women of many walks of life – from the surfer girls of his youth to the chic women of capital cities of the world – fashion as an art form that celebrates beauty, independence and expression. There are two constants that run through the designer’s creative focus – a love of vibrant coastal culture and a strong impulse to transform simple materials into something unexpected, mysterious and covetable.
JONATHAN COHEN is about transformation, imaginative creation immersed in a world of diverse beauty and adventure.
With an expertise in design and pattern making, learned from his studies at Parsons School of Design, refined in the studios of Doo.Ri Chung, Ashleigh Verrier and Oscar de la Renta where he apprenticed, Jonathan applies a knowledge of high quality fabrics and superb fit, to create womenswear collections under his eponymous label. Born and raised in San Diego, California by Mexican parents, Jonathan Cohen in partnership with Sarah Leff who oversees the operational and commercial side of the business, was founded in 2011 in New York City.
JONATHAN COHEN thrives on multi-dimensional influences. Music, architecture and world cultures serve as a constant and rich source of inspiration. The collection is a reflection of the designer’s background: a unique mix of coastal ease and big city cool blended with a modern and vibrant edge.