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Finalist, Winner
Country: United States of America
Participation: 2019

Colovos is the authentic collective vision of longtime husband and wife collaborators Michael and Nicole Colovos. 

Colovos offers a curated selection of exquisitely constructed clothing for the modern woman made in Italy and the United States. The aesthetic is a seamless blend of clean, architectural lines, beautiful fabrics and thoughtfully considered details.

Colovos blends traditional tailoring with modern minimal shapes to create a new take on an everyday wardrobe. Born in Spain, Michael grew up in Seattle and soon was involved in the influential music and skateboard scene that was happening at the time. Interested in design, he moved to New York and later Italy to study fashion. He met Nicole, a New Zealand-born stylist and editor at Harper's Bazaar, in New York in 2002.

Together they launched Habitual, a high-end denim collection that was the recipient of an award in the first annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund for emerging designers. The couple were then tasked with the re-launch of Helmut Lang, where they served as co-creative directors for eight years. In 2016, they launched their namesake brand Colovos.