Fenton Designer Dana Lorenz
created FENTON in 2006. After obtaining degrees as a painter from the University of Iowa and Art Institute of Chicago, Dana entered the fashion industry working for Gucci and Donna Karan.
FENTON is an elaborate mix of unexpected elements whose aesthetic inspires both fantasy and pop culture references. Rope, crystals, chains and pearls are wrapped, twisted and bound together in a unique assemblage signature to the brand.
Seen on the runway at Proenza Schouler and Thakoon, Dana was nominated for the 2010 CFDA Swarovski Accessory Designer of the Year, as well as being honored as one of Italian Vogue's 'New Talents'.
launched his first eponymous collection during New York Fashion Week in February 2009. The Fall 2011 show at Lincoln Center marked the fifth season for the American designer.
Gurung was born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He began his career in New York interning for Donna Karan while attending Parsons School of Design. In his first year, he was awarded the "Best Designer" title at the annual Parsons / FIT design competition.
After Parsons, Gurung spent two years with Cynthia Rowley's design team. Soon after, he became the design director at Bill Blass. After five successful years, Gurung left his post at Blass to launch his own collection.
Since its launch, Gurung has dressed leading ladies including Michelle Obama, Demi Moore, Zoe Saldana and Oprah Winfrey, to name a few. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and received a nomination for the 2010 CFDA Swarovski Womenswear Award. In November 2010, Gurung was selected as runner-up for the 2010 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund.