Chicago native Brian Atwood found his obsession with fashion at an early age. As a child, he would be engrossed in his mother's repertoire. Atwood gave up his studies in art and architecture in Illinois to move to New York City and pursue his passion. After graduating from NY's Fashion Institute of Technology, he began a career in modelling in Europe. He worked for well-renowned design houses including Versace and Bally until he launched his own label in 2001. Atwood's impeccably crafted, beautiful designs incorporate edgy, fearless features, and coveted sky-high heels.