Catherine Holstein was not discovered at a prestigious fashion college, at a breakthrough runway presentation or on a reality show. Ms. Holstein, whose first collection sold out at Barneys New York, has connections. Victoria Traina, a classmate at Parsons and a daughter of the romance novelist Danielle Steel, asked to borrow some of her samples to wear to fashion shows in New York. There Ms. Traina caught the attention of editors from Teen Vogue.
Erin Fetherson is an American born designer living in Paris. She had friends like Karen Elson and Zooey Deschanel in mind, both of whom will appear in a short, filmed showcase for Fetherston's clothes.