CFDA member Janet Howard is a women’s and men’s contemporary designer best known for her signature tailoring style and design which lead her to the covers and pages of the most prestigious magazines in the world.
Janet started her career about 30 years ago as a buyer for the designer department at Nordstrom’s. Inspired by the early breakout designers of the 90’s, David Cameron, Patrick Kelly and early Marc Jacobs, Janet decided to break out on her own and launch her first women’s contemporary collection/brand, MISC. by Janet Howard. The brand was an instant success and sold at Fred Segal, Barney’s, Nordstrom… MISC. by Janet Howard brand propelled her career with 2 runways shows, tons of press, and a nomination and won “California Rising Star Award.”
In early 2010, some freelancing and consulting in designing, developing and producing collections for others, Janet decided to seek out a business and marketing partner to start an agency. By late 2010, Martini Factory, LLC. was hatched and is one of today’s strongest and sought after fashion design and manufacturing agencies, offering services, globally. MF specializes in product development for the better to designer market, offering full package services ranging from designing, creating, sourcing, and developing women’s and men’s apparel from sample collection through full-scale production. For the new, emerging and established designer and private label. Janet Howard’s expertise in direction, tailoring, and overall experience in the women’s contemporary market has made MF a huge success that it is today. Janet Howard will be showcasing her line on Saturday, February 24 at 8PM.