Prior to launching her A.L.C. collection in 2009, designer and New York native Andrea Liberman worked alongside fashion heavyweights Romeo Gigli and Giorgio D’Saint Angelo. Liberman’s own cult retail space, Culture & Reality, followed, as did a burgeoning styling career with clients including Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwen Stefani and Cameron Diaz. The segue to A.L.C.—comprised of meticulously crafted staples and chic, mix-and-match separates—was a seamless one. Cool, contemporary and ever-evolving, Liberman’s designs garnered her a coveted spot in the CFDA in 2011.