edward an is a resort wear collection designed by two women, made in Los Angeles to travel everywhere the sun takes you. Positioned somewhere between an easy-pocketed cover-up and a classic dinner dress, our designs are consciously made to fit our many shapes, sizes and on-the-go lifestyles using all natural fabrics. edward an's dresses and accessories are created to capture the spirit of Los Angeles endless summer with timeless styles that can be worn day into night all year long. We dress creative women with a full schedule and travel constraints that might not allow for a change of clothes from work to dinner or pool to party. So even though you may not be strolling the streets of the famous cities that give our clothes their namesakes, you can confidently walk into any situation dressed perfectly for your own busy sun-filled life.
edward an was founded by Lori Schlachter-Batt in the early 2000’s. it is a contemporary clothing collection based on refined classics, updated with a modern and youthful twist. edward an has been sold in Neiman Marcus, Intermix, Nordstrom and other specialty stores throughout the United States and Japan. Before designing her own line edward an, Lori designed and helped spearhead Kate Spade when it was a small start-up fashion brand in New York City. Lori also helped launch Trina Turk Home and Accessories in Los Angeles.
Lori and April
edward an’s current collection was recently launched when designer Lori Schlachter-Batt of edward an asked Los Angeles-based contemporary artist April Street to join forces to design a line of dresses with the label, but in the beginning, the two could never find time to meet. While April was on her way to Italy, and Lori was sitting poolside with her two children, planning out her next five stops in Los Angeles, the two friends decided to make clothes that fit their own busy lifestyles.
trunk and travel
The two women realized the need for casual yet tailored dresses that travel well and can be worn on the go from day into evening were a necessary wardrobe addition and that the direct to consumer model of website and trunk shows only gave them the power to make what they want whenever they wanted to make it. Through hosted trunk shows they found a way to develop not only an intimate relationship with the people who buy edward an, they could keep the small designer line more spontaneous, creative and at palatable prices for their friends and customers.
edward an has been featured in Magazines and publications such as Vogue, WWD, Style and Harpers Bazaar...