about us

edward an's dresses are created to capture the spirit of Los Angeles endless summer and are 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, but who want to look effortlessly perfect anywhere the world takes them. Made and designed in Los Angeles and 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 lifestyles using all natural fabrics. edward an wants you to feel like you are on vacation all year long. 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

edward an was founded by Lori Schlachter-Batt in the late 90’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 lives. Drawing inspiration from the many busy, successful women they know and love, they realized the need for casual yet tailored business to party dresses that could be worn from day into evening were a necessary wardrobe addition. 


edward an has been featured in Magazines and publications such as Vogue, WWD, Style and Harpers Bazaar...