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Having both previously designed for Valentino in Rome, designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco launched their namesake label KAUFMANFRANCO in autumn 2004, and although both Ken and Isaac have similar fashion backgrounds, their unique design ideas are what spurs on the creativity for their collections. A distinctive mix of the raw and the refined, each piece is incredibly complex right down to the cut, fabric and thorough detailing. The brand’s floor-length gowns are elegant and sophisticated but with a twist of metropolitan edge. Pattern is rarely seen; instead, the designs are accented by daring cut-outs, luxe fabrics and sculpting silhouettes.- less