One of my favorite design teams is Rodarte, which consists of two women, Kate and Laura Mulleavy. I discovered these designers while reading The Teen Vogue Hand Book; their story appealed to me almost instantly. They had grown up all their life in California in a town called Aptos. Later, they both attended University of California, Berkeley where Kate studied art history and Laura English. Before college they discovered their passion for fashion and began to practice sewing. In 2005 the Mulleavy sisters launched their ten piece collection in New York. After releasing their collection, they received nothing more than success. The sisters were nominated for the CFDA award for Womenswear and won the award in 2008. Today these women are busy creating designs in a decorated Los Angeles studio. They have released many different collections, including the latest, a spring collection for women. They continue to create creative pieces that many, myself included, admire.