Aug 19, 2009


AprilMarin was created in 2007 by college friends April Bukofser and Marin Milio. April and Marin wanted to create a clothing line that was both innovative yet full of classic pieces. As fashionable women themselves, these ladies understood the importance of a perfect fit. They researched other womens custom clothing lines and realized that there were no other contemporary clothing designers offering custom-made garments for all. Thus AprilMarin was born.

AprilMarin offers made-to-order dresses, jackets, and suits, specially made using your unique measurements. The pieces are timeless and classic, but with a bit of an edge, so your wardrobe not only will fit your body perfectly but it will be one of a kind! I was lucky enough to talk with April and Marin about their collection, and I learned a lot about these two lovely ladies and AprilMarin designs!

You custom-make every piece that is ordered - why did you decide to go that route instead of the old small/medium/large route?
Our entire clothing concept is custom. We believe that if something is made just for you, then you will look and feel beautiful. Each customer submits her measurements through We provide a detailed measuring guide on our website to help customers through the measuring process. We encourage all women to measure themselves in their underwear as they know their body best. We also give the customer the opportunity to choose her fabric and lining color, because we think that it is important to show your individuality with each piece by choosing your own colors. We currently offer over 30 color options!

Where do you two look for design inspiration?
We design after classic icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O. These icons always wore clean lines, which gave them a simple elegance which is timeless and memorable. Gabrielle “CoCo” Chanel deserves special recognition. Her dedication to style transformed the fashion world, and her classic, simple, and timeless designs give AprilMarin inspiration. A more recent inspirational designer would be Cynthia Steffe. Her use of feminine details and refined lines have inspired us too.

Do you have a favorite piece from your current collection?
The Dylan Jacket because it is so versatile, fun, and can be worn throughout seasons. It’s our best seller! We get so many compliments about it and think it’s a wonderful piece.

Who would you be most excited and honored to see wearing your designs?
We would love to dress Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, and Blake Lively in our classic silhouettes. Their classiness and understated elegance is what AprilMarin is all about, but we are honored to dress the everyday woman as well since our goal is to make woman feel
good about themselves in clothing that fits!

Where do you hope to take AprilMarin in the future?
We are in the process of making this phenomenal skirt that everyone will want in their closet. We are so excited about it because it is so different, but at the same time, classy and elegant. Our fall collection is in the process of being photographed and added to our website. We are also working with a manufacturer to mass produce a few items that do not need to be custom fit. This is such an exciting time for us and we are so thankful that we are able to do what we love and make people happy at the same time!


freeteyme said...

Great job with the interview and this feature! I love the cream jacket!!

Arushi Khosla said...

I love the dress on top on the left! I saw a similar one in grey at FCUK but it's sleeves were ruffled.

Ela said...

I love the classic pieces. And those sleeves on the cream jacket and blue dress!

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Wow, ALL custom pieces- that's amazing! Checking out their site :)

CC said...

Love the black dress on the top, right.