Fashion / Style File

Fashion Powers Come Together for Sophisticated Forty Five Ten Afternoon

When the Jet-Setting is Chic and Easy

BY // 05.09.19
photography Bruno at Snap The Picture

A Forty Five Ten invitation landed in my inbox with the invitation to join Co designer Stephanie Danan and jewelry designer Nak Armstrong for lunch and a look at some of their newest creations.

Many of the usual suspects, Dallas’ fashion-y crowd, were in attendance, as well as some fresh faces from the art world.

Co has quite the following from the set that needs travel-friendly, sophisticated yet slightly casual options for jet-setting from art fair to art fair.

Co was founded in 2011 by Danan and Justin Kern and is based in Los Angeles. The company’s name reflects their creative partnership, which spans the worlds of fashion and film. Danan is from a family that was in the clothing business for many years, but she decided post-college to pursue a career in film before returning to fashion.

I love Co for elevated everyday essentials. Stephanie has a very chic and minimal point of view that shows through all of her pieces. For chic, busy, working women, I always guide them to Co to build that foundation of an easy, chic wardrobe,” Kristen Cole, chief creative officer and president of Forty Five Ten, tells PaperCity. 

“Co is such a refined and understated LA designer collection. The line carries an understated strength, grace and confidence in its pieces.”


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I was seated next to Paola Corso, who is part of the designer’s team in Los Angeles. She shared with me that Co has a showroom in the Hollywood Hills in a 1930s Schindler house, which happens to be two blocks over from where Kristen Cole lived in Los Angeles.

We chatted at length about Dallas’ vibrant art scene and the numerous architecturally significant homes that can be found here and in Fort Worth. I am hoping that the next time she and Danan come to Texas it is for a longer visit so we can truly show off our city.

Guests included Lisa Runyon, Meghan Looney, Carlos Alonso Parada, Jessica Staubach and Cindy Rachofsky.

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