The name Sasson was synonymous with designer-jean chic in the Seventies and better casual in the Eighties, but 2014 could be its year for a new categorical association: advanced contemporary sportswear. Elle Sasson, the 25-year-old daughter of Sasson Jeans and Kikit creator Maurice Sasson, is charting new territory with her own label. Launched as a capsule collection for spring, fall marks her first full lineup, comprising dresses, tops, bottoms and outerwear.
Going into design was a foregone conclusion for the younger Sasson, who was born in New York City and moved with her family to Hong Kong at age five. Raised between Hong Kong and Tel Aviv, Sasson studied fashion design in the two cities and then interned for Alice + Olivia and Derek Lam in New York.
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