By  on June 6, 2013

NEW YORK — Rosie Assoulin comes with an impressive résumé. Even though she decided that the Fashion Institute of Technology was not the right environment for her after just four months, the Brooklyn native got some hands-on experience with internships for Oscar de la Renta and Alber Elbaz at Lanvin in Paris, a freelance stint with Adam Lippes and working with her friend, designer Brian Reyes. Over the years, she also worked for Lee Angel’s Roxanne Assoulin, the costume jewelry designer who is the mother of her husband and business partner, Max.

Her real fashion awakening, however, came at a much earlier age when her grandmother, also named Rosie, gave a sewing machine to the budding fashion designer.

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