“ We are excited to have the opportunity to showcase the James Carletons brand with The Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week.”
Albanian-American designer Elona Appleby emerged into the fashion world at the early age of 18, leaving her mark on some of the world’s largest cosmetic lines. From business manager to attending countless fashion shows during her career her passion to start her own label emerged. Inspired by her multicultural background and the combination of the names of her two sons, the James Carletons brand was born.
In an industry that is primarily dominated by male designers I am inspired to create a luxury brand of footwear where I am not just the designer but also the customer. Every last, leather and stich is closely examined to ensure comfort and style prior to making the final cut. Quality and craftsmanship are two very important ingredients we intend to keep throughout our growth as a brand.
“MADE IN ITALY”
My multicultural background. Growing up in Albania, Greece and Italy I am inspired by history. Greek Mythology, Gods and Goddesses and Vintage fashion fascinate me.
“Fashion is ever-changing, Craftsmanship shouldn’t be!”
IF YOU COULD DRESS ANY CELEBRITY WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m Possible”! – Audrey Hepburn. A fashion icon, still years after her passing. Her classic style and elegance epitomizes what it is to be unforgettable.