Hardcouture strives to create exquisite, beautiful clothing and jewelry. Their pieces are handmade in California. Their collections exude sultry and vintage-inspired aesthetics. While their small business is growing, they still provide affordable pieces for their young contemporary customers. They believe that producing limited quantities sets them apart from all other mass-produced fashion lines without compromising their one-of-a-kind designs.
Hardcouture was founded in Autumn of 2006 by Kristine Lopez. Her inspiration is rooted in her love of fashion photography and beautiful cinematography. She loves the idea of a concept and theme that surrounds a collection. She daydreams of short films in her head where a muse wears her pieces. In addition, her interest in vintage clothing helps her incorporate something classic in her designs. Her first collection, Modern Gypsy launched in 2009 garnered many happy customers. Since then she created clothing and jewelry collections worn by friends, models, girls around-the-globe and some well-noted fashionistas. The spirit of HC thrives on the thirst of a twenty-something who is pursuing her passion and turning ideas into tangible art.