Number 35 was established in 2005, when founder Andrea Cecile Cohen set up the business out of her need to find simple elegant clothes that fit. Her role as Managing Director in a big international company led her to notice a gap in the fashion market for elegant, timeless business-wear for professional women.
She gave up her first career to start in a completely new direction, she quickly learnt pattern cutting and designing and 10 months later number 35’s first showroom opened in Highgate Village, London and a second soon followed in the City. The brand prides itself on international, mainly professional clients ranging from CEOs, doctors to journalists, politicians and young businesswomen.
In 2013, Cohen met Dan Lawson, Costume Designer for CBS’s “The Good Wife”, after he discovered her brand. His admiration for the fabrics, styles and fit led him to feature the pieces weekly on the hit the TV show. One year later he selected number35 as the main brand for the new hit show “Limitless”. The two then began a collaboration and their joint line 35DL, launched in Summer 2014.
The designs have received notable media attention from sources like Fox Business, The Evening Standard, The Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, WWD, InStyle, Glamour and Vogue.