Laura Cramer and Starr Hout, a Texan and a Seattleite, are lifelong friends with creative lives that ran parallel until a road trip through West Texas inspired their collaboration. The designers met in NYC while students at NYU. Starr worked in the art world, before transitioning in fashion where she worked as a stylist. Laura worked as a graphic designer and art director, specializing in branding.
It was on their 30th birthdays (the designers are born a day a part) that the designers took a road trip to West Texas and conceived of the line - of intermixing pieces that could be packed in a single bag. The line continues to evolve with the designers themselves. The designers both live in Brooklyn, about a block a part, with their husbands and children. Apiece Apart is found in over 200 retail locations worldwide.