Mandy Coon was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her first foray into the fashion industry was as a model where she fostered a deep appreciation for garment construction and an eclectic personal style. After several fashion projects, Coon enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she studied Haute Couture Sewing and Tailoring. Following an apprenticeship with designer Camilla Staerk, Coon launched her eponymous line in the spring of 2010. The Mandy Coon brand explores innovative geometric designs, creating a multi-functional versatility. The brand plays with a masculine/feminine duality that gives her clothes a unique and confident edge.