SIMONE TOBIAS is Filipino-American designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She completed her studies in fashion at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. During the course of her university education, she had interned for Geoffrey Beene who was considered as one of fashion’s great American couturier. She also worked for Banana Republic New York, Gap Paris, and JCrew New York as a store visual merchandiser. Shortly after graduation, she was chosen to be the head designer for Compagnia delle Pelli: an Italian leather company also part of the Ruffo Group. After 2 years, Ms. Tobias left Florence to move back to New York, and started designing for G-III Apparel Group under its’ various private labels specifically Cole Haan Outerwear.

Having spent 5 years in a corporate environment, Simone decided to expand her knowledge of fashion beyond design and more into entrepreneurship, She joined THOMAS DEAN which allowed her to be part of the business from the ground up. With 10 years of experience working for a small company such as THOMAS DEAN, she decided that it is the right time to launch her own brand combining everything she has learned so far.