- Talking Top Tens: Lizzie FortunatoTwin sisters Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato founded Lizzie Fortunato in 2008 to create unique accessories that use unexpected materials and champion handicrafts from a breadth of places and cultures. Lizzie designs the line, while Kathryn oversees sales and operations. Lizzie loves telling a story with each collection and her designs are inspired by travel, fine art, and cultural references. Her designs marry found, reclaimed and precious materials in fashion forward silhouettes, and the sisters’ brand has become synonymous with unique, ahead of the curve accessories that are influenced by fine art, travel, and artisanal craftwork. The Lizzie Fortunato collection is produced in New York by a team of skilled metalsmiths and seamstresses and extreme care goes into each piece. Lizzie Fortunato launched leather goods in 2011, and has been tapped by designers like VPL, SUNO, Matthew Williamson, Jenni Kayne, and TOME for runway collaborations. Lizzie is a member of the CFDA and the label has been featured on the pages of Vogue, British Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and The New York Times. For more on Lizzie, you can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.