CJ Laing is the creative collaboration of partners, Jack Laing and Alice Russell. Their designs reflects their shared love of travel and textiles, and their passion for the beautiful places they live and work.
Founded by Jack in 2000, the brand originally focused on embroidered apparel with a preppy aesthetic and sold in major department stores and boutiques around the country. Prior to that, he studied design at Pratt, business at Boston University, and later spent several years living in Asia where he worked in the fashion business.
Ali grew up in New York and Hawaii and studied Art History and Studio Art at Smith College. Afterward, she worked in marketing and creating special events for major brands in New York. Eventually relocating to Palm Beach, Ali went on to become a successful artist.
In 2008 Ali joined Jack as Creative Director and together they rebranded and reinvigorated CJ Laing into the store you see today. Ali's keen eye and sense of color and pattern are integral to selecting the jewelry and accessories each season, while Jack designs the CJ Laing label of block prints, ikat pieces, signature linen, and cashmere. Together, they work hand in hand to maintain the vibrancy, specialness, and cool-factor that CJ Laing is known for.