In 2006 Brookelynn Starnes, the creator behind the brand, began Cloak & Dagger, a high-end contemporary collection known for its timeless sophistication and superior quality. Inspired by vintage romantic aesthetics and brands like Givenchy, YSL, Balenciaga and icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Bridgette Bardot, Cloak and Dagger creates sexy clothing that radiates elegance and quality for an ever more sophisticated clientele. She uses an array of silks with super fine details and sensuously tailored fabrics with flirtatious linings, bindings and trim. “I am sick of going into a store and seeing a $500 blazer with no lining” Brookelynn says. Cloak & Dagger keeps the modern woman in mind: feminine yet ambitious and successful.
After obtaining a bachelor's degree in fashion design at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, Brookelynn was discovered by a stylist's agent and started working on ad campaigns such as Prada and Valentino; styling for celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Julia Stiles, Paris Hilton, Ginnifer Goodwin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Theodora Richards, and designers such as Thakoon and Zac Posen to name a few. She also attended Alpha B Institut in Nice in Southern France as well as Tuscany’s Centro Fiorenza in Florence, Italy to study style, language and culture.