5 Minutes With Audrey McLoghlin, CEO & Founder of Frank & Eileen and Grayson
“Thoroughly convinced that we are going to change the world, one woman-led business at a time.” — Audrey McLoghlin
What do Ireland, Italy, Mexico, and Los Angeles all have in common? An innovative entrepreneur who has designed the perfect button-up for women, coveted by the likes of Meghan Markle, Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres.
In 2009, former engineer Audrey McLoghlin founded luxury clothing brand Frank & Eileen—a name that nods to her Irish familial roots. Today, the company is a cult favorite global brand for elevated basics.
While growing Frank & Eileen, McLoghlin began to conceive of a shirt made specifically for women that met her sky-high standards for fit and style, and could be sold at an accessible price point. Relentless in her research, she discovered an Italian family in Mexico that had cracked the code on vertical production for men’s shirting. In 2018, she partnered with them to do the same for women’s styles.
After a full year working with pattern makers and 30 different fit models of all ages, shapes and sizes, LA-based Grayson was born—a clothing brand named after McLoghlin’s fearless three-year-old daughter. The shirts are nothing short of perfection and suited to fit a variety of women.
We sat down with Audrey to learn more about what drives this fearless entrepreneur.