In school, she was expelled from the craft and sewing class and could not even draw a straight line – at least not until a job coach told her to nurture her artistic side. Branting did something people would think impossible when she started her fashion brand in 2000. With a unique sense of style, she has turned her self-titled brand Branting into an established fashion trademark. “My inspiration comes from people. I can see a woman and think that she needs something that matches her beautiful eyes, and then I go ahead and design that,” she explains. It is important to her that the clothes will last year after year, and the high-quality materials make sure that the fit keeps.