Fashion mavens Michelle Wenke and Megan George met at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. After graduation, George went on to found her eponymous line, “George,” which she later sold to Fred Segal. Wenke became a successful stylist, first working for famed stylist Jessica Paster, and then striking out on her own to style movies, music videos, editorial shoots, and television shows. Although George and Wenke never discussed collaborating while in school, in 2007 they found themselves working together. As George describes in a 2009 interview with Killabeehz, “One day we just started talking and thought about doing a line together. We started in her house, on her [Wenke’s] kitchen table, cutting samples and drawing sketches.” After the line was finished, the two friends loaded up their car and went to stores around Los Angeles trying to get orders. Finally, one showroom accepted their line and started selling Monrow on the east and west coasts.