525 america, a women's contemporary brand, was created by Bobby Bock who felt there was a void in the women's fashion market for the ideal sweater, one that would transcend age or style. Joining him in this quest is co-collaborator and wife Marianne. Together they have grown 525 america into a household name. The couple work as a team making all major decisions together. Bobby's ideas are brought to life through Marianne's execution.Beyond that they have distinct roles. Marianne has evolved from merchandiser to the company's design director and Bobby manages the branding opportunities and new product categories. The result of this husband and wife team is a company whose collection and style speaks to women aged 16-60. "Catching a trend is easy, making sure it's a relevant one becomes the challenge." says Bobby. Through use of unique yarns and styling 525 america continues to pursue the same founding principles for style and quality that have made the brand appeal to women for almost three decades.