Marilyn Montufar was born in Los Angeles, CA and received her B.F.A in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. She completed photography workshops abroad in Mexico, Italy, and curatorial internships through the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Richard Avedon Foundation.


SECOND/LAYER was conceived by partners Anthony Franco, Jacob and Joshua Willis in the Spring of 2012. With backgrounds in visual communication,design and creative direction, and bonded by more than a decade of friendship, SECOND/LAYER was born in their basement studio in Venice, California.Through a shared aesthetic rooted in their southern California upbringing, SEOND/LAYER proposes what they call "tailor-made daily wear" a phrase used to define their interpretation of simplistic elegance comprised through a clean silhouette, smart fabrication,and tamed tailoring.