About the Brand
DESIGN INSPIRATION: REIMAGINING THE CLASSICS
My aim is to design elegant clothes, classics whose DNA is rooted in the past but anchored in the present. Styles like the wrap, the sheath, the wide-leg pant have always spoken to me because they all have strong histories and identities, and I could imagine them reinterpreted for today. To me, that means achieving a balance between geometry and fluidity, between strength and grace.
The fashion of the 1930s, 1940s and 1970s particularly resonate with me for their blend of feminine strength and elegance. Icons such as Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall or Faye Dunaway suffused femininity with a strong dose of power and confidence. They embodied a less-is-more conception of both style and sexiness, favoring clothes with clean lines and elongated silhouettes, and an interplay between structure and softness in the way they styled outfits.
While design esthetic is pivotal, I am always driven by the fact that clothes invoke two senses: they are meant to be both seen and felt. When I decide on fit and choose fabrics, I never forget about the person who will be wearing my garments. And so, I strive to create pieces with a definite graphic quality, but which also feel amazing against the skin and move with the body.
A HIGH-END LINE: BEAUTIFUL FABRICS, REFINED WORKMANSHIP, ETHICALLY MADE IN NYC
My line is about the love of beautiful, well-made things. That means selecting fine fabrics and insisting on meticulous finishings. I only work with natural fibers not only because they look great, but also because they are renewable materials and have wonderful properties. This is also a proud to be "made in NYC" label and the collection is entirely made in New York City's Garment District. Even the hangtags are letter-pressed here!
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In my New York neighborhood