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Alyson Eastman is a thoughtful leather brand with a focus on outerwear. The brand was founded in 2016 in New York City. Here at Alyson Eastman, we believe it is very important to be ethical in our practices and because we choose to wear leather, we should be mindful and responsible of where we get it. All of our leather is sourced from tanneries in Italy and Argentina with certification of using food source leather. Alyson chose leather as her material of choice because leather lasts a lifetime. Passed down from generations, or re-worked into something new, leather is beautiful and always unique. Another wonderful quality of leather is that should it be discarded eventually, it will bio-degrade and not sit in a landfill forever like its plastic faux leather counterparts.
Pricing (Retail): $1350 - $2450
‘BAGTAZO,' SAY BOG-TAZO. EVERYTHING IN BAGTAZO'S COLLECTIONS ARE LIMITED. SOME STYLES ARE HANDMADE OR HAND-FINISHED IN BAGTAZO'S STUDIO. BAGTAZO IS MADE IN PART BY MANUFACTURERS IN NEW YORK CITY, CALIFORNIA, NEW ENGLAND, AND THE MID-ATLANTIC. BAGTAZO IS A FAMILY SURNAME FROM THE PHILIPPINES, SELECTED IN HOMAGE TO COCO'S GRANDMOTHER, A WOMAN WHO WALKS THE LINE BETWEEN TRADITION AND MODERNITY, WHICH IS THE CORE ETHOS BEHIND BAGTAZO'S DESIGNS.
Stocksts: ISETAN (JAPAN), MAISON 10 (NYC), AD HOC (NY), VOYAGER SHOP (SF & LA), HATTIE ROSE (WA), DE MARCHIN (HUDSON), DAYDREAM SURF SHOP (OC CA), ST CLAUDE SOCIAL CLUB (NOLA), MAD HATTER (ST BARTHS)
Pricing (Retail): $100 - $500
Christine Alcalay grew up in New York City with a sewing needle in her hand after emigrating from Vietnam with her family at the age of 3. As a child she worked alongside her mother (a self-taught tailor, sample-maker, and pattern-maker) in gritty overcrowded manufacturing factories. At the tender age of 4, Alcalay was sewing, making and designing clothing. Alcalay’s first few garments were not for dolls but for herself complete with bound buttonholes and lined in silk.
“Becoming a Designer was not a choice that I made. It is simply who I am.”
As a young adult Alcalay attended Parson’s School of Design in NYC then spent a year abroad in Paris interning at Christian Lacroix. Returning to NYC, inspired, Alcalay continued her studies and won the renowned “Parsons’s Golden Thimble” award, the highest honor for design at Parsons from mentor, Michael Vollbract.
In 2002, Alcalay opened her boutique, KIWI in NYC featuring her eponymous collection of “Made to Measure” clothing. Then in 2011, Alcalay launched her namesake “ready to wear” collection. Alcalay designs pieces that have their own life and are eternally beautiful. She sells her collection globally and proudly makes everything in NYC.
STOCKISTS: Nass, Mille, Poole Shop, Skiffington’s, Bird (Texas), Ossie, Psy0229, Moda Operandi, Fino, Peter Elliot, Personal of NY, Sabrina, Hub, Kiwi
PRICING (RETAIL): $198 - $1500
Dallas Daws Design
Dallas Daws Designs is a line of modern basics for the considered wardrobe, incorporating shapes informed by architecture and nature, as well as timeless tailored silhouettes, emphasizing slow fashion by straying from current trends. Careful thought goes into every step of the process, from selecting quality fabric, developing refined designs, and constructing pieces that are made to last.
Each piece is crafted by hand in our Minneapolis studio on a made-to-order basis. We seek natural fibers and quality blends for our fabrics, as we believe natural fibers work harder and wear in beautifully over time, in addition to being more environmentally sustainable.
Our calendar is no longer limited to seasonal collections, but is produced based on fiber, in addition to our Signature collection. These small collections will include weather-appropriate and year-round pieces that are meant to become staples in your closet.
Pricing (Retail): $160 - $260
Devlyn van Loon
Devlyn van Loon is an apparel line proudly made in Canada. Each garment is sewn in our Toronto based studio with a focus on streamlined silhouette, interesting details and natural, sustainable fabrics. We believe that getting dressed should be a streamlined and effortless process and design with this in mind.
STOCKISTS: The Future of Frances Watson, Ardith, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Distill, Boutique Anya, General 54
PRICING (RETAIL): $110 - $500
RTW & Athleisure
F.WORDS creates Couture Performance Apparel (women’s equestrian, fitness and lifestyle apparel). Using the highest quality Swiss, Italian and American smart-tech fabrications. Garments are constructed in a careful process, utilizing artisan couture techniques not practiced in mass production which ensures we produce the most comfortable and functional garment. Our four F.WORDS are Fit, Fashion, Function and Flexibility. It’s our promise to deliver on a far too commonly overlooked principle in athletic apparel.
Stockists: Manhattan Saddlery, ELLA Palo Alto, Town’s End Outfitters, Noelle Floyd Shop, Kaval.com
Pricing (retail): $195 - $3250
Lera Pivovarova is not a regular fashion brand but rather an exploration on art & women’s wear and where it stands in the modern world facing problems of sustainable production and slow consumption. There are no seasonal collections but there will be many special editions and collaborations. Items are collectible and worth building wardrobe style around.
“INTENTIONALLY ___________.” was created in 2014 in Los Angeles, and can currently be shopped globally on the shelves and sites of top stockists, tastemakers, and prime market influencers. Created by shoe industry veteran Ty McBride, as his first solo branded project, IB sets out with clear intentions: “To create the pieces that help you fill “____________s” in your personal style mantra.” McBride has held positions with top companies in the footwear industry, and launching his own brand came to fruition after moving from NYC to Los Angeles in early 2014. Since it’s launch, the brand and concept has been ablaze.
Designed and manufactured in both Spain and China (we tossed in a few styles from Italy this year!), the team from “Intentionally _______.” seeks to create hyper wearable footwear, which fit into a myriad of personal style spectrums, while delivering value and commanding just enough attention. With nods to the minimal, and touches of visual irony, the brand has garnered a cult following after several short years in the market.
In Fall of 2016, team, “Intentionally __________.” moved into a new space in Chinatown, Los Angeles, creating a clandestine retail spot for the shoe obsessed that resembles a small cave-like domicile, where shoe and shopping dreams can come true. In addition to the fully launched women’s footwear collection, team IB has also offered up several men’s ranges, a super popular bag range, and for fall of 2016 will introduce its first apparel capsule.
Stockists: Needsupply, Fine Folk, Sloane, Johan, Habit, Article &, James Rowland Shop, Alter, Assembly, American Rag, Lisa Says Gah Frances May, Swords-Smith
Pricing (Retail): $160 - $250
A champion of the slow fashion movement, Megan Huntz is passionate about conscious, well-crafted design. Her entire collection is created and manufactured in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Working with all natural fibers, she uses her background in industrial design to explore fashion with a multi-disciplinary approach, always grounded in the philosophy that form follows function.
Megan began her career in the Italian fashion industry after studying at Domus Academy. Known for her enrichment of fabrics, like hand-dyeing and digital prints, she blurs the lines of fine art and fashion. She also creates limited edition runs with vintage dead-stock fabrics and large quantities of remnants, which play an important part in her point of view on sustainability: taking something that would otherwise be wasted and turning it into something beautiful, coveted, and perhaps most importantly, indisposable. Since returning from Italy to her Southern roots in 2010, Megan has focused on designing collections that are deeply connected to a contemporary yet timeless sense of style.
Each piece of Nickichicki knitwear is designed by Nicole Brown, and thus each piece is a small reflection of her.
Nicole is drawn to bold colors and unexpected combinations that are elevated, wearable, and luxurious. Her pieces are meant to be cherished and worn often with care.
Pricing (Retail): $178 - $425
Focused on shape and volume, Nika Tang designs with an affinity for form. Inspired by architecture and fine art, she incorporates design ideas to create wearable luxury statements and hand drawn textiles into the collection. she works with local tailors and sewers in San Francisco and designs out of her studio in Oakland, California with an intimate team.
Omnia ex Nihilo was created by partners Ashley Wheat and Coleman Downing in 2018 after years of experience in both the fashion design and fashion photography worlds. Their vision and goal for Omnia is to pair sustainably sourced, ethically produced clothing with simple, refined designs in order to democratize both ethical and elevated fashion. The collection is created with the intention of bringing slow fashion to a globally aware consumer.
New to market!
Pricing (Retail): $225 - $350
Octave Jewelry is inspired by the balance between sharp geometry and soft organic form. These kinetic pieces are dually inspired by the infinite malleability of metal and the permanence of stone. But most of all, this jewelry is made to be worn; each piece sparkles and sways with the wearer, highlighting the beauty within.
My work provides a modern frame for earth's ancient works of art. Every raw stone tells a story, and I cut each one by hand to suit its independent character. In sterling silver and gold, I hand-fabricate comfortable, wearable, and bold pieces that bring a sense of elegance to the everyday.
Made with joy in Brooklyn, New York.
Stockists: Days LA, Bird Brooklyn
Pricing (Retail): $220 - $450
The REIFhaus collection was launched in 2012 by clothing designer Lindsey Reif. Lindsey is a self-taught designer, inspired by the Bauhaus approach to design.
The clothing designs are modern and liberated. By combining clean structural lines with playful details, REIFhaus is your statement piece that you’ll always want to wear.
REIFhaus is an independent fashion haus. Each piece is designed by Lindsey and sewn in the USA. By choosing to shop small independent labels, you are supporting slow fashion and will value your garment for many years to come.
‘Die zeit ist REIF’ (the time is ripe)
STOCKISTS: Voyager, The Rising States, Contiuum
PRICING (RETAIL): $130 - $350
Systeme De Valeurs
Accessories & Knitwear
We are a new sustainable fashion brand from Montreal, Canada. We founded our brand on the four pillars of our value system: to create compelling, thought design, to support the people behind the clothes, to focus on quality, all while respecting the planet. Our collections feature luxury sustainable alpaca knitwear and for the first time we are offering a small selection of woven dresses and tops alongside our knitwear for Fall 2019.
Stockists: McPherson Ave, The Sloth
Pricing (Retail): $170 - $580
Tarin Thomas champions the fusion of fine jewelry within the context of now. Offering a thoughtful approach to modern adornment: exploring the contrast between masculine and feminine, delicate and bold, modern and traditional. Designer Kylie Nakao’s jewelry melds artful, contemporary design with luxury materials to create pieces at once both elegant and fun.
Launched for Spring of 2013, the Tarin Thomas brand is a response to the void in accessible, fine jewelry that communicates a clean modern aesthetic. Beginning with its signature “Stackable Collection,” the brand has grown to include a collection of earrings, delicate mid-finger rings, and the “Thomas Collection,” a unisex offering of bold minimal signet rings inspired by New York’s urban landscape.
Handcrafted in New York City, the collection is produced in rose and yellow gold, silver, white gold filled wire, and yellow gold plated sterling silver set with premium quality stones such as sapphires, emeralds, quartz, cognac and black diamonds.
Stockists: Azalea, Lou & Grey, Concrete + Water, Jill Lindsey, Dear Neighbor, Tomorrowland, Via Bus Stop
Pricing (Retail): $58 - $358
TEXTILEHAUS founder Anastasiya Yatsuk grew up in Russia where she was allowed to shop for new clothes twice a year (Winter and Summer). Before she was allowed to buy something new her mother required her to make a sample of what she wanted to buy. Anastasiya came to appreciate the time and skill that is required to make each garment and learned to choose new items that would complement her existing wardrobe.
Each TEXTILEHAUS garment embodies the same qualities that Anastasiya learned to value growing up, including timeless style and superior workmanship.
Our textiles are responsibly produced in Japan and selected for their exceptionally soft touch. Each item is designed and produced in our Cincinnati based studio by one person from start to finish.
TZULI HSU is a eponymous brand focusing on high-quality knitwear, founded in 2016 based in Taipei. Her woman loves colors and cares much about quality and details. She doesn’t follow trends, knows what she wants and explores her own styles. The style is chic and yet at the same time expressing personality, beyond restriction.
Designer and founder TzuLi Hsu is a womenswear and knitwear designer graduated from Parsons The New School for Design in BFA Fashion Design. Having lived in New York, London and Taipei, and been traveling to different countries, TzuLi embraces diverse cultures and experiences, which shape her visual sensibility on fashion. As a independent designer, her collections were exhibited in New York Saks Fifth Avenue, shown in Vancouver Fashion Week and featured in Vogue UK. At the end of 2016 she decided to launch her brand TZULI HSU, and soon received great feedbacks in Tokyo and Paris Fashion Week.
TZULI HSU is a brand which quality is the top priority. Under the exposure of mass production and low-quality goods, we believe people and the environment deserve and appreciate well made clothing with love and care. Our vision is to continuously create and bring finer-essence and sustainable work to more people around the world. We use only high quality yarn, and make sure every second we are doing a good job during our creation and production, hoping to reach out to more of those who share the same value of cherishing eco fashion, and to offer them independent creativity and considerate designs.
Our women stand comfortable and independent, being proud of what they choose to wear, and send the statement of personality, taste and kindness. TZULI HSU is eager to bring the beautiful yarns and knits in front of everyone, and let people see the beauty and possibilities of knitwear, further giving them better representatives of themselves.
Pricing (Retail): $200 - $350
There’s always more than what meets the eye. We love working with creating surfaces that look like something it is not. We us a lot of traditional techniques of embroidery and interpret them in newer combinations of material and fabrics. We create clothes for women who recognize and respect the skill that has gone into creating each piece.
STOCKISTS: L’echoppe (Japan), Sarah Almutairi (Dubai), Mohawk General Store (LA), The Adalphous Hotel (Dallas), Pilot & Powell (New Orleans), Neighbour (Vancouver)
PRICING (RETAIL): $150 - $500
WOOLN sells a line of alpaca and cashmere hats, hand-knitted in New-York by a team of talented senior knitters. For Fall/Winter 2018/19 we are offering a range of socially responsible men and women accessories made of luxurious natural fibers that we carefully sourced in Peru. The company we’re pairing with ethically produces the finest & softest yarn.
Senior women are at the heart of Wooln : we have created a cross-generation community of New-York based senior women, welcoming retirees back into the active workforce, and giving their craftsmanship the recognition it deserves. All WOOLN pieces are labeled with the knitter’s name and each grandmother has a biography on our website so customers can put a face to the hands who knit their piece.
STOCKISTS: Tictail, STORY, Canon NYC, The Millinery Shop, Relax, LOLA, Village Mercantile, Phoebe and Bell
PRICING (WHOLESALE): $30 - $75
Winsome Goods is a line of women’s clothing designed, sampled, and produced under one roof by a small team of people. Our mission is to create timeless and sustainable garments that do not adhere closely to a specific trend, fad, or seasonality. They are made to fit a range of body shapes and styles. Since all of our product is produced in our own studio, we are able to cut down on the wasted materials and resources in transportation. Even the fabrics we use are selected based on sustainability and ease of care. All of our materials are either natural or synthetics sourced only as recycled or deadstock. The pieces created are easy to care for and rarely dry clean only. We are part of the movement toward functional, versatile, and sustainable design while focusing on the producers.
STOCKISTS: Meraki, Thrive, Preservation, Journal Standard, Cliche, Golden Rule Collective, Hazel & Rose, Lykke, Backtalk PDX, Red’s Mercantile, Of a Kind, Nois, The Mix Shes & Accessories