INTRODUCING THE TURF @ In Support Of : FW17 Market, FEBRUARY 20 - 28
a collaborative showroom concept
The market we encounter is a difficult one so we want to rethink how we do things. Since 2010, we’ve operated as a showroom focusing on the traditional method of obtaining sales for emerging designers. As a reaction to seeing the market shift we feel the need to create an accessible and curated space that gives an opportunity to young designers. This announces our shifted focus from the standard showroom model to a collaborative space.
FW17 BRAND LIST:
_Scapes NY seeks to create dynamic balance through the juxtaposition of opposites. Prioritizing relaxed silhouettes and the ease found in menswear, each garment is designed to externalize a woman’s authentic inner cool. Andie Enomoto and Taylor Kaclik formed _Scapes NY in 2015 as an exploration of connecting the creative woman to experiences found in nature.
Studio : _Scapes NY is based in Brooklyn, New York. The development of each collection is created in-house to reduce fabric waste and to sustain a hands-on approach. All _Scapes NY pieces are manufactured in the New York City Garment District.
STOCKISTS: Anthom, In Support Of, Swords-Smith, The Feathered
PRICING (RETAIL):$130 - $1200
ANNA BROWN is modern womenswear for independent spirits. Distinguished by inventive details, the collection’s unique appeal is its sophisticated bridging of ease of wear with adventurous design. Made with careful attention to quality of craftsmanship, the collection is manufactured in Chicago with love.
STOCKISTS: p45, Orleans + Winder
PRICING (RETAIL): $225 - $600
Better Late Than Never is a modern jewelry line by designer Sara Dudzinsky. Known for edgy but elegant jewelry with a focus on wearability. Every BLTN collection is created with unique details while remaining full of items that can be easily worked into an everyday wardrobe. Each piece is carefully constructed by hand in her Portland OR based studio.
STOCKISTS: No 6, Mociun, Piermarini, Frances May, Spartan, Reference Point, Henrik Vibskov, A Cheng, Marisa Mason, Other Wild
PRICING (RETAIL): $75 - $400
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 young adult Alcalay attended Parson’s School of Design in NYC then spent a year abroad in Paris interning at Christian Lacroix.
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, Py0229, Moda operandi, Fino, Peter Elliot, Personal of ny, Sabrina, Anthropologie, Hub, Kiwi
PRICING (RETAIL): $198 - $1500
Combine De Filles is a jumpsuit brand based in Brooklyn. It launched for the SS17 season. We believe that a jumpsuit is the ultimate of cool and that it can be worn effortlessly in many environments and for many occasions.
We design a few pieces per season and each style is produced in small batches. Our ambition is to create timeless, clean, simple and elegant designs that sustain over time. Combine De Filles was founded by Aissatou Marie B. Originally from Paris, France she now lives in Brooklyn.
STOCKISTS: The Rising State, Nonna, WM Goods,Thistle & Clover, Marche Rue Dix
PRICING (RETAIL): $400 - $440
A NYC based contemporary streetwear brand. Aiming to defy conventions, yet remain wearable, Control Sector has caught the eye of many up and coming artists and celebrities alike. For FW17 they teamed up with photographer Paolo Massimo Testa who attended and photographed the political rallies in NYC following the results of the 2016 Presidential election. He sought to capture the overall feeling of the protesters and their desire to rally against the xenophobic and racial rhetoric of the election. They will be releasing a video campaign, surrounding the photography used as their print, with interviews from celebrity and industry people like Fetty Wap, Tj Mizell, Paolo, etc. The interview will be a series of people advocating for anti hate. (FW17 Image)
STOCKISTS: six 02
PRICING (RETAIL): $65 - $500
C.V. Saint is the interplay of clean functional lines, subversive silhouettes and progressive thought. We’re a company dedicated to pushing the world of design and production into a future of fair treatment and common consideration. As designers we’re fascinated with raw materials and clever constructions. As people we’re devoted to improving the world around us.
FW17 is our most sophisticated to date. Seams draw geometric shapes over the body, while sculptural silhouettes bring strength to each look. The details and interest of our pieces are never added on at the finish, but built into the structure of the clothes. Their unique design and clean lines reflect our respect for and resistance to tradition. (FW17 Image)
NEW TO MARKET!
PRICING (RETAIL): $60 - $800
Cousin is a NYC-based boutique brand of leather sandals by cousins Arden and Jessie. Arden is a contemporary art curator and Jessie is a visual artist and Cousin is the result of their collective interest in art, style, and wearable goods. Deeply inspired by vintage shoe design of the late 1970s and early 80s, Arden and Jessie set out to create footwear that is simple, reminiscent, and cool.
NEW TO MARKET!
PRICING (RETAIL): $220 - $280
DAMA is a Miami based womenswear label focused on creating unconventional, minimalist inspired clothing with an urban edge. Founded by Priscilla Taveras, DAMA seeks to embody a way of life for the fashion-forward woman, while simultaneously evolving contemporary design. DAMA inspires women to express the complexity and nuance of their lives through a seemingly simple outfit, while taking ownership of their power and sexuality.
NEW TO MARKET!
PRICING (RETAIL): $150 - $850
Growing up as a draughtsman’s daughter, Sabrina draws inspiration from architectural form, sculpting strong and yet sensuous silhouette that celebrates confidence in wearer from inside out. For FW17 Sabrina Goh’s line ELOHIM focuses on weaves, pleats, linens, quilts, cotton, and velvet. Layering takes inspiration from crashing waves and the weaving textures of the ocean. (FW17 Image)
STOCKISTS: p45, Redeem, SK Planet, Camille
PRICING (RETAIL): $175 - $325
Founded by Aaron Jacobson in 2014, FAAN draws inspiration from his architectural background to create structural, functional clothing for the progressive lifestyle. The brand strives for strict minimalism that can be worn effortlessly by all. FAAN is designed and produced in the USA.
STOCKISTS: Voyage, Johan, Utter Couture
PRICING (RETAIL): $100 - $900
HANNAH KRISTINA METZ (RTW)
Hannah Kristina Metz is a New York based designer building collections of ethically manufactured women’s wear inspired by her favourite stories.
STOCKISTS: Ban.do, American Two Shot, Shop Myrtle, The Bell Jar.
PRICING (RETAIL): $166- $420
House Dress focuses on considered design, simplicity and ease. Katie Goldman Macdonald’s California roots inform the effortless feel of the collection while her time in New York has inspired the modern and functional aesthetic of House Dress. Building clothes with beautiful materials like raw silk noil and Akoya shell buttons, focusing on layerable, generously proportioned silhouettes, House Dress pays special attention to construction and detail. All of our garments are designed and made in New York. We are made by women, for women who dress for women.
STOCKISTS: Grmentory, Le Market, Of A Kind, Voa Woman
PRICING (RETAIL): $175- $500 (apparel), $45- $100 (slippers and pouches)
After 10 years designing mens and womenswear in both Canada and the US, Tara launched the New York based label Study NY. Conceptual design & sustainability define this women’s RTW brand. Study cuts & sews collections in NYC’s garment district using both ethical fabrics and production methods.
Tara St James thrives on challenging her own preconceptions about design. Though vocal about her choice to use sustainable and ethical design principles for her label, Tara wants to be judged the same way all designers are judged, ostensibly for her design.
STOCKISTS: Henrik Vibskov, Fawn, One Of A Few, Myrtle, Contiuum, Nicole Kwon, Velouria, Selfridges, 69b, Mr. Larkin, New Classics, and more.
PRICING (RETAIL): $175- $500
Founded in 2013 by Deanna Ansara, Vincetta is a movement to create a community and inclusive brand for all women. The essence of the Vincetta collection combines aesthetic detail in its fluid design and wear-ability. Every stitch has a purpose and every thread weaves a story. We believe in creating a thoughtful, ethical, and relatable brand with a mission to instill a sense of confidence and beauty from the inside, out.
We focus on quality and fit while building a story with the collection from season to season. Vincetta clothing works as one with the woman wearing them - providing her with a quality wardrobe of flattering silhouettes and thoughtful detail. We strive to understand her needs, building around that and translating the Vincetta wardrobe into a statement of pieces that are timeless, functional, and transitional.
STOCKISTS: Vert & Vogue, Stitch Fix, Take 5 Boutique, Garmentory, Tic Tail
PRICING (RETAIL): $150 - $850
Waltz is a San Francisco-based womenswear line built on the belief that fashion should elevate the everyday experience without frills or excess. The collection is about understated eloquence with emphasis on quality materials and expert tailoring. Patterns are cut in the SF studio, and all garments are made domestically with a commitment to ethical craftsmanship.
The brand was established in 2014 by Danielle Colen. A native New Yorker with a background in landscape and architectural photography, Colen’s love of strong lines and precise shapes runs through each collection. Yet the ease and wearability of each piece speak to the home she has made for Waltz on The West Coast.
STOCKISTS: Anaise, Association, Rocky & Luella
PRICING (RETAIL): $150 - $1500
WRKDEPT is the creative offspring of Montreal’s Andy Long Hoang and Tinashe Musara who each have backgrounds in photography and visual arts, and share a mixed Vietnamese-Zimbabwean-Canadian heritage. Their whimsical, unpredictable design philosophy embraces all manner of cultural, historical and ethnological influences to create collections of clothing that express distinct forms, shapes and attitudes adapted from their source material. Made specifically as ready-to-wear street clothing, WRKDEPT’s collections both merge and completely blur any notions separating masculine and feminine sensibilities.
STOCKISTS: Elkel, Isetan
PRICING (RETAIL): $100 - $1800
Zoe Lee is sourced, developed and produced in a small family run factory near Milan. Great attention is paid to the importance of consistency in quality. The idea of excess is not something we believe in but the understanding of true luxury is. We feel these two things are often confused today. A wise product for a wise woman.
Zoe studied at Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art London, specializing in footwear. During this time she also gained experience at Alexander McQueen, Jessica Ogden, Hussein Chalayan, and then further honed her skills at Vivienne Westwood where she spent 3 years designing footwear, bags and accessories. In 2012 Zoe launched Zoe Lee shoes FW12 in London.
STOCKISTS: Club 21, Forzieri, Exposed House
PRICING (RETAIL): $350- $750