Class of 2014

Dana Hurwitz and Vince Barile
Vince Barile
Studied at Art Institute of New York City
Dana Hurwitz
Studied at Pratt Institute

BOND HARDWARE
Brooklyn

bond-hardware.com
@bondhardware

Bond Hardware creates a balance of statement accessory pieces and jewelry items that elevates the everyday.


Mj Barton

Mj Barton
Studied at Arizona State University

ELECTRIC PICKS
New York

electricpicks.com
@electricpicks

Electric Picks is a jewelry collection with a rock ’n’ roll influence. The brand features unique bracelets, necklaces, hand chains, and earrings that aspire to be as timeless as music.


Andrea Bocchio

Andrea Bocchio
Studied at Maryland Institute College of Art

ANDREA BOCCHIO JEWELRY
Brooklyn

andreabocchio.com
@bocchiojewelry

Andrea Bocchio is a lifestyle accessories brand of textilebased jewelry and handbags. Catering to those with a love for the handmade, she creates affordable luxury pieces that make a bold statement.


Blair Brown

Blair Brown
Studied at University of Colorado Boulder

BLAIR LAUREN BROWN
Brooklyn

blairlaurenbrown.com
@blairlauren

Raw and refined, Blair Lauren’s delicate, fine, and bridal jewelry is handcrafted in Americana style. Her work is produced in New York with recycled and ethically mined raw gold and diamonds.


Nicole Chasin

Nicole Chasin
Studied at Parsons The New School for Design

NIKKI CHASIN
New York

nikkichasin.com
@omgnikkic

Nikki Chasin is an advanced contemporary women’s wear line for the playful sophisticate with an elevated tomboy style. The garments are designed and manufactured in New York City.


strid Chastka and Kalen Kaminski
Astrid Chastka
Studied at University of Virginia
Kalen Kaminski
Studied at University of Colorado Boulder

UPSTATE
Brooklyn

youreupstate.com

Upstate makes one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art for all occasions, from a day upstate in the woods to a night out in the city.


Rembrandt Duran

Rembrandt Duran
Studied at Baruch College

ADEEN
New York

adeenyc.com
@adeenyc

ADEEN is a contemporary brand of garments and accessories geared toward a fashion-forward customer inspired by cartoons, pop culture, video games,and comic books.


Loni Edwards

Loni Edwards
Studied at Cornell University and
Harvard Law School

EMPOWERED
New York

empoweredbag.com
@empoweredbag

emPOWERED is a tech-enabled fashion line. Their patent-pending leather bags have built-in battery power to recharge your portable electronic devices on the go in style.


Caroline Fuss

Caroline Fuss
Studied at East Sydney Technical College

HARARE
Bronx

harareny.com
@harareny

Harare is a women’s wear brand based in New York City, focused on working with master artisans from around the world, in turn revitalizing and sustaining indigenous textile techniques.


Perry Gargano

Perry Gargano
Studied at the School of Visual Arts

PERRY GARGANO
Brooklyn

perrygargano.com

Perry Gargano seeks to explore an ever-evolving vocabulary, inspired by natural motifs and iconic imagery. The designs are distinctive jewelry, one-of-a-kind housewares, and other unusual objets d’art. His studio in Brooklyn is a working studio with an ever-changing retail showroom that has been described as a “gritty mixture of stone and metal.”


Kerin Rose Gold

Kerin Rose Gold
Studied at New York University

A-MORIR EYEWEAR
Manhattan

a-morir.com
@amorireyewear

A-Morir, a luxury artisanal eyewear brand, sets itself apart with rebellious designs and impeccably refined craftsmanship. It is currently sold in high-end boutiques around the world.


Lauren Goldfarb

Lauren Goldfarb
Studied at Trinty College

LAUREN GOLD
Manhattan

laurengoldclothing.com

Lauren Gold is a classic contemporary preppy ready-to-wear collection. Mainly the collection focuses on wholesale, but it is transitioning into direct-to-customer sales.


Ashley Hamedi

Ashley Hamedi
Studied at Pratt Institute

PIMA DOLL
Manhattan

pimadoll.com
@pimadoll

Pima Doll, as the name suggests, is a pima cotton collection. Pima Doll puts a fun twist on the cotton basic. The collection includes tees, dresses, and leggings, as well as one-of-a-kind hand-knit pieces.


David Hart

David Hart
Studied at Fashion Institute of Technology

DAVID HART
Brooklyn

davidhartnyc.com
@davidhartnyc

David Hart is a menswear designer based in New York City. His collection is primarily focused on tailored garments.


Jackie Hopson

Jackie Hopson
Studied at Fashion Institute of Technology

BODYBINDS
Brooklyn

bodybinds.com
@bodybinds

Bodybinds is a bondage-inspired lingerie brand that connects material and technology to achieve a one-size-only product that fits many body types.


Alexandra Koumpa

Alexandra Koumba
Studied at Parsons The New School for Design

ALEXANDRA KOUMBA
Manhattan


An avid collector of 20th-century decorative arts, Alexandra founded the first deco arts gallery in Greece in 2008. Alexandra also designed, produced, and distributed the official accessories for the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games and designed for Links of London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. For 2014 New York Fashion Week, Alexandra collaborated with Tia Cibani to make her jewelry accessories and has designed for the Benaki Museum and The Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.


Lindsey Lambillotte

Lindsey Lambillotte
Studied at Texas Tech University and Lorenzo de'Medici Art Institute, Florence

LAMBILLOTTE
Queens

lambillotte.com
@ljlambillotte

Lambillotte produces women’s wear day-toevening dresses and blouses for boutiques and specialty stores. The collection consists of pieces made from all-natural fibers.


Nicole Lenzen

Nicole Lenzen
Studied at North Carolina State University and Apparel Arts (San Francisco)

NICOLE LENZEN
Brooklyn

nicolelenzen.com
@nicolelenzen

Ethically produced in New York City, Nicole Lenzen’s collection empowers today’s independent woman with elegant, feminine silhouettes that are tailored for movement and constructed to last.


Solomon Liou

Solomon Liou
Studied at Harvard College and Wharton
Business School

PARKE
Manhattan

parke.com

Parke is an online-only premium denim brand focused on innovative fabrics, high-quality craftsmanship, and exceptional fit.


Tiffany and Sha Liu
Sha Liu
Studied at Beijing Institute of Fashion
Technology and Fashion Institute of Technology
Tiffany Liu
Studied at Fashion Institute of Technology and UCLA

LALA AND SASI
Brooklyn

lalaandsasi.com

Lala and Sasi is a women’s wear brand that designs and sells clothing and accessories for the weird and the whimsical.


Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim

Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim
Studied at University of Michigan

MATAANO
Brooklyn

mataano.com

Mataano is a women’s advanced contemporary line with pieces that redefine timeless elegance by infusing modern edge and global sensibility.


Geraldine Morley and Yana Ostrova
Geraldine Morley
Studied at Hofstra University and Fashion
Institute of Technology
Yana Ostrova
Studied at Stroganov Moscow State University
of Arts and Industry

MODS & ROCKERS
Manhattan

mods-and-rockers.com
@mods_n_rockers

Mods & Rockers is a collection of cocktail clutches that are a glamorous mix of rock ’n’ roll edge and modern sophistication.


Carrie Morrissey

Carrie E. Morrissey
Studied at Moore College of Art and Design

I STILL LOVE YOU NYC
Brooklyn

istillloveyounyc.com
@islynyc

I Still Love You NYC is a joyful exploration of the beauty inherent in tension.


Natalya Nyn

Natalya Nyn
Studied at Fashion Institute of Technology

TOY SYNDROME
Brooklyn

toysyndrome.com
@toysyndrome

Toy Syndrome specializes in 3D toy embroidered clothing and accessories. Worn by Lena Dunham and Tavi Gevinson, it is a youthful brand— basics with a personality.


Cristina Ottaviano

Cristina Ottaviano
Studied at Fashion Institute of Technology

CRISTINA OTTAVIANO
Manhattan

cristinaottaviano.com
@crstnaottaviano

Cristina Ottaviano is a luxury women’s wear company specializing in eveningwear and ready to wear. Each collection is the highest quality of workmanship and detailing. The garments are made from luxurious silk fabrics and intricate hand embroideries. Cristina has also introduced a made-to-measure collection where she custom-creates gowns and one-of-a-kind garments for her special clientele.


Meghan Patrice Riley

Meghan Patrice Riley
Studied at University of California, Berkeley

MEGHAN PATRICE RILEY STUDIO
Brooklyn

meghanpatriceriley.com
@megpriley

Meghan Patrice Riley designs contemporary jewelry that bridges the fashion and art fields. The collections are experimentations in creating beautiful, sculptural pieces that mix the quotidian with luxury.


Samantha Sleeper

Samantha Sleeper
Studied at Parsons The New School for Design

SAMANTHA SLEEPER
Brooklyn

samantha-sleeper.com

Samantha Sleeper creates timeless pieces that are romantic and ladylike with an edgy, bohemian twist. Collections are offered in ready-to-wear, evening, and bridal.


Dan Snyder

Dan Snyder
Studied at Tufts University and Penn State University

CORRIDOR
New York

corridornyc.com
@corridorc

Corridor is the modern city experience: cultured, interesting, never pretentious or precious. Emphasizing quality, fit, and character, Corridor creates authentic and accessible men’s fashion.


Sheena Sood

Sheena Sood
Studied at Brown University

ABACAXI
Brooklyn

abacaxi-nyc.com
@abacaxi_nyc

Launched in 2013, abacaxi is a collection of bright, wearable pieces that juxtapose traditional textiles with updated, playful shapes.


Rebecca Szymczak

Rebecca Szymczak
Studied at Ryerson University

BEX NYC
Manhattan

bexnyc.com
@bexnewyork

BEX NYC is a luxury intimates lifestyle brand consisting of lingerie, accessories, and statement pieces designed for unapologetically sexy women.


Bita Vahhabaghai and Rouzita Vahhabaghai
Bita Vahhabaghai
Studied at University of Maryland, Baltimore
County
Rouzita Vahhabaghai
Studied at The Catholic University of America

ITA COLLECTION
Manhattan

itacollection.com
@itacollection

ITA is an award-winning luxury handbag line that introduces “a new exotic” skin utilizing a patent-pending weave that evoke the brilliance of jewels.


Brittany Weiss

Brittany Weiss
Studied at The George Washington University, Fashion Institute of Technology and Shenkar College of Engineering and Design

W.BRITT
Manhattan

wbritt.com
@wbrittnyc

W. Britt is a contemporary jewelry line that finds inspiration in cityscapes and the counterbalance of contrasting elements. W. Britt seeks to create harmony between the functionality of industrial elements and the beauty of classic design.


Wing Yin Yau

Wing Yin Yau
Studied at Rhode Island School of Design

WWAKE
Brooklyn

wwake.com
@wwake_

WWAKE is a minimal jewelry line that captures the artist’s gesture and highlights the allure of simple materials.


Ann Yee

Ann Yee
Studied at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science

Ann Yee
Manhattan

annyeecollection.com
@ayeecollection

Ann Yee is an advanced contemporary women’s wear collection. The line is a fusion of dynamic textures, architectural lines, and innovative knitwear. The collection evokes a modern spirit that is effortless and timeless.