New York native Jordana Warmflash is the founder and creative director of Novis, the women’s ready-to-wear brand. Launched in 2012, Novis offers the modern, cultured woman a range of artful, optimistic, elegantly simple clothing that is beautifully constructed from luxurious fabrics. Warmflash is known for her innovative use of color, and the collection is additionally recognized for its original prints and versatile silhouettes
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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. Many elements from the collections collaborate with artisans around the world; for example, locally sourced Peruvian alpaca is used in much of the knitwear.
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YEROC eyewear serves as a symbol, a prelude to my story. The eyewear represents my ever-changing metamorphic vision. When you see life through multiple lenses, you heighten your perspective and comprehension of the world.
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Cenia is a New York based womenswear label that creates apparel to flatter women no matter the body size or type.
”The FIT Design Entrepreneurs Collaborative has meant a lifeline for my business. It has provided me with the opportunity to have an office to operate my business and an available showroom in the center of the New York’s Garment District, where I can meet buyers from all over the country who come to market, all at an affordable cost. It is a gift and a blessing.
It is also great to have the support of the Collaborative Board and the FIT resources that are made available to us and able to work within a creative, community of fellow designers.”
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Designer Cynthia Gale specializes in creating modern, urban eclectic, art inspired, fine craft sterling silver jewelry. Her award-winning, classical, and innovative designs are exquisitely hand-crafted and result in jewelry that is both modern and timeless. Her collections are designed in her Manhattan studio and produced in Indonesia by talented artisans. Gale’s philosophy is simple: to create exquisite, high quality sterling silver jewelry inspired by art and the world around us.
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From first sketches to final production, Chikimiki garments are made with love in New York City, either in-studio or at local factories. Ethically produced in small, limited-edition quantities with sustainable fabrics, each piece is held to the highest standards of quality. Defying a culture of disposable, mass-produced fashion, Chikimiki designs are made to stand the test of time and trends. With an unconventional eye for color, an emphasis on texture and intricate, hand-sewn embroidery, classic shapes are reinvented and reinvigorated, creating statement pieces that enrich a woman’s core wardrobe and accentuate her personal style.
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Minan Wong is New York City based sustainable luxury woman's ready to wear collection that offers limited runs and exclusive styles. Inspired by New York City, every piece is designed to support the woman through her everyday challenges. All pieces are locally made in NYC's garment District for fair wages and to support the local economy.
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Kristen Luong's brand KROMAGNON is streetwear reimagined for both men and women. KROMAGNON uses sustainable and ecologically friendly practices and fuses them with Kristen's aesthetic yielding dramatic and unique collections. Everything is sustainable, organic, natural, upcycled and most importantly biodegradable and made in New York City, NY, USA.
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Kelsey O'Connell grew up with a passion for ballet and dance, but after school turned her focus towards building a career in fashion design. After 10 years designing in the industry, Kelsey rediscovered her love of dance and felt a need to create something both beautiful and functional to support these workouts. She launched BELLE FORCE in the summer of 2017. Inspired by dancers and created for all women, the collection marries the performance attributes of modern, high end activewear with feminine cut lines and a sophisticated point of view. Designed and made in New York City of the highest quality materials and construction, BELLE FORCE pieces evoke a sense of poise, elegance, and strength.
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