NYC has inspired the fashion world’s biggest names for years now, and it’s not hard to see why. Between the vibrant culture and trend-setting people, our fair city is a hub for creativity.
As of late, a few of our favorite designers have taken it a step further and designed collections inspired by the city itself. From eponymous pieces to subtle nods, these are our favorite new collections inspired by our very own NYC.
Lafayette 148 is endlessly inspired by NYC, considering that the brand is named after the address in Soho where the brand was founded in 1996. Luxurious materials, beautiful quality and flawless construction are the hallmarks of the brand, with the Fall Winter collection proving to be no different. Playful patterns and materials call to mind the Bohemian spirit of the West Village, making the Jane Hotel the perfect location for the collection’s editorial shoot. Anna and Wendy Van Patten showcase the collection, in all of its impeccably tailored glory, beautifully.
Read All About It scarf in pink and the Bentley bag in pink satin; photo by Sophie Sahara
Read All About It scarf in blue and the Siena bag in blue satin; photo by Sophie Sahara
From left: Take Me Out to Dinner scarf and Siena bag in red satin, Read All About It scarf in blue and Bentley bag in blue satin; photo by Sophie Sahara
If you haven’t heard of MR Label, you’ve been missing out. This NYC-based brand founded by Maddy Ritholz creates gorgeous and sustainable handbags at attainable prices. Think recycled, organic and deadlock materials, zero harmful chemicals during the dyeing process, and adorable designs that will become staples in your closet. All handbags are manufactured in the Garment District of Manhattan, meaning ethical labor is always a guarantee. The brand recently collaborated with uber-talented NYC artist Tess Ramirez of My Father’s daughter on a scarf collection inspired by NYC’s streets. The Read All About It scarf, a personal favorite, artfully depicts an NYC newsstand, and the Take Me Out to Dinner scarf portrays a riot of NYC signs and neon lights.
Flat Iron Slit Sleeve and Union Slit Leg; photo by Ryan LockardFlat Iron Slit Sleeve and Union Slit Leg; photo by Ryan Lockard22nd Street hoodie, Chelsea sports bra, 108 biker shorts; photo by Ryan Lockard
Cult-favorite yoga brand Phat Buddha recently partnered with model Camille Fishel for their most jaw-dropping collection yet. Inspired by iconic New York neighborhoods, the collection is designed with four-way stretch technology that moves with you. The pieces are both neutral and a statement thanks to details such as slit sleeves and contrasting seams. Perhaps best of all? Your purchase helps a good cause. “Raising children is difficult enough, but without resources such as necessities that are essential to child development, it’s almost impossible,” shares Fishel. “The greatest moments of my life were the days my daughters were born, which inspired me to help other mothers.” Every purchase from the collection supports the non-profit organization Baby2Baby, which provides necessities to impoverished children. The collection goes live on August 3rd, so mark your calendars!
Photography by: Lafayette 148 photos by Menelik Puryear; MR Label photos by Sophie Sahara; Phat Buddha photos by Ryan Lockard