The idea of meeting one’s inner soldier was the inspiration for Sena NYC’s fall collection, titled “The Warriors.”
The collection features silver and brass studs used to conjure images of an urban, industrial landscape. In addition to the studs, strategically placed cut-outs are used to evoke the architectural elements of buildings and bridges and the armory detail of warriors.
The line is designed by Sena Yang, who honed her skills with stints at Alexander McQueen and Catherine Malandrino before launching her own collection for fall 2009.
“My aesthetic has always been a refined, edgy, downtown look with sharp, graphic linear qualities and feminine draping and details to soften the edge,” said Yang, adding that her customer is a “creative woman, creative not only applying to solely artistic fields, but to all women who are independent, bold and won’t take no for an answer.”
The color palette is primarily black and shades of gray, with an occasional pop of teal, coral and military green. Fabrics are mainly silk and Tencel jerseys and ponte knits. Wholesale prices are between $75 and $450.
The entire line is produced in Manhattan in the Garment District, and its care labels read “100% NYC.”
In the U.S., the collection is sold in 38 specialty stores and boutiques, including Fred Segal in Santa Monica, Lisa Kline in Los Angeles and Scoop NYC in Miami Beach. Internationally, it is sold in eight stores in six countries, as well as through several online fashion sites. — VICKI M. YOUNG
Eighteenth NYC’s little black T-shirt line, known for its avant-garde edginess, has evolved into a sportswear collection for fall.
The same angles and lines found in the T-shirts, as well as asymmetric cutouts, are prevalent in the assortment that now includes pants, skirts and an overcoat.
The collection is designed by Alexa Galler, who said she was inspired by the “utilitarian practicality of winter.” Galler, who started the company two years ago, is a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design. The firm is located at 111 Morton Street in Manhattan.
The clean silhouettes should appeal to the minimalist at heart. Rayon jerseys, a hallmark of past T-shirt collections, have given way to higher-quality sportswear fabrics such as wool, short-haired alpaca, sandblasted silk and ultrasuede jersey in a color palette of black, white, chrome and sand.
Wholesale prices range from $44 to $295. The line is sold in specialty stores in the U.S., including Anica and Mira Mira in San Francisco, Arcade and De Kohan in Los Angeles, Inven.Tory and Oak in New York, and Frances May in Portland, Ore., as well as online sites in the U.S. and Japan.
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