Arteaga

Big Lives Women’s Day designer Marisol Arteaga combines the finest fabrications and intricate workmanship with ethical and sustainable design practices in her Brooklyn-based line Arteaga. A result of cross-cultural collaborations between craftsmen and weavers from different parts of the world, the line’s essence and aesthetic is deeply rooted in authenticity, luxury and heritage. Created for longevity, each piece is meant to be worn for years to come.

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Combine de Filles

Big Lives Women’s Day brand Combine De Filles is a jumpsuit collection based in Brooklyn. Combine De Filles believes the jumpsuit is the ultimate of cool and can be worn effortlessly in many environments and for many occasions. Designing small batches each season, French-born designer Aissatou Marie B. creates timeless, clean, and elegant designs.

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House Dress

Big Lives Women’s Day brand House Dress is made by women, for women who dress for women. Building clothes with beautiful materials like raw silk noil and Akoya shell buttons and offering a unique “size free” approach to dressing, House Dress focuses on layerable, proportioned silhouettes. Designer Katie Goldman Macdonald's California roots inform the effortless feel of the collection while her time in New York inspires its modern and functional aesthetic. The collection is made in NYC.

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GRAMMAR

Big Lives Women’s Day designer GRAMMAR was founded in 2017 by designer Althea Simons. In early 2016, Althea’s apartment building burned down and she lost all of her belongings. The difficulty she felt trying to replace her wardrobe led her to conclude that the perfect garments for her life did not yet exist. Althea decided apply her eye for detail and nuance to the challenge of creating the perfect white shirt. The collection is produced in NYC’s Garment District from 100% organic cotton sourced from an ethical producer in India.

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Nikki Chasin

Big Lives Women’s Day designer Nikki Chasin takes leisure seriously. After graduating from Parsons in 2012, the Miami-born, New York-based designer set out to combine the ease of classic sportswear with playful textiles and thoughtful details, for women who dress to impress nobody but themselves. The spirit of her namesake label is at once classic and playful, with a streak of tongue-in-cheek rebelliousness. Nikki was chosen as part of the Racked Young Guns Class of 2014, and the Design Entrepreneurs of NYC program at FIT.

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Odio Mimonet

Big Lives Women’s Day designer Odio Mimonet, led by Creative Director Odion Oseni, has been leading Nigerian couture design for over 20 years. As a young designer, Odion sought to express her love for art through fashion design, reflected in the texture, structure, and fabrics of her pieces. Her style and designs inspire and liberate, as women across generations can express their own individuality and flair through her collection.

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Maison Daviel

Big Lives Women’s Day Designer Clara Schmitt believes jewelry is empowering, able to inspire and give women the confidence to achieve whatever we set our minds to. Maison Daviel jewelry enables individuality and confidence. Growing up in Paris, Clara spent Wednesdays with her mother and sisters at the Musée de la Mode and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs exploring costume exhibitions, which continue to inspire her imaginative work to this day.

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Eva Gems & Jewels

Big Lives Women’s Day designer Eva Meijer’s passion is traveling the world, curating the finest rare colored gemstones, and turning them into beautiful jewelry pieces that are fun, easy to wear that express a woman’s style. Her pieces are versatile, playful, and modern. Eva’s collection and craft tell the stories behind rare stones and uncover the magical connections they create.

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La Filippine

La Filippine, designed by Julia Barba Baudlot, is inspired by a totemic fondness for sleek objects, combining Filipino craftsmanship and French sensibility. Julia’s line reflects her background and aesthetic, inspired by a desire to create delicate and graceful products out of indigenous Filipino materials; effortless, cool, and restrained French style; and an affinity for geometric and clean shapes.

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Hilo Sagrado

Hilo Sagrado uses design and technology to support artisans for greater social impact. This season, the rich cultural heritage of the Wayuu people (bordering Colombia and Venezuela) is carefully woven into each mochila. Wayuu Mochila bags are crocheted using a traditional technique passed through generations.

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Marie Turnor

Marie Turnor is designed by Beth Goodman who studied art in London before attending FIT in New York. Beth is inspired by unexpected yet everyday objects. Her iconic clutch was conceived when Beth spotted a woman in Paris walking down the street with a paper bag in her hand.

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IMAGO-A

IMAGO-A was launched by South-Korean born, Brooklyn designer Yegang Yoo. Having worked for Rachel Comey and Hussein Chalayan, Yoo branched out on her own to create an accessories line built on sculptural shapes inspired by modern art and architecture.

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Alice Noon

Alice Noon accessories are handmade in Seattle by self-taught designer Tiffany Eley, who named the line after her fearless, intelligent, and self-made great grandmother. Her bags are constructed from oil-tanned and Cheyenne pebbled leather, commonly used for motorcycle chaps, and suede.

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Von Drenik

Von Drenik embodies free-spirited creativity and modern functionality. After years in the Corporate world, designer Sorenne opted for a life of wanderlust. Her collection is inspired by travel, made in NYC, and finished by hand in a Portland, Oregon. Textiles are ethically sourced and made by artisans in India.

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JCH

JCH creates handmade accessories that have a clean and balanced aesthetic — organic, modern shapes, and a muted color palette. Radiant brass and gold evoke a sense of quiet endurance. Cotton materials nod to nautical and macramé knotting techniques. All pieces are conceived and produced by Brooklyn-based Jen Cogliantry.

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n+a new york

n+a new york was founded by sisters Noriko and Akiko Sugawara from Yokohama, Japan. Their designs reflect the subtle beauty of city life and nature—textures of rocks and leaves, cracks in subway walls, historic buildings—details that go unnoticed in the busy rush of daily life. All pieces are handcrafted and made-to-order in Tribeca.

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Jamie Joseph

Jamie Joseph transforms the most stunning stones into little works of art. Each stone is meticulously faceted with signature cutting techniques to bring out its unique natural characteristics and presence. Every piece is one-of-a-kind.

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charXchen

charXchen represents an infatuation with wearable objects that keep secrets and tell stories. Citing Picasso and Brancusi as two of her favorite artists, designer Charlotte Chen takes inspiration from modernist painting and sculpture. Each piece is to be an everyday companion, gathering big and small experiences with you.

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Antolina

In search of her ancestors in Paraguay, designer Mariela Montiel discovered the Maka tribe and fell in love with their traditional weaving techniques. Mariela created Antolina to support the indigenous community and pay tribute to her roots. The exquisite woven material is 100% handmade by Maka women in Paraguay. Materials are then exported to Spain where the shoes are assembled employing the highest level of craftsmanship.

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byFAR

byFAR is a Bulgarian shoe brand founded by twins Valentina and Sabina, and their best friend Denitsa. The collection is inspired by Eastern European youth culture. The team travels between Australia and Europe designing and producing the collection, which is handmade in a small, family-run factory with Italian materials.

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