Out of all the cities we will visit in a lifetime, some stain the memory indelibly. New York is one of these cities. There is no other place that makes one feel as inspired or alive as the city that never sleeps. For this reason, NY seems like the fitting place to show the new collection - SS14 The Effect of Butterflies.
We arrived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn late Saturday night and set off to explore our neighbourhood! We didn't have too walk far to find "Station" http://www.stationnyc.com/- a cool yet elegant outdoor restaurant which is famous for its delightful array of ingredients on sourdough toast like Ricotta, Blood Orange, Basil & Apricot Marmalade. Washed down with a few glasses of thick, rich Malbec, we had an early night ready to show at Capsule over the next few days.
Showing at Capsule was a first for us and something we hope to continue to get our brand into the US market http://www.capsuleshow.com/ It was amazing to hear first hand feedback from buyers and to meet retailers from the Middle East, Asia and the US that we would have never normally had the opportunity to connect with.
But a work trip to NY wouldn't be complete without giving ourselves a few days after Capsule to further explore a city that we both love so much. The restaurant scene is second to none and every place we visited we loved - http://www.themeatballshop.com/ for a hearty lunch of meatballs in sweet brioche and refreshing peach sangria, Shelter for delicious pizza and beer and http://public-nyc.com/ for cocktails and fancy dishes for our final night were our favourites.
I also got to visit the most beautiful boutique that we stock our AW13 collection in, Gabriela De La Vega http://www.gabrieladelavega.com/ & spent some time with Gabriela herself who is an amazing jewellery designer as well as the ower of the store.
Catching up with long lost friends, shopping in the vintage stores in Brooklyn, visiting Catbird for gorgeous jewels, picnicking in Central Park and riding our bikes into the centre of Manhattan + over the Brooklyn Bridge were other highlights of a lovely holiday (with a little work thrown in!)
See you again soon NYC!!!