Fashion designer Rachel Antonoff at Parlour Showroom. Photo by Kate Sims.
Rachel Antonoff, a petite New Yorker known for creating vintage-inspired wearable and feminine pieces, sat down with us before her ballet class and daily macrobiotic lunch to chat about her current collection, her love for ballerinas, kittens and Nancy Drew, and how she ended up being a fashion designer.
Along with her collection, Samantha has brought a few select vintage pieces from her collection, including amazing silk high-waisted Christian Dior shorts she bought in Paris. If that's not enough to get you to Fort Greene, there is also cider and gingerbread cookies to warm you right up!
Another thing I found out about this Brooklyn designer while chatting it up with her today: all her clothes are eco-friendly! As she pointed out - "My clothes reflect my lifestyle. If I eat organic, why wouldn't I use organic materials for my clothes?". So hop on over and grab some organic silk dresses and organic wool jumpsuits with wool from Vermont. A bonus: all her clothes are made right here in New York City!
The Fort Greene shop, an extension of the indie twice-yearly magazine, is popping up in NoLIta just in time for some last-minute holiday shopping.
They will have their highly curated selection of clothing and books, along with jewelry by Anna Sheffield & Bing Bang, Market Publique vintage, Pendleton pieces & vintage fabrics by Lindsey Thornburg, by baked goods by Anne Apparu, and organic home textiles by Ortolan.