Makers Mondays: Studio Visit with Alexandra Grecco

We speak with the NYC-based designer about her delicate, classically-inspired collection and her expanding presence

Brooklynite Alexandra Grecco released her first ready-to-wear collection in 2010—a series of ultra-feminine pieces in ladylike colors, fabrics and often pinup-inspired silhouettes that are at once nostalgic (calling to mind fashion icons like Catherine Deneueve, Jean Shrimpton and Grace Kelley) and incredibly contemporary. This year Grecco expanded her focus, applying that same soft, timeless aesthetic to her very first bridal collection. Inspired by her own …

Terra New York

Cycling-ready heat-sealed rainwear that looks hot too

Braving the elements in style just got a whole lot easier thanks to Terra New York, a new line of fashion-conscious, 100% waterproof rainwear. The semi-transparent, smoky-hued jackets and accessories have NYC-centric names including the “Lower East Side” parka and the “Nolita” cape, and consist of materials like TPU/Urethane—which is derived from recycled materials—to provide structure while still allowing breathability. Designed with urban cyclists and …

AIGA/NY Anniversary Posters

Thirty designers pay homage to three decades of inspiration

2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the nation’s premier professional design organization. In honor of the celebration, AIGA/NY reached out to 30 NYC design stars to each create a poster for the festivities based on the following brief: “AIGA, New York City, and/or the number 30: capturing your personal experience with the AIGA’s …