Because this designer from Ulster county knows her stuff
We’re happy to introduce Indiana born designer Ryan Roche who produces her cashmere collection of feminine cool straight out of New York. Browse her best styles in our store, find some marked down goodies below and find out more about her right here:
WHO… Ryan Roche is the eponymous fashion label by the American designer Ryan Roche. It’s known for soft cashmere ready-to-wear, especially draped cashmere capes and sweaters. The designer started in 2004 when founding the organic kid’s label ‘Mor Mor Rita’ named after her grandmother, which quickly found fans among actresses like Maggie Gyllenhaal and Milla Jovovich. Both bought the collection for their daughters but were asking for the same designs in womens’ sizes, which encouraged Roche to found her eponymous label in 2011 and with that switched to womenswear. Ryan Roche is one of Americas most promising designers and was selected the runner up for the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund 2014 and was shortlisted for the 2015 LVMH Prize in Paris.
…DOES WHAT Ryan Roche offers very feminine knitwear in pastels and natural colors for women. She wants to expand her label into a full range fashion brand. “I think there’s definitely a modern, minimal aesthetic that I always try to maintain throughout my collection. But [mixed] with a sense of play and whimsy. And there’s always a poetic flavor to it all. You know, I never like things to be too sweet. It always has to be mixed with a little bit of edge or a little bit of sport.” She said in an interview with Nymag.
…WHERE? Ryan Roche lives in Ulster County, New York, from where the designer works in her home atelier. The collection is available at Barneys, Net a Porter, Collette, 10 Corso Como Seoul, Isetan, Opening Ceremony and Elyse Walker as well as over sixty specialty stores worldwide. All designs are manufactured in the United States.
AND HOW IS THAT ETHICAL? The brand is offering handmade designs made in the United States. Therefore Ryan Roche supports local and American manufacturing and focuses on a low-impact production. Ryan Roche worked with a women’s cooperative in Nepal for the past years.
Text: Tanita Hecking
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