CHRISTINE ALCALAY

Brooklyn-based designer and Parsons grad Christine Alcalay launched her first ready-to-wear collection in 2011 after spending a few years in retail sales. As a daughter of a self-taught tailor, designing clothes became her first love at a very young age as she worked side-by-side with her mother who worked in factories. For the past 10 years, Alcalay expresses her ultra-feminine sensibility through her label's made-to-order coats, dresses, and separates. Using richly textured tweeds and silks, playful draping, and delicate details, Alcalay designs pieces intended for timelessness.