This year I started a clothing collection ! I guess I haven’t really had that much time to chat about it before today but now that things are a bit quiet with everyone taking off before holiday I wanted to make sure I gave this WIN some attention.
It is a clothing collection with two partners – this is our mission statement :
LIVARI disrupts industry norms with a community approach to design coupled with innovative shopping experiences that speak to the need for multi-functional clothing.The LIVARI woman is a consummate lover of thoughtful design. LIVARI is a collaborative expression of art and activism by Alysia Reiner (Orange Is The New Black, Equity), Claudine DeSola (Caravan Stylist Studio) & Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs (Tabii Just, Women’s March).
We had a fashion show at Kia Style 360 with over 900+ guests we supposedly had the most people ever at a fashion show production at this platform. The energy was really amazing I can’t describe – it is always an exhausting time for me because I work several shows and then on the last day basically after I have gone through tons of busy times I have my own show – I tried to really enjoy it but I was a bit exhausted – I tried to put that away and just really make the good times sink in. We were able to showcase a beautiful art form and we had so many friends around us which was wonderful. We were able to bring light to MADE IN NYC / MADE LOCALLY / MADE IN A SUSTAINABLE FASHION/ MADE BY WOMEN / WE REVERSED OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT COLLABORATING WITH COOL EFFECT & WE ALSO WORKED WITH AN AMAZING ARTIST FRIEND HODAYA LOUIS.
There were so many amazing pieces of press & support around the collection — I hope we inspired other designers and just others to stick with their art.
Right now our t-shirt is still the only item for sale – we will only produce as we get orders with trying to stop waste.
We had an amazing partnership with IVY and we loved working with BROTHER on the making of our collection and we also worked with PATCHI chocolate.
Here are some of the clips :
WWD– Actress Alysia Reiner Readies For Another Full-Time Role-Working in Fashion
Forbes-Designer Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs Is Bringing Women’s Empowerment To NYFW
NowThis-Sustainable Fashion Line By OITNB Actress, Alysia Reiner (over 300,000 views)
Nylon-8 Emerging Fashion Designers Who Are Changing The Game
Bustle-Orange Is The New Black’s Alysia Reiner Debuts Eco-Chic Fashion Line LIVARI at NYFW
NY1-LIVARI Label Locks Down Fashionable Mission
LA Times- Fashion Is The New Acting For “Orange Is The New Black” Actress Alysia Reiner
Fashionista-Meet 16 Designers Showing At NYFW For The First Time
Sourcing Journal– LIVARI Debuts With Net Zero Emissions Through Cool Effect Partnership
Radar Online-LIVARI Stuns A-Listers With Eco Fashion Label On Last Day of NYFW
Huffington Post-included in “HIghlights from NY Fashion Week-Spring/Summer 2018”
AMNY-Alysia Reiner Hits New York Fashion Week with her label LIVARI
Love this mention : http://www.dailyfashionista.com/tag/livari/
on NY1 – http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/fashion-week-spring-2018/2017/09/15/livari-fashion-week
Thank you IVY – http://magazine.ivy.com/2017/09/ivy-hosts-nyfw-runway-show-with-livari/
Thank you HEAVEN HAS HEELS – http://www.heavenhasheels.com/blog/designer-talk-livari-clothing
Thank you KNOCKTURNAL https://theknockturnal.com/livari-presents-springsummer-2018-collection/
Thank you Manhattan Digest https://www.manhattandigest.com/2017/09/18/new-york-fashion-week-spotlight-livari/
Then we were on CHEDDAR so cool Alysia telling our story https://www.cheddar.com/videos/how-oitnb-inspired-alysia-reiner-to-empower-women
Our tee was on the REFINERY 29 gift guide – http://www.refinery29.com/trendy-holiday-gift-guide#slide-38
Our tee was on PAGE SIX’s gift guide – https://pagesix.com/2017/12/05/oitnb-star-alysia-reiners-holiday-wishlist-gives-back/
Another mention about our pop up we did during the holidays with BROTHER https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Catching-Up-With-Alysia-Reiner_New-York-460812123.html