Vincetta is a slow fashion brand emphasizing humanity through design. Theirpermanent collection garments are intentional building blocks for any wardrobe. The design process bridges connection between mind, body, and self, with a primary focus on highlighting self exploration and personal evolution. All new pieces are released slowly, encouraging a more thoughtful and sustainable way to approach clothing production and consumption. Using 90% deadstock materials and cutting limited runs - the brand focuses on the “less is more” approach, reducing waste and increasing awareness around consumption. A minimalist design approach defies trend and time - encouraging people to slow down while connecting with themselves and the world around them. Focusing primarily on suits and easy to wear separates - everything is ethically produced in New York City in sizes XS-5X.
Inclusion - Deanna believes that inclusion spans beyond the optics. Since the beginning, the brand has created clothing that does not subscribe to a specific size, gender, age, or trend. It is important to her that people simply feel like themselves and feel good in the pieces. Their sizes range from XS-5X.
Mental Wellness - The brand aims to normalize conversations surrounding Mental Health and Social Responsibility and how the two intersect. It explores how social norms, social media, and consumption affect our state of mind.
Sustainability - Moving at a slower pace and offering made-to-order pieces is a more sustainable and ethical way to produce clothing. The slow fashion movement involves ethical production (higher paying jobs), less waste, and a lower impact on the environment. You can learn more about their supply chain here.
Transparency - Vincetta takes pride in the work they do and the process in which it is accomplished, so taking you on that journey makes it all the more meaningful. This is an area that is a constant work in progress, especially being a one person team.
Social Responsibility - Understanding the responsibility designers, creators, influencers carry is essential. It is not looked at nearly enough and has a major impact on our society and the way people feel about themselves. Over the years, Vincetta has brought more awareness to the importance of how we design product, showcase product, and the behaviors we perpetuate in an effort to encourage fellow brands, creators, and influencers to evaluate their approach.
WHERE WE MAKE.
Vincetta clothing is made with integrity, by people who have integrity.
-Aldus Studios in New York City. This company has been family owned for over a decade. Deanna personally worked with Erisa, the founder, since 2015. Everything is cut and sewn in their production room in New York City's Garment District. If there is ever an issue or a set back in production, she is on top of it.
-Independent Sewer, Kaveata in Long Island. If you own any of their knit styles, it has most likely touched the hands of this angel. We can't say enough about Kavita. She is kind, creative, resourceful, and has a devotion for her work that is admirable. We met through a mutual friend in summer of 2017 and although we've only known each other for a short while, it feels like it's been ages. They talk on the phone catching one another up on their lives. She has an attention to detail and work ethic that is unmatched for someone that is a one woman show. They have a simple process. Deanna sends her the fabric, labels, trims, threads, and patterns. Katvia cuts, sews, ships. Deanna pays her. Vincetta's hope for Kavita is that she can continue growing her business and become financially independent so she can continue to invest in herself and her future. This woman's story is incredible and I hope, with her permission, one day Deanna will have the honor of sharing it.
HOW WE MAKE.
Nearly 90% of all Vincetta pieces are made of up-cycled materials, but when we're not using deadstock, we try to ensure the fabric is made of natural fibers and uses a clean production process. Most fabric waste is recycled with Fabscrap, a fabric recycling service based in New York City.
Deadstock Fabric + Trims. These are materials are the waste created from the fashion industry. Companies tend to order more than they need, constantly over producing. So, that company sells their overproduced fabric to a third party vendor. That's where I come in. Deanna goes to these massive warehouses filled with piles and rows and shelves of excess fabric and find materials for you.
The two vendors are : J. Lefkovitz in New York City and Ragfinders in LA.
Organic Cotton Hemp Knit. Deanna began using this weight in Fall 2018, launching it with the t-neck and gallerie dress. You all loved it, so she made it a staple every fall since. The weight and structure of the fabric is great for year round wear. This is with a vendor called Hemp Traders, who is based in LA, but makes their goods in Asia.