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Sass up your wardrobe with LOY!  #3printrule
Brooklyn made hand dyed and local sourced fabrics.  Options for men and ladies.
Sass up your wardrobe with LOY! #3printrule Brooklyn made hand dyed and local sourced fabrics. Options for men and ladies.
89 backers pledged $18,131 to help bring this project to life.

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I am Rebecca Wolsten, creator of Liam of York.  I have been working in the NYC fashion industry for the last 7 years.  High end to low end, big companies and small companies.  I became a fashion designer because I love to make myself clothes.  I am raising money on Kickstarter to start my own clothing line Liam of York.  Liam of York is all about mixing and matching special pieces to create a highly unique look all your own.  #3printrule.  The more prints the better, accessories count! LOY pieces also work for the more understated, wear a patterned short with a white tee, or a tank with white denim. #normcore.  We embrace everyone's style!

Backing this project will help with the development and production of the new line. This includes: patterns, fabric, labels, samples, look book, and production minimums to work with a small NYC based factories.

I hate the experience of shopping at fast fashion retailers and want to share with you the experience of owning a piece made just for you by me and my team.  When a piece is special it becomes part of your life.  You break it out every Spring for years to come.  You get excited thinking about wearing it and wearing it reminds you of really good times you've had in it.

LOY is about creating opportunities to present yourself in a visually interesting manner. As a piece of art, a composition. 

How you feel about yourself can change based on what you’re wearing.

It's all about confidence, self expression and how you feel.

When your clothes fit, and express joy, your mood is improved, you feel sassy. I think about formal characteristics like proportion, line, silhouette, color, how this color looks next to that color, texture, pattern, and surface.  These formal concepts are what ultimately inspire my design and fabrics choices.

Production: All clothing is made by me or my local contractors. All dyed fabrics are dyed by me in my Brooklyn studio and will vary from piece to piece.

And now for the good Stuff:

 XOXO Thank you for your support!

Credits:

  • Lookbook Photography- Corey Brown
  • Video- Nora Wolf
  • Logo and Lookbook Design- Rosalind Paradis
  • Model- Ali Breslin, Deshawn Dewar
  • Big Thanks to all my friends who helped me make this happen: Jackie Lee, Anna Rindos, Laura Bandel, Kevin O' Connor, Ryan Gibeau, Joe Manning, Emily Melander, Daniel Wolsten, Melissa Ward-Kracher, Ashely Sawyer, Sameer Naseem, Catherine Ruhl, Katie Hovland, Nicole Tanska, Adrian Tone, Guillaume Morin

Risks and challenges

The risks involved with the fulfillment of rewards are that the printed/ikat fabrics I am am using may no longer be available, or will be on back order. In this case I will notify you right away.
If the fabric is no longer available I will offer other print options for you to choose from.

In terms of production I plan on sewing as much of it as I can myself, if I need help I have a local network of contractors in Brooklyn that I will use.

If there are any delays I will notify you immediately.
You can always contact me with any questions.

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    Hand written thank you postcard with photo from LOY photoshoot.

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    Postcard Set- 3 Blank Postcards and Exclusive first look at the Behind the Scenes Video Footage. Get a glimpse of the process of making this project a reality before anyone else.

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    LOY Launch look book and early access to the Behind the Scenes video footage, and thank you postcard.

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    Hand Dyed 100% Cotton American Apparel Bra and Panty Set. OR Hand Dyed 100% Cotton American Apparel Panty Set. 3 Pair per set. Colors as photo.

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    Boxer Brief Set- Hand dyed 100% Cotton American Apparel Boxer Briefs for men. Colors and Patterns as Photo.

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    Arrows Ring- Adjustable Gold Plated Silver Ring with Braided Silver Band

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    Shorts- 100% Printed
    Cotton Shorts. 3" Inseam. Invisible Side Zipper. Each Print is Limited Edition.

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    Striped Dolman Tee- Easy Fit Tee in Rayon Blend.

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    Hand Dyed Silk Tank- Choose from 5 colors.
    100% Silk.

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    Printed Crop Trouser with invisible side zipper.
    100% Printed Cotton.

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    Men's Short Sleeve Button Up Shirt-100% Ikat Woven Cotton.

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    Men's Shirt and Boxer Brief Set-
    1 Shirt and 3 Boxer Briefs

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    Silk Pieced Dress- 100% hand dyed silk front with Ebony Jersey(knit)Back.

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    Custom Hand Dyed Dress- Dress handmade by me for you. Have a design consultation, discuss silhouette, fabric, and color. I will sketch a few design options and give you swatches of fabrics to choose from. Dress hand delivered over cocktails at Walter's in Williamsburg. NY only.

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    Both colorways of the Men's Short Sleeve Button Up Shirt and the three piece boxer brief set.

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    Day with the Designer in Brooklyn.- Spend the day eating and gallivanting in Brooklyn with me. I will take you to my favorite spots and restaurant for dinner.
    Leave with a look book and one piece from the collection.
    Travel to Brooklyn and lodging not included.

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    5 Tanks, 3 Shorts, 2 Pant, 1 Pieced Dress- The Whole She-bang

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    Receive the Whole She-bang of Everything listed above Men's and Ladies, Day with the Designer in Brooklyn(travel included if you live out of town) as described above, Custom- Made Dress, and a sneak peak at our next collection.

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Funding period

- (30 days)