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A curated collection of 7 fashion shirts made for the modern woman. Each shirt is made and designed in New York City.
A curated collection of 7 fashion shirts made for the modern woman. Each shirt is made and designed in New York City.
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In a world of fast fashion, slow fashion is our angle. Pause represents the idea of living in the moment and the patience for finding the right fashion pieces that you will be proud of. 

We designed 7 shirts all in white and added our take on fashion to each silhouette. We follow a seasonless calendar allowing us to obsess over every detail. Our shirts are made and designed in New York City and inspired by a modern, minimalist, style of dressing. 

We are THE fashion shirt company. 

FASHION SHIRTING REDEFINED AND AT A FAIR PRICE

Dress codes have loosened, more women are seeking a more versatile wardrobe, and technology has made it easier to have a flexible work lifestyle. We're aiming to provide fashion forward pieces that meet the needs of the modern woman - pieces that can be dressed up for the office and dressed down for a cocktail event. Our styles also won't break the bank. Each piece retails from $140 to $250 and through our Kickstarter, is offered at a 30% discount!

THE PRODUCT

Elizabeth Flare Tube Top: A-line tube top with front and back ruching and a back zip closure. A flare shape for an ultra feminine look. $104 Kickstarter Price
Elizabeth Flare Tube Top: A-line tube top with front and back ruching and a back zip closure. A flare shape for an ultra feminine look. $104 Kickstarter Price

 

Jane Sleeveless Utility Shirt: A sleeveless button-down shirt with refined utilitarian details. Large, structural pockets and side slits with a curved front hem. $111 Kickstarter Price
Jane Sleeveless Utility Shirt: A sleeveless button-down shirt with refined utilitarian details. Large, structural pockets and side slits with a curved front hem. $111 Kickstarter Price

 

Classic Button-Down Shirt: The go-to classic long sleeve shirt with just enough of a fashion detail. A relaxed but modern fit with tuxedo-inspired cuffs. $118 Kickstarter Price
Classic Button-Down Shirt: The go-to classic long sleeve shirt with just enough of a fashion detail. A relaxed but modern fit with tuxedo-inspired cuffs. $118 Kickstarter Price

 

Albany Cropped Smocked Shirt: A cropped long sleeved silhouette with front smocking. Comes in a mandarin collar and self-covered buttons for subtle, but special details. $132 Kickstarter Price
Albany Cropped Smocked Shirt: A cropped long sleeved silhouette with front smocking. Comes in a mandarin collar and self-covered buttons for subtle, but special details. $132 Kickstarter Price

    

Lenox Boyfriend Shirt: An oversized, boyfriend fit. The fit and slightly pleated sleeves are exaggerated for a cool, effortless look. $132 Kickstarter Price
Lenox Boyfriend Shirt: An oversized, boyfriend fit. The fit and slightly pleated sleeves are exaggerated for a cool, effortless look. $132 Kickstarter Price

 

Monroe Asymmetrical Sleeve Shirt: A chic, one shoulder style featuring a high side slit with adjustable ties and raw edges. $139 Kickstarter Price
Monroe Asymmetrical Sleeve Shirt: A chic, one shoulder style featuring a high side slit with adjustable ties and raw edges. $139 Kickstarter Price

 

Atlantic Drawstring Tunic: A fashion forward and modern take on a sporty look. Funnel sleeves, adjustable cinching at the waist, and a raw edged neckline. $174 Kickstarter Price
Atlantic Drawstring Tunic: A fashion forward and modern take on a sporty look. Funnel sleeves, adjustable cinching at the waist, and a raw edged neckline. $174 Kickstarter Price

  

 

Poster or digital thank you card with original artwork inspired by NYC architecture.
Poster or digital thank you card with original artwork inspired by NYC architecture.

MADE IN NEW YORK CITY

We work closely with our manufacturer and keep our manufacturing resources local, ensuring fair wages are paid and good working conditions are met. Long term, we plan to grow and create more jobs in New York City's garment manufacturing sector.

MADE FROM 100% COTTON AND TESTED FOR HARMFUL SUBSTANCES

Our fabric mill tests for harmful substances under high standards using a globally recognized system, OEKO-TEX. This means our textiles are produced in environmentally friendly facilities.

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 WHO WE ARE

We are Sezin and Hoa, a designer/buyer duo who met while working together at Calvin Klein in New York. With our combined 17 years of experience in the fashion industry, we decided to create our own women's fashion brand on our own terms and around the elements most important to us. We also draw a lot of inspiration from the things that interest us most - from fashion to art, culture, travel, and photography. These things combined led us to create Pause. 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 

Instagram: @pause.ny

Facebook: @pause.ny

Twitter: @pauseny

Visit our website: www.pauseny.com

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We're a small brand facing cost challenges - but we're committed.

Our goal isn't to create just another fashion business. We're passionate about creating a specialized, unique apparel company and minimizing our carbon footprint while doing it. We have years of experience in the industry and want to use that to build a brand that is ethical, made in New York City, quality made, fashionable and accessible. Keeping our resources local allows us to be very hands on and work extremely close with our manufacturer during the entire process - it takes a lot of hard work but we wouldn't have it any other way.

We want to be transparent and educate you on who made our products and where. We want you to feel the same empowerment and encourage others to seek the same information when shopping.

Manufacturing also comes with a risk of unexpected delays. Because of our close relationship with our factory, we will be in close contact with them on any potential issues and can work quickly to resolve them. You will be the first to know of any delays and we'll also make frequent updates!

In order to make this happen, we need you to join our journey. We are looking for support from those who believe in our story and brand. Please order our products and share our story.

We're excited to do this together!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Digital Pause Thank You Card

    1 digital Pause thank you card which includes original artwork inspired by NYC architecture and a personal message. Printed with our logo and the artist's signature.

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    Pause Poster

    1 Pause poster with original artwork inspired by NYC architecture. Comes in a 12" x 18" poster size. Printed with our logo and the artist's signature.

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    Elizabeth Flare Tube Top

    A-line tube top with front and back ruching and a back zip closure. A flare shape for an ultra feminine look. Can be layered for a day look or worn on its own for a night out. Retail cost $148.

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    Jane Sleeveless Utility Shirt

    A sleeveless button-down shirt with refined utilitarian details. Large, structural pockets and side slits with a curved front hem. Retail cost $158.

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    Classic Button-Down Shirt

    The go-to classic long sleeve shirt with just enough of a fashion detail. It has a relaxed but modern fit with tuxedo-inspired cuffs. Retail cost $168.

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    Albany Cropped Smocked Shirt

    A cropped long sleeved silhouette with front smocking. Comes in a mandarin collar and self-covered buttons for subtle, but special details. Retail cost $188.

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    Lenox Boyfriend Shirt

    In an oversized, boyfriend fit. The fit and slightly pleated sleeves are exaggerated for a cool, effortless look. Retail cost $188.

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    Monroe Asymmetrical Sleeve Shirt

    A chic, one shoulder style featuring a side slit with adjustable ties and raw edges. Retail cost $198.

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    Atlantic Drawstring Tunic

    A fashion forward and modern take on a sporty look. Funnel sleeves, adjustable cinching at the waist, and a raw edged neckline. Retail cost $248.

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    Pick Any 1 Shirt + Shopping Consultation

    Pick any 1 shirt from our Pause collection and spend a day with the Pause founders in NYC on a personal shopping consultation. (Transportation to NYC not included.)

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    • Pick Any 1 Shirt from our Pause Collection
    • Personal Shopping Consultation
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    Entire Pause Collection

    Get the entire first collection. Includes 1 of each style.

    A survey will be sent within 1 week after the campaign ends requesting for sizing.

    Includes:
    • Elizabeth Flare Tube Top
    • Jane Sleeveless Utility Shirt
    • Classic Button-Down Shirt
    • Lenox Boyfriend Shirt
    • Albany Cropped Smocked Shirt
    • Monroe Asymmetrical Sleeve Shirt
    • Atlantic Drawstring Tunic
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    NYC Fashion Day Out + Entire Collection

    In addition to the entire Pause collection, spend a fashion-filled day with the Pause founders in NYC. You will be treated to The Met Museum's Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between Exhibition, a personal shopping consultation, and lunch. (Transportation to NYC not included.)

    A survey will be sent within 1 week after the campaign ends requesting for sizing.

    Includes:
    • Elizabeth Flare Tube Top
    • Jane Sleeveless Utility Shirt
    • Classic Button-Down Shirt
    • Lenox Boyfriend Shirt
    • Albany Cropped Smocked Shirt
    • Monroe Asymmetrical Sleeve Shirt
    • Atlantic Drawstring Tunic
    • Ticket to Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of The In-Between
    • Personal Shopping Consultation
    • Lunch with the founders
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