NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - It's very rare that you find a New York designer who actually manufactures all of his designs in New York City. Miguel Antoinne is that designer. His line of men's clothing and accessories is beautiful and fashion forward, and Miguel offered great advice on incorporating fashion forward pieces into your wardrobe.
For Antoinne, an expansive shop on Wooster Street in SoHo is the headquarters for his men's fashion brand complete with a design studio below the retail space, offering Miguel a continuous focus group.
With everything made in the city, that means quick and responsive inventory management. The result is a range of designs to fully outfit any urban gentleman, from outerwear to accessories and everything in between.
And while many of his designs are certainly fashion forward, Miguel says don't be intimidated by good design. Also, buy foundational pieces, starting with outerwear. According to Miguel, leather is the way to go. Don't restrict leather to the fall. With Miguel's line you can say goodbye to the puffy coat.
For Miguel Antoinne, these unique designs and fabrications combined with a strong business model have built a brand in one of the world's toughest industries.
Now as Miguel finishes up his latest round of summer designs, he's keeping his eyes set on expansion while remaining firmly rooted in New York City.
New York Fashion Week starts Thursday, but Miguel Antoinne employs a unique strategy, designing pieces continuously rather than presenting an entire collection at a time, which means you'll always discover something new in his retail shop at 39 Wooster Street or on miguelantoinne.com. Definitely an inspiring made in New York story.