The Set NYC for NYFW

Additional Commentary by Lori Occhiogrosso

The Set NYC presented a series of shows on various days throughout NYFW. Proceeds of the evening’s various festivities were all for ending Child Trafficking thru the charitable organization Freedom Ladder. The shows were held at the Church of the Holy Apostles.

All Photos are credited to
David Leigh Neivert: Owner and Founder of Leigh Archangel Productions

Inspired NY



Demi Jing Yang

as seen in Saks Fifth Ave &





Autumnlin Kietponglert


Lori describes this as a clear vision. It was very avant-garde and then some dark pieces. The crowd was into the show. This was a hint at the future of fashion. “I can see her line going places!”


Chinaza Moses

One of the floor exhibitors —


Lori dubbed this as “origami meets street style.” In creating this origami texture to these pieces, it was a fusion of material — pressed and manipulated to create the texture. This is avant garde meets classic delight!


The Secret Society of Ex Mermaids (as seen in Nylon Magazine)



Izavel Varela



Alex Vinash (as seen in Elle Magazine & Harper’s Bazaar)




Xi Couture



Sherry Tsang


Irina Shabayeva (as seen in Vogue)


Floor & Showcase Exhibitions for the various nights: Meaghan Paige, Amy Dietz, Caitlin Farradas, Emma Berg, Carlen Manasse New York, artist Parker McComb, Ari J Collection, Cecile’s Bath & Body, Charmaine King, Jacqueline Kline, Barnabas Lee, Cathy Buckley Cats Meow, artist Julie Severino, EnidBSkinCare, Nilufer Satorius, Mehreen Pasha, artist Steven Cogle, Cecile’s Bath & Body, Lyne Cosmetics, Camille Davis, Lauren Chisholm

More on Pop-up Shop Creeds Collective — A Fashionably Good Cause & Events Galore!


So last week I introduced a brand new NYC pop-up to my readers, Creeds Collective. They opened Nov. 1 and will be open until Dec. 28 — so just a short 2 months! I urge everyone to get there quick and often! But even with such a short time frame, the pop-up still had so much more to discuss so I thought it best to do a follow-up post. There are just so many details to go over — more brands, a charitable partnership with Global Citizen, and in-store activations and events! But first, once again, here are the shop basics —

  • The location, 54 Crosby St., between Broome & Spring Streets
  • Hours of operation, 7 days a week, 11 am – 7 pm


Moving on, I want to elaborate more on the pop-up’s work and involvement with Global Citizen, being that it’s such an admirable cause. Creeds Collective and the brands carried are of course all about top-notch, high quality fashion. But they too have a more mutual cause, giving back! Creeds Collective brands are selected not only for their superior talent,” explains co-founder and Conscious Consumerism expert, Phillips, “but for their social impact and motivation to shift the industry paradigm” she explains. Moreover, 10% of all net sales made over the entirety of the boutique’s presence will be donated to a specific charity working with the pop-up, once again, Global Citizen.


Global Citizen is a nonprofit organization that is building the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. As Global Citizens, we stand against the greatest injustice of our time: extreme poverty. Global Citizen is a tool to amplify and unite a generation’s call for justice. It’s a place for you to learn and act, to bring an end to extreme poverty. We celebrate the efforts made to cut extreme poverty by half, but recognize more still needs to be done. We use Global Citizen to learn more about issues, so we can take effective action for change and find opportunities to support campaigns and organizations creating sustainable change. Global Citizen features new issues, with the latest information and action opportunities, so you can take effective action for change. Learn more about Global Citizen here.
Creeds Collective has a number of in-store events and activations going on throughout its 2-month time frame. Events that are open to the public are their “Sip & Shop” Trunk Shows, which are every Saturday & Sunday from 4-6 pm. Another fun event you might want to check out, “Pop Up Visionaries — The New Retail”, which will be on Dec. 8th from 7-9 pm.
Beyond clothing, accessories and beauty baubles, the seasonal retailer will further house a THANN Natural Hair & Skincare lounge, a Primp and Polish nail art bar, #hashtag photobooth, “new-tech” station, art exhibitions, and a speak easy menswear lounge entitled “Grotto de Homme.”
My intro post detailed only half of the brands Creeds Collective will be carrying. Here are the rest!
Angela&Roi meticulously designs minimalist handbags in a variety of silhouettes and colors. With a classic aesthetic and touch of modern every bag is then made with vegan leather and durable fabric.
Roman born designer Claudia Desideri’s background is Art and Drama. Her love of architecture and nature inspire her to create unique pieces that combine both “hard” and “soft” elements. Collections of rings, necklaces and earrings are made using Swarovski crystals, natural stones and fresh water pearls. These one of a kind pieces are a perfect combination of organic and futuristic materials.
Parme Marin necklaces arouse curiosity and each unique piece is made by hand. The designs are inspired by tribal art, African textile design, the architecture of the 1930’s and vintage fashion.

2312924_orig  Lauren Cecchi

Lauren Cecchi New York is a luxury leather handbag line that strives to inspire women to make the most of every day. Made from the finest Argentinean leather and crafted in New York City’s Garment District, Lauren Cecchi New York handbags are inherently elegant.


Lionette NY by Noa Sade

Lionette was born with the vision of creating a brand and a collection that was both glamorous and unique, that would stand out in the industry and be the perfect accessory for any occasion, day or night. Over the last 4 years, the brand has evolved organically and the designs have proven to be distinctive from the rest, leaving an indelible mark on the jewelry jungle. Every piece is handmade in NYC with a lifetime guarantee policy.

5685657_orig  Jess Rizzuti

Jess Rizzuti’s innate creativity and extraordinary artistic abilities allowed her to indulge in interests such as mural painting, which further encouraged her to unearth her many design influences – travel, art, history, nature, textures and exquisite colors. We now see that come to life with some gorgeous handbags & clutches!

Fortune & Frame  144897_orig

Founded by designer Gretel Going, the original concept came about two years ago when she came across an insightful fortune, shoved it behind a refrigerator magnet, and forgot about it. When the fortune kept falling on the floor, an idea was born. The resulting line relies on jewelry and accessories to bridge the gap between the value people place on fortunes and the lack of dedicated places to keep them. All signature fortune-holding and fortune cookie pieces come with an original fortune. Written by Going, the fortunes shy away from the prophetic and arbitrarily optimistic, and instead focus on the intersection of hardship and light at the end of the tunnel.

Reason to be Pretty


Inspired by everything pretty, designer Nophar Haimovitz captures her distinctive aesthetics of beauty, grace and delicacy with her unique line of handmade fabric jewelry. All hand dyed, handmade, crafted and plated in USA, Reason To Be Pretty aspires to create an exquisite, unique and comfortable day to night jewelry to prettify any outfit, from a T-shirt to and evening gown, so that the customer will feel and look pretty at any at given moment. As Haimovitz always say, there is always a Reason To Be Pretty…

Victoria Road  447855_orig

A luxury boutique with an eye for style and sustainability, Victoria Road works with socially conscious designers in emerging markets to bring you one-of-a-kind finds. Assisting small business owners in emerging economies by establishing sustainable avenues of trade and distribution to the U.S. marketplace. By empowering these driven entrepreneurs and the skilled artisans they employ with connections to new markets, Victoria Road is supporting a healthy global economy from the ground up. Victoria Road travels the world in search of exquisitely hand crafted luxury items, bringing together a carefully curated collection to complement your lifestyle.


 8869700_orig  Made by VOZ

VOZ empowers indigenous artisans and their craft through collaborative fashion design. The hand-made garments feature premium quality natural and ecological fibers, hand dyed and woven to celebrate ancient traditions. Voz works to empower women and their communities financially, creatively, and professionally.

Morphew  8100579_orig

In 2005 Bridgette Morphew launched Paradox Designs where she sourced and curated an archive collection of 5,000 vintage prints and shapes that industry leading designers seek for design inspiration. Currently operating in the heart of the NYC fashion district she again revamped the industry with bringing MORPHEW to the forefront of the industry..

2219482  Romy & Ray

Romy & Ray is a new Parisian brand that designs high-quality knits that are innovative, comfortable, and perfect for every occasion. Romy was sourcing the finest quality yarns (wool, cashmere, silk, cotton…) and creating the best styles for the top French fashion brands for years.

Bela Criacao  350009

Portuguese for “beautiful creations” Bela Criacao is inspire by the sights, sounds, and cultures of South America coupled with a love for pace and intensity of the modern woman’s lifestyle. Designer Felicia Persaud speaks to today’s woman on the go with her distinctive contemporary sportswear collection where quality fit and fabrics are her priority. A collection of staples designed to seamlessly fit in to a woman’s wardrobe and take her from day to night, Bela Criacao is a collection for the woman not afraid to indulge in fashion among the demands of her daily life.

148473_orig  Sofia Roman

Made in Argentina with the best French and German silks, Italian brocades and Argentine Leathers. Designer Sofia Roman has created a line the speak volumes for females with a simplistic touch of edge and toughness.


Dharma Eyewear  4434972

Dharma creates high quality sunglasses and eyewear, inspired by classic vintage silhouettes. Every item is $99.00 and gives 5% back to Optometry Giving Sight. Helping underprivileged individuals globally to gain access to eye care and exams.


Enter Accessories

The Enter Accessories brand was born out of a love for vintage clothing and fabrics. Inspiration lies in the style and heritage of the golden ages of music, fashion and sport. Enter offers a range of products from simple everyday items featuring classic fabrics, to premium all-leather travel bags constructed using tradition methods and machinery. The more you use an Enter Accessory, the more unique it becomes.

Conscious Step  2882972

They believe that the world is changed by the small actions of many people. That’s why they created Conscious Step: Socks That Fight Poverty, so that the purchasing decisions everyone makes everyday could add up to big impact. Conscious Step was founded by three twenty-something social entrepreneurs – Hassan Ahmad, a medical doctor and past WHO intern; Adam Long, an industrial designer and marketing strategist; and Prashant Mehta, a finance major and microfinance expert. You will find their our team working in Sydney, Australia and in New York, USA, although you may also find us tracing our supply chain from the organic co-op cotton fields in India through to our Fair Trade Factory.


979580  Flickable

Flickable is putting the pop back in your pucker. This quirky themed sweet lollipop lux lip gloss won’t just give you the cool kitty cat badge of approval, but their non-sticky formula is moisturizing, provides volume, sparkle and shine. Flickable’s 5 choice colors are all a girl needs to perk up and pout out. Flickable is animal cruelty free and proudly Made in the USA.


CLEANSE by Lauren Napier

Over a decade has passed since Napier began her career. Her works have been seen in the world’s most recognizable publications and media outlets including Vogue, Vanity Fair, and on NBC’s long running Today Show and late night comedy institution Saturday Night Live. Lauren has worked with some of the world’s most famous celebrities, including: Academy Award winners, civil rights activists, Olympic gold medalists, indie film darlings, Billboard chart-toppers, silver screen royalty, a Beatle, and even an American President.



White Faux Taxidermy

WhiteFauxTaxidermy, strives to ensure clients are receiving a truly superior experience- from the time they add their new, name-brand faux taxidermy wall sculpture to your cart, to the moment you receive it and have it adorning your wall.  Each animal sculpture is completely special to them, which is why they make sure consumers are 100% satisfied.  They have developed numerous and professionally/artistically crafted sculptures to meet your wants and desires: recently, we have introduced faux unicorn head wall mounts, added a wide array of mini deer and moose heads, redesigned our elephant heads, more vivid gold bear and lions heads, and much more.

9769081  Libratone

Libratone is one of the most innovative audio companies in the world. We believe in design and we believe in freedom. Founded in 2009, in the age of streaming, our goal is to emancipate music from the slavery of stationary listening and to give it the freedom modern wireless technology allows. Quite simply, we are reinventing speakers for the 21st century. At Libratone we create all-embracing, high performing sound refined through organic wool for a warmer, brighter listening experience. We call it 360 Scandinavian. 360 alludes to their FullRoom technology, where sound is dispersed in all directions, like an acoustic instrument. It also refers to the Scandinavian design heritage.


I Love My Type

I LOVE MY TYPE is a cool typographical poster universe with posters that will inspire you to make a difference to others and benefit fully from what life has to offer. You will find positive and life-affirming statements that match your life and personal development as well as posters that you can offer to people who are special to you. I LOVE MY TYPE also produces posters that are quite unique and specially designed with you favorite quotations, personal greetings, names and remembrances etc.


The awesomely talented team behind this boldly innovative pop-up are as follows —


Partners of Creeds Collective