From loungewear to your new favorite cozy blazer, Kate Connick Clothing was one of the newest lines to hit New York Fashion Week 2019. Connick, a guest of Dream Downtown, launched her comfortable, chic collection at our downtown hotel’s lobby on Friday, September 13th to round out the NYFW festivities.
As a final cap to the week, the emerging designer hosted a meet-and-greet and pop-up shop in the heart of our lobby, officially dubbed “Cloud 19” in honor of her Cloud Billie set, a staple of her collection. Connick even sat down with us for a quick chat before the start of the day’s events, which we featured on the Dream Hotels Instagram account. Didn’t get a chance to see it? We’ve included the full interview below for our guests to learn more about Connick and her clothing line, Fashion Week party, and plans for the future.
Dream Downtown:When did you first create your brand?
Kate Connick:I created my brand two years ago when I thought of the ideas of rings and ribbons—rings representing people and ribbons representing a shared idea to bring people together. I was incorporating grommets and rings into my collection and now I’m working fully on sustainability.
DD:What’s your favorite piece?
KC:The Billie set. It consists of a hoodie and joggers, is completely sustainable, and made of rayon and bamboo.
DD:How would you describe your style?
KC:Comfortable and chic. I’m all about comfort because it makes me feel confident. I’m all about confidence.
DD:What does fashion mean to you?
KC:To me, fashion is all about expressing yourself and it’s a great way to show who you are and your personality. That’s why I absolutely love it.
DD:What’s your next vision for the brand?
KC:I’ve recently been doing a lot of loungewear pieces, and now I’m interested in going into fancier items. For example, I’m wearing the blazer which will be coming out in the spring and I’m super excited about it.
Following her pop-up shop in the lobby at Dream Downtown, Connick celebrated with an afterparty at the Electric Room, where her clothing line was featured, as well as special cocktails to celebrate the designer’s success, fittingly named the “IConnick” and “Cloud 19.”Want more fashion? Be on the lookout on our Instagram and blog for our upcoming launch with another new, sustainable line featured exclusively at Dream Downtown