NEW YORK –Sauntering into the fashion forefront,
boho glam boudoir Eva spikes fashion with art and rock
and roll, providing sexy summer looks for the fashion-savvy chick as raw
and authentic as the threads she wears. Eva’s Summer Collection,
a sweet and stylish anarchy featuring Ya-Ya’s delicate
lace blossoming from supple cream-colored leather are mixed in dangerous
liason with Gary Graham’s urban Victoria-inspired
skirts and dresses, satin lavishly layered, ruffled and bustled to perfection.
Sass and Bide’s raven-hued zip dress re-imagines
a 1920’s flapper as Johnny Rotten’s goddaughter and AS
FOUR refines billowing fabrics with sleek metallic trim. With
every featured designer taking the next step in fashion, all open-toed
shoes should be walking toward Eva this Summer.
New York’s best-kept fashion secret affair can be found downtown
at the Nolita boutique Eva located at 227 Mulberry
Street. This brave, modern boudoir has taken a vision of fashion
three shades deeper to explore new forms and revelations in the realm
of fashion design. A cannon of aesthetics stretching from the ominous
Bruno Pieters to the raw talents of London’s Marjan
Pejoski and Robert-Cary Williams, New York’s
Gary Graham, AS FOUR, Daryl K and Lauren Felton,
Eva fuses art with fashion through carefully selected collections inspired
by some on today’s most innovative ideas and construction. Unpressured
by the sentiments to conform, Eva is the pre-eminent institutional support
for young talented designers and a marvel for the future of accessible
fashion retailing. Handpicked and habitually one-of-a-kind pieces, Eva
is an extension of the wardrobe of the shops owner Stephanie Pappas.
Attracted to a designer’s individuality and the architecture of
the clothing, Eva pushes fashion in a new direction and as an artistic
lifestyle. A clever collection combining altered classics with avant-guard
designs, Eva yanks fashion away from nostalgia and into a modern realm
of distinctiveness, sophistication, and expression. The first New York
store to carry Jens Laugensen, jeweler Tatty
Devine, and The Netherlands Spijkers & Spijkers.
A favorite stop for Daryl Hannah, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos,
Bjork and fashion stylists Lori Goldstein, Patty Wilson
and Patricia Fields, Eva represents the visions of tomorrow’s
Stephanie Pappas, a Long Island native born into a family
of retailers, rebelled against her fashion family to find her own way.
She found herself truckin’ the United States in a VW wagon designing
and selling jewelry along the way. She eventually made her way back from
California to Manhattan where she cultivated her inclination to create.
She enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology for
jewelry design and worked with jewelry designers Noir, Audrey
Werner, and Erickson Beamon at Showroom
Seven. Attending fashion shows and meeting young designers she
was instinctively drawn to innovative designs. Kindled by a vision and
an aesthetic conceptual verve she sensed through her association with
talented designers, Pappas paired her retail background to launch Eva.
Broadening her family’s tradition and naming the store after her
mother, Pappas fused glamour and counter-distinctive creations from an
extension of herself to a token to New York City fashion. For exclusive
previews of Eva collections, or to schedule an interview with Stephanie
Pappas, please contact Lehua Chong at email@example.com.
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