MARISA WITKIN is a New York based luxury womenswear brand. Marisa was born in California from a lineage of strong, creative career oriented women—a mother that worked in the art department at Vogue in New York in the 70's and a grandmother who was an interior designer; both avid collectors and patrons of the arts. They gave Marisa the inspiration as to the type of woman she was designing for and the type of brand she created- modern, dynamic, minimalist and functional.
While earning her degree in fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York, Marisa supplemented her design training with internships in Public Relations at Yves Saint Laurent and Retail Marketing & Special Events for the couture clientele at Christian Dior. Upon graduating, she spent the next four years designing for Cynthia Rowley. When Marisa established her eponymous label in 2015, she set out to tell a story about minimalism that feels distinctive and exciting. The collection is made in New York and fabrics are imported from Europe.
“I am a minimalist at heart. Maintaining simplicity and directness in clothing design allows each piece to be more dynamic within a given wardrobe. I am committed to designing garments that are as dynamic as the women who wear them. The brand’s mission is to create luxury garments that feel comfortable, look polished, and fit a variety of body types beautifully. It is a story about minimalism rich in detail and quality and focusing on the finer details for maximum effect.“