The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
In 1997, I launched Kathlin Argiro Atelier, in the heart of NYC's Garment District, fulfilling my life-long dream of having my own fashion label.
I had the rare privilege of having my debut Collection picked up by top stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales. I attribute this early success to recognizing and filling a void in the market, laser focus, extraordinary determination, persistence, a tremendous amount of hard work and, of course, talent. I mention talent last because it is the base line requirement to enter the world of fashion. The rest was up to me.
While my passion for fashion and graduating from Parsons School of Design placed me firmly on the road towards success, there was still a very steep learning curve when it came to the business of fashion.
After 20 + years of navigating the business of fashion and selling to the best stores in the world, I launched Kathlin Argiro New York to leverage my long standing connections and deep personal experience to support up and coming fashion talent.
I have mentored countless young designers placing many of them squarely on the road to building successful fashion brands.
My mission is to pass on my knowledge to emerging designers to ensure that future of fashion is filled with talented visionaries that build their brands with a solid foundation that serves as the keystone for their success.