The eco-friendly and socially conscious Allison Parris New York Collection is built around the idea that “retaining moral values” and “being able to wear beautiful, well made clothing” are not mutually exclusive actions. While keeping a feminine and sophisticated appeal, Allison Parris New York utilizes organic silks, fabrics made of recycled materials and factories within Manhattan in order to create a better clothing experience for their clients.
While technology and cost effectiveness have not developed to the point where every aspect of the collection is able to be considered part of the “eco friendly movement,” we are continuously exploring new developments within the field and new ways to implement them.
About the Designer
Allison Parris, born in Santa Clarita, California and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, grew up in a creative household where artistic development was highly encouraged. Her mother, Heidi Parris- founder of Parris Interior Design, began sharing her knowledge of fabrics, design and construction very early on, while her father, Michael Parris- writer, photographer and public relations consultant, continuously stressed the importance of visual presentation and creating an image for oneself to share with the public.
Allison began her professional training in fashion design, pattern-making and sewing in her early teenage years and was designing evening gowns for clients throughout the Detroit area before she graduated high school. She continued to develop her talent at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, while working with staples of the American Fashion industry including Catherine Malandrino and Cynthia Rowley. Carving a name for herself designing custom evening and bridal gowns, Allison developed her classic, feminine style and gained recognition for these iconic looks.
Throughout her years in the industry, Allison has utilized her talent to benefit her community through the donation of gowns and collections for a variety of national fundraisers from political candidates to cancer research. This passionate dedication to the betterment of her community inspired the eco- and socially conscious aspect of her contemporary designer level ready-to-wear line.