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  • Region USA
  • Country USA
  • Participation 2018/19

Founded by New York City designers, Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Pansczczyk, Area is a design studio specializing in textile manipulation. Area, whose name evokes an iconic performance and installation club from the 80’s, launched in 2014, and has since grown into a full designer collection inclusive of sportswear, outerwear, evening wear and tailoring. Beckett is originally from Lexington, Kentucky, and Piotrek was born in Poland and raised in Holland.

After experience working for Chloe and Calvin Klein Collection, the designers met while pursuing their Masters in Fashion Design and Society at Parsons, where they overlapped for one year and found a similar aesthetic in their respective collections. They meld their diverse backgrounds with concepts surrounding their own interests in fashion as it relates to history, aspiration, and conceptualized ideas of glamour. Notions of beauty and glamour are ongoing references for Area; the ways in which these ideals evolve and change across time and culture. By embracing these changes, Area celebrates duality and togetherness. With referential silhouettes, highlighted by signature trims and textile developments, Area has become a favourite of celebrities and a staple of Downtown New York culture.