Get to know the Matriarks changing the world through their work: they are the women behind our brands, and our partners in all Matriark’s initiatives like The Matriark Club.

Althea Simons

Althea Simons

GRAMMAR

In early 2016,  Althea Simon's apartment building burned down and she lost all of her belongings. As she tried to get...

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Ana Martins

Ana Martins

Filienna

Ana Martins is the Founder and Creative Director of Filienna. Filienna merges the craft of filigree jewelry making with the...

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Angela Caglia

Angela Caglia

Angela Caglia

Long before she founded her namesake luxury botanical skincare brand, master esthetician Angela Caglia transformed the skin of iconic faces...

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Athena Newton

Athena Newton

Athena Newton

ATHENA NEWTON is an independent luxury clothing brand that inspires functional elegance in everyday life. Handcrafted in New York, the...

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Barbara Freeman

Barbara Freeman

Simply Down

Founder Simply Down Born and raised in Manhattan like the company she heads, Barbara  Freeman recognized her love of retail...

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Bonnie Michelle Cannon

Bonnie Michelle Cannon

Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center

Bonnie Michelle Cannon is a pioneer of leadership. The first African-American woman to be elected to the Southampton Board of Trustees, she currently serves on the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission and as chair of the Town of Southampton Housing Authority.
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Brianna Lipovsky

Brianna Lipovsky

Maison d'Etto

Brianna Lipovsky is the Founder of Maison d’Etto. A former agency executive and brand builder who is marked by her...

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Bridget LeRoy

Bridget LeRoy

Bridget LeRoy

Bridget LeRoy was brought up in a privileged Hollywood/New York show business family, complete with opening nights, trips to exotic lands, lavish family gatherings, backstage and movie set visits, and partying with New York’s glitterati. 
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Caroline Dennis

Caroline Dennis

Jolly Bijou

Caroline founded Jolly Bijou in 2017 in Brooklyn, where she lives with her partner and their two children. Caroline has been passionate about...

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Catherine Micoli

Catherine Micoli

Micoli

Having been a dancer for the greater part of her life, Catherine was inspired to create bags that considered how to...

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Charlene Dunbar

Charlene Dunbar

Suakoko Betty

suakoko betty (pronounced SWAH-ko-ko) is a lifestyle brand inspired by African design. Owner and creative director Charlene Dunbar was born...

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Chelsea Hrynick Browne

Chelsea Hrynick Browne

Chelsea Hrynick Browne

Chelsea Hrynick Browne layers together intricately hand-cut paper, paint and embellishments to form larger abstract “paintings” for hope, healing, and...

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Christina Zimpel

Christina Zimpel

Christina Zimple

Originally from Perth Western Australia, Christina is an artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn New York. Christina has worked as...

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Coraline Bennett Acra

Coraline Bennett Acra

22Jewelry

22Jewelry is an artisan collection of bracelets that can be mixed, stacked, and curated. The collection is a celebration of...

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Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

DVF

About DVF Diane von Furstenberg entered the world of fashion in 1970 when she moved to New York and, two years...

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Dr. Florence Rolston

Dr. Florence Rolston

Southampton Hospital

Dr. Florence Rolston is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who has lived and worked in Southampton since 1997. She is the daughter of Caribbean immigrants who enjoys cooking, travel, reading and family. 
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Erin Suarez

Erin Suarez

Boutique Suarez

Erin has been designing her entire life. Her love for creating started as far back as when she was a...

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Heesung Choi

Heesung Choi

Seven All Around

Natural resources inspire every step of designer Heesung Choi's creative process. A Seoul native who calls NYC home, she has...

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Hiywet Girma

Hiywet Girma

YESAET

Y E S A E T is created from the heart. Y E S A E T is Modern Luxury, Brooklyn...

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Jackie Skye Muller & Mr. M

Jackie Skye Muller & Mr. M

Recreational Habits

Recreational Habits is an American lifestyle brand created to bring the exclusive world of the preppy elite and their hobbies...

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Jade Ford

Jade Ford

Citizens & Heirs

Self-taught designer, tailor, and fear fighter. Playing in fashion is what Jade Ford does; her purpose is to inspire young...

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Jasmine Aarons

Jasmine Aarons

VOZ

Jasmine Aarons trained as a fine artist at Idyllwild Arts Academy and studied Product Design Engineering and Fine Arts at Stanford...

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Judy Bergsma, Jovita Sho & Maya Artisans

Judy Bergsma, Jovita Sho & Maya Artisans

MayaBags

Female-owned, fair trade. Designed in NYC, handmade in Belize.  MayaBags was founded in 1999 by Judy Bergsma, Jovita Sho and...

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Karolina Zmarlak

Karolina Zmarlak

KZ_K Studio

The KZ_K Studio tenants of modernism extol the use of technologically advanced materials integrated into a purely functional form for...

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Kelly Bhopale

Kelly Bhopale

Kelly Bhopale

About two years ago, while looking for some furniture to decorate her new apartment, Kelly looked for some inspiration on...

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Kiane von Mueffling

Kiane von Mueffling

Sold Out NYC

Sold Out NYC is a brand created by Kiane von Mueffling, who wants her products to empower women with great...

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Kristi Lord

Kristi Lord

L'AVANT Collective

Co-Founder, L'AVANT Collective. Kristi Lord and Lindsay Droz's instant friendship was sparked at a mutual friend’s wedding, where they were both...

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Lauren Bagliore

Lauren Bagliore

Lauren Bagliore

Inspired by elements of art and architecture, with astute attention to draping, tailoring and finish in every piece, the work of...

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Liadain Warwick Smith

Liadain Warwick Smith

Liadain Warwick Smith

Liadain Warwick Smith was born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York City. She works out of her studio in...

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Lindsay Droz

Lindsay Droz

L'AVANT Collective

Co-Founder, L'AVANT Collective. Lindsay Droz and Kristi Lord's instant friendship was sparked at a mutual friend’s wedding, where they were both...

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Marcia Patmos

Marcia Patmos

M.PATMOS

Having honed her skill at the Rhode Island School Of Design, Marcia headed to NYC where she learned the industry...

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Margherita Cardelli & husband Gerardo Cavaliere

Margherita Cardelli & husband Gerardo Cavaliere

Giuliva Heritage

The first time Margherita tried on her then boyfriend Gerardo’s double breasted top coat, she never gave it back. After...

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Margherita Missoni

Margherita Missoni

M MISSONI

Margherita Missoni is the granddaughter of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, the original founders of her family’s fashion house in 1953....

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Marija & Ivana Curic

Marija & Ivana Curic

Marija and Ivana are identical twin sisters from Croatia, Europe who, after modeling and working in fashion co-founded Curic&Curic: an...

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Marisol Arteaga

Marisol Arteaga

Arteaga

Arteaga combines the finest fabrications and intricate workmanship with ethical and sustainable design practices. A result of cross-cultural collaborations between...

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Mary Ping

Mary Ping

Slow and Steady Wins The Race

Mary Ping Mary Ping is a New York based designer with an art background from Vassar College. In 2001, she...

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Noemi Sanchez

Noemi Sanchez

SEPA Mujer

Noemi Sanchez is a guest at our Mondays at Matriark. She is going to be interviewed by Theresa Roden, Founder...

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Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali

Normalife

Norma Kamali has been in the Fashion Industry for 53 years and is known for her innovative designs.  She designed...

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Rachel Comey

Rachel Comey

Rachel Comey

Rachel Comey (b.1972) is an American fashion designer and creator of the eponymous New York based label. The brand, which started...

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Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Romijn

Charlie Dolly

Charlie Dolly  Designer and Founder Actress and former model Rebecca Romijn discovered her love of fine jewelry when she started modeling in Paris...

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Reverend Tisha Dixon-Williams

Reverend Tisha Dixon-Williams

First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton

Reverend Tisha Williams is a proud product of Brooklyn, NY. She currently serves as the Sr. pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton in Bridgehampton, NY. She is the first woman to be elected to the office in the 96-year history of the church.
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Sally Lapointe

Sally Lapointe

LAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe is a women’s designer ready-to-wear collection produced in New York City. LaPointe offers the industry a collection of...

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Sandra Canselier

Sandra Canselier

Coclico

Coclico Founder and President  "Most of the time spent outside of Coclico is with my family and close friends. As...

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Sandra Mullings

Sandra Mullings

Karibu 365

Sandra Mullings is a first generation immigrant from the Land of Wood, Water, and Reggae Music, Jamaica. She is the...

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Sofía Sanchez de Betak

Sofía Sanchez de Betak

Chufy

Designer Sofía Sanchez de Betak (aka, Barrenechea) is a Buenos Aires born, New York based, Art Director and Fashion Consultant. ...

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Stacey Alvarez

Stacey Alvarez

Collect Interior

Stacey Alvarez is th Founder of COLLECT Interior, an altruistic start-up fashion line targeting Gen Z and Millennial customers. Stacey focuses her designs on...

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Suzanne Rae

Suzanne Rae

Suzanne Rae

Suzanne Rae is a New York-based women's ready-to-wear and shoe line inspired by and made for the progressive and modern...

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Teressa Foglia

Teressa Foglia

Teressa Foglia

Teressa Foglia is a hat designer and maker, a modern milliner. An avid hat lover her entire life, for years...

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Theresa Roden

Theresa Roden

i-tri

i-tri Founder and Chief Visionary Officer 
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Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

Born and raised in Manhattan, the daughter of archaeologists, Ulla Johnson honed her signature style between the streets of New...

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