Priestess NYC

It’s Love: Priestess NYC

by Kate Franco on April 29, 2008 · 2 comments

Priestess NYC has been all over the press lately in a subtle kind of way — Tyra sported a Priestess NYC sweater earlier in April (the 18th), and full-on articles have appeared on CNBC and Dirty Glam (pp 142-145). Plus a mention in Harper’s Bazaar — but I thought I’d call some of my own special attention to this label that has caught my eye.

Why this line you ask? It’s a little flirty, super versatile, and has a great story. You know how I love_1.jpeg stories…But seriously this line is cool: lots of snakeskin, inverted pyramids and volume. The perfect blend of BRIGHT colors and SUBDUED hues. It’s has a sweet edge mixed with a little futuristic rock and roll — right where edgy meets chic. Pieces can be adapted for work, they can be worn out on the town later that night, they make a statement and are not for the fashion faint of heart. What’s not to love?

I had the (lucky!) chance to chat it up with the designer himself, Mr. Cody Ross. Here’s more about the talented designer and his line. Plus a few of my favorite pieces in the collection.

Who wears Priestess NYC?
An opinionated, knowledgeable and highly individualized girl who is a little irreverent and subtly-outlandish. She obsesses over fit and style and is typically well traveled and familiar with the coolest things in the coolest cities: NYC, Paris, London, Shanghai, etc are her playgrounds…

Describe Priestess NYC in 3 words:
‘Kitschy, Punky, Futuristic’ . .. .‘Hmmmmm, a Grace Kelly meets Judy Jetson spirit…


What is your design philosophy?
To feed the demands of individualism in an increasingly homogenized/collectivized world. . .. ‘to make clothes that are provocative, versatile and beautiful enough to excite…’

We want to know more about you!
From Dallas, Texas…Attended the London School of Economics and for many years worked as a hedge-fund analyst in Shanghai, Dallas and NYC. Spent all my free-time looking at fashion mags, dressing/styling cool girls and finally (fed up with repression) quit my job and launched the label 2 seasons ago. Fashion has also been a central interest of mine and sketching, sewing and draping an active hobby that I can now do full time! I got my technical skills from part-time courses at Central St. Martins and lots of do-it-yourself stuff…


Where can we find your clothes?
…On the coolest girls around the world, haha…And at edgy, avant-garde boutiques and stores in most big cities. Look for Priestess NYC in stores like D-Mop, Podium, Colette, TG-170, Lane Crawford, Barneys, WeOneYouTwo, Sucre, etc.. and, of course, the Priestess NYC showroom/atelier in the West Village, NYC (West 4th +West 11th)

Visit OR for more visual appeal and the entire collection.

Thanks for your time, Cody!