Designer Nina Sarin Arias is a newbie to the city’s fashion, launching her label Arias New York just last year. But the Stanford and London School of Business grad (she also attended Parsons The New School) is no stranger to the world of luxury fashion, having done stints at Burberry and Cartier. Sarin’s line, whose first full collection is for Spring Summer 2017, is defined by modern cuts, sleek tailoring and sumptuous fabrics. What’s also great about the label–all pieces are made in New York.(Haute Living recently caught up with Sarin to talk about her favorite New York spots.
How long have you been in New York?
How long have you had your own business?
I have been working on Arias New York for a year, and our debut capsule collection launched (for purchase) on our website in August 2016.
The West Village. I love the peacefulness of the tree-lined streets, great restaurants on every corner and proximity to the Hudson River.
Is your favorite neighborhood different from the area you live in?
I live in the West Village, but West Chelsea is another favorite. I love visiting the many art galleries for inspiration.
Favorite restaurant for a business lunch:
Favorite restaurant for a weekend brunch:
Best French restaurant:
Best Italian restaurant:
Best spot for cocktails:
Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel
If you have out-of-town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Greenwich Hotel
Favorite stores for clothing shopping:
Favorite stores for design/furniture
Favorite stores for shoes:
Barneys New York
Best spot for working out:
A run on the West Side Highway
Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research
The Whitney and the Met
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Best “out of the way” city spot to relax/reflect:
Describe New York in three words:
Full of life
Best aspect of New York:
The secret to your success?
Staying focused and true to who I am in both design and business.