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Get To Know: Brazen Era Clothing

September 16, 2016 BY CAPSULE

Since 2015, designer Bec Zammito has been designing Brazen Era Clothing-- sexy, luxe womenswear with an eye on doing good. Body conscious silhouettes, beautiful fabrications and feminine colors and prints are hallmarks of the collection, and a percentage of proceeds is given to charity every season.

“Designed in Kings for Queens” - (Kings is New York Country) the brand's name- Brazen Era Clothing reflects its inspiration. “Brazen” is both the theme of the clothing and the vision that drives design. Bec's maximalist design objective lies in her desire to dress women with bold personal taste and reverence for high quality clothing.

B.E.C. is always moving forward, striving to stay true to the vision of building a better brazen era where women are empowered, unexploited, and free to wear all that is beautiful. Materials are hand selected from local vendors and manufactured in NYC factories. A percentage of profits are donated to fighting child trafficking with LOVE146.

We wanted to learn more about this collection that blends commerce with philanthropy and we spoke with Bec as she prepared for Capsule SS17.

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(c) Tell us a brief history of the brand. When did it launch? By whom? What is the brand’s mission?
BEC:
“Designed in Kings for Queens” - (Kings is New York Country) Brazen Era Clothing is the curated creation of Bec Zammito, a Brooklyn based designer with a vision for feminine and luxurious American made clothing.

The inspiration behind the brand lies in its name. “Brazen” is both the theme of the clothing and the vision that drives design. Bec's maximalist design objective lies in her desire to dress women with bold personal taste and reverence for high quality clothing.

B.E.C. is always moving forward, striving to stay true to the vision of building a better brazen era where women are empowered, unexploited, and free to wear all that is beautiful. Materials are hand selected from local vendors and manufactured in NYC factories. A percentage of profits are donated to fighting child trafficking with LOVE146.

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(c) How important is it to you to be Brooklyn based, and Made in NY?
BEC: Making clothing in the USA is an indispensable building block of the company’s vision and inspiration. Having a face-to-face interaction with our manufacturing partners is not only important– it is essential.

(c) Who is the target customer?
BEC: Bold, stylish women who aren’t afraid to stand out and consciously support brands that endeavor to make a change in the world. Our target customers are anywhere from sophisticated young adults to vivacious 60 year olds.

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(c) What’s inspiring the collection for SS17?
BEC:
Sequins, Seventies & Seduction. The Spring/Summer 2017 collection is comprised of feminine silhouettes, two-piece sets, and plenty of flare. Key fabrications are lace and brocade.

(c) What are 2 key items from the SS17 collection?
BEC: Keep your eye out for the Lacey Bell Sleeve Dress and Jas set. Lacey is ultra-feminine with loose lines and flowing fabric while Jas is structured, proud and fierce. Both encapsulate women who wear Brazen Era Clothing. The collection is so wearable because not all pieces are built for the same occasion.

(c) Do you have any news you’d like to share?
BEC: 10% of our gross profits will be donated to helping fight child trafficking with LOVE146. This nonprofit not only helps to rescue children out of sex trafficking, but also proceeds to feed, house and reorient their lives through survivor care centers. Our hope at B.E.C. is to make clothing that impacts the livelihood of women all over the world.

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See the collection this weekend at Capsule New York