The Academy New York is a luxury women’s brand by former Obedient Sons founder and designer, Swaim Hutson. The brand is rooted in menswear, and seasonally available in unisex sizing. Each collection consists of classic pieces, tailor-made in the USA. Small production, limited stock, designed and crafted locally to last you a decade.
The Academy New York was first conceived by Swaim Hutson in 2013 as an Instagram feed of collected feelings, dreams, moods, inspirations and icons that quickly resonated with the art, design, fashion, and music communities—notable account followers include Marc Jacobs, Katy Grand, Jefferson Hack, FKA Twigs, Mert Alas, Simon de Pury, Dakota Johnson, to name a few—and amassed an organic following of nearly half a million followers in a little under 3-years time.
To more effectively speak to the account’s cursively varied audience, between 2013 and 2015, The Academy New York expanded its brand to entail a number of subsidiary accounts: @TheAcademyNewYork.Art, @TheAcademyNewYork.Music, and @TheAcademyNewYork.Space.
In 2015, The Academy New York released its first range of branded lifestyle products of collegiate-inspired T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, and small accessories. That same year, the brand also released a series of limited edition products that scale from sculptural raw wax candles in collaboration with Joya Studio to exclusively branded pieces with LUISAVIAROMA.com and tour merchandise for singer, songwriter Susan Van Etten. Collaborations also include MADE Fashion Week X The Academy New York as well as art curation for Soho Grand and Edition Hotel’s.
Fashion design has always been at the core of The Academy New York and for Fall/Winter 2019, the company introduced its first women’s ready- to-wear collection and continues to present new collections seasonally.