What do you get when you combine a vest and a dress? THIS GLORIOUS PIECE OF FASHION! As a photographer and opera singer in my previous life before turning to fashion, I needed a garment I could roll around on the floor to get the shot with humongous pockets to fit my lenses, clamps, comb, filters, caps and tots and bits while working with clients. I also needed this garment to dress to work for auditions or rehearsals where I didn’t have time to change. HERE I PRESENT FUNCTIONALITY & FASHION! Wear it solo, add a turtleneck and leggings, throw on a tee and heels, button down shirt it… wear it open or zipped up… this classic will NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE! <— My middle school English teacher will love this run on sentence!
We’ll look forward to seeing photos of you in this new wardrobe staple for the next decades remixed and matched with your wardrobe!
byVINNIK creates clothing of the highest quality, made in small production runs- our goal is ZERO waste and a net positive impact on the environment. Ethical production from start to finish - our garment workers are paid a living wage working in a clean and safe facility in Los Angeles, a rarity in the world of fashion. Each design is hand cut and expertly crafted using only the highest quality textiles and fibers utilizing only deadstock, vintage or existing to reduce our carbon footprint. We truly believe that every person who works to create our garments should be positively impacted. As a result, every piece is unique and truly one of a kind. At byVINNIK, we are committed to the “Slow Fashion Movement” and strive to lead by example in the fashion industry.
The vast majority of our clientele are repeat customers who see the value in byVINNIK's unique approach, personalized experience watching our live sales and unique designs which are favorable for divas of many sizes. It is no wonder thousands of clients on every inhabitable continent including some of the biggest names in classical music and mainstream entertainment across five continents love byVINNIK.
MEET THE DESIGNER
Suzanne Vinnik has captivated audiences across the globe and has been recognized as one of the most influential women in classical music as an opera singer, community engagement leader, photographer and now successful clothing designer as of May 2019.
As an opera singer, some of her diverse repertoire as a leading soprano includes the title role in Manon Lescaut, Nedda in Pagliacci, Mimi and Musetta in La bohème, Violetta in La traviata amongst others with notable engagements at Pittsburgh Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and on concert stages as a soloist throughout Italy, Norway (Her Majesty Queen Sonja in the audience), Russia and before members of US Congress sharing the stage with President Joe Biden. Her parallel pursuit of entrepreneurial endeavors led her to first start Shoperatic, the largest specialized social media network and marketplace for all women in classical music. She is a published photographer, guest columnist, stylist and hosted "Diva Who Hustles" an online web-series for The Dallas Opera Network. Her love of fashion and desire to create her dream job on her own terms inspired the launch of “byVINNIK” an ethically manufactured womenswear line made in Downtown Los Angeles with clientele all over the world including some of the biggest names in Classical Music, Broadway and TV. Known for dressing divas of all sizes, her work is sought out and featured on Disney+, Netflix, RuPaul's Drag Race, HBOMaxand major red carpet events and performances worldwide.
Suzanne holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University with additional studies at Mannes College of Music and Otis College of Design. She is an alumnus of the Opera Studio of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy where she studied and performed under the tutelage of Renata Scotto and The Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors where she was an Administration Fellow in 2019. She enjoys sharing her knowledge on topics relating to entrepreneurship, fashion and classical music as a guest panelist at conferences and universities especially working with women to share the journey of entrepreneurship.
byVINNIK launched in May of 2019, created by international opera singer, photographer and arts advocate Suzanne Vinnik. byVINNIK embodies her passions for fashion design, photography, music and entrepreneurship - on her own terms. Clientele include some of the biggest names in TV, Film, Classical Music & Broadway on every inhabitable continent.
Ethical production from start to finish - our garment workers are paid a living wage working in a clean and safe facility in Los Angeles, a rarity in the fashion world. Each design is hand cut and expertly crafted using only the highest quality textiles and fibers (many deadstock and vintage). As a result, every piece is unique and truly one of a kind. We are committed to the “Slow Fashion Movement” and strive to lead by example in the fashion industry.
byVINNIK creates clothing of the highest quality produced in limited quantities in a vast range of sizes. Our goal is ZERO waste and a net positive impact on the environment. Small production runs in Downtown Los Angeles allow byVINNIK to be flexible and never mass-produced. We are able to personally oversee all aspects of production maintaining a high level of care over each garment we produce to better dress our vibrant clientele.
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