ABOUT US


We are a new generation of innovative fashion engineers fully committed to promoting ‘Made in New York’ garment manufacturing.  We are a high-end sample room offering full support for services ranging from design to production in the apparel industry.

Acme Design New York is founded on the belief that design must dictate over production, not the other way around.  We are born and raised in New York City with our background in design from Parsons and the Fashion Institute of Technology.  We understand a designer’s point of view and offer technical solutions to bridge a designer’s concept to production friendly standards without losing a brand’s overall look and feel.

With an extensive network of vendors in the garment district and a history of working on both the design and production sides of the fashion industry, our sample room understands the latest trends and style, addressing issues at their inception to streamline costs and processes for a smooth transition from design through production.


 
 
 
 

OUR APPROACH


In our experience, working with manufacturers directly is often a costly learning curve for designers, especially new designers. 

During the sample making and production development stages, a designer’s concept is most susceptible to change.  When placing a work order with a sample maker, a designer expects the sample returned to reflect the ideas in their sketch.  Any lack of communication with a factory or a manufacturer’s shaky foundation can alter the original intention of the design.  Without a safety net of checks during patternmaking and fittings, trends and visions are translated into patterns that further the design from its original concept.  Mixed with disorganized methods and outdated practices, designers don’t realize how exposed they are to costly mistakes until valuable time and money are already lost, sometimes at an irreversible cost to the brand. 

Acme Design New York was born naturally from our own focus to tailoring and a discipline to fit.  While our background is rooted in fashion design, our careers in technical design have shaped the way we see garments.  We approach each collection as a team, lending our expertise and tailoring our services to focus on a brand's continued vision and values.


 
 
 
 

OUR CRAFT


Our focuses include, but are not limited to:

- Design development for menswear and womenswear, including mood and trend research

- Design sketching

- Fabric and trim sourcing

- Label and packaging development

- Creation of tech packs for sampling and production in domestic and overseas factories

- Patternmaking

- Draping

- Sample making

- Production management

- Small productions with no minimums