ACID NYC


Designer Name:
Evelyn Luna and Scott Chester

Label Name:
ACID NYC

Website:
http://www.acidnycclothing.com

“The Nolcha Shows provides independent designers the opportunity to show in an organized setting with professional guidance. We are so pleased that we found their services and are looking forward to presenting our newest looks on the runway!”

 

 

Background

Evelyn Luna was born in the Bronx, New York City. She studied the H.S. of Art & Design and received her BFA at New York’s Parsons School of Design. For 13 years she was a key member of Diane Von Furstenberg’s original design staff, which relaunched the DVF brand and its myriad of successful designs. She subsequently became Director of DVF’s textile dept.

 

In 2003, she ventured on to become Textile Product Manager at Victoria’s Secret lingerie. Before long Evelyn began consulting independently for DVF, VS Swimwear and other designers in the fashion and home furnishing industry.

 

Scott Chester was born in Brooklyn, later went to H.S. of Art and Design in Manhattan where he studied Industrial design and met Evelyn Luna. Graduated to CCS College of Automotive Design in Detroit in 1984, studied product design at Pratt Institute in 1986 then transferred to Art Center in Pasadena California in 1988.

 

In 1990 Scott moved back to Brooklyn and opened ACID Studios to design custom furniture for clients in Manhattan. This was the beginning of Arielle Chester Industrial Design (ACID) named after his daughter born in 1990.

 

In 1998 Scott (aka ACID) worked with Jon Drew and Marvin Samel to develop ACID Cigars a premium, hand rolled Cigar brand manufactured in Nicaragua.

 

In 2001 Evelyn and Scott re-met and started working on design projects together. Their first print design project was “Crosstown Traffic” for DVF which included a graffiti inspired print, a custom painted leather jacket and a Mercedes Benz custom car in Feb.2002 NYFW. Since then they’ve collaborated on various projects.

 

In 2006, they joined forces to create a line of mens and women’s lifestyle driving and travel clothing called Acid and Luna Alkali.

 

They are now launching a new line of mens and women’s clothing named ACID NYC, featuring silk shirts, stretch cotton suits, silk blouses, stretch nylon dresses , swimwear and other separates, in custom designed prints.

 

 

Vision

Museum quality prints for Men and Womens clothing.

 

 

Signature Style

Modern silhouettes with vibrantly designed prints.

 

 

Influence

Hidden beauty in our surroundings. We find beauty in nature, technology and visual aspects of the urban environment like the texture and color of chipped paint on an old door in New Orleans, an old computer circuit board or a photo we took of the favelas in Brazil.

 

 

Brand Philosophy

Smart, sexy, and unique pieces that will take you from daytime to evening.

 

 

If you could dress any celebrity who would it be and why?

Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Lawrence – They are both strong, dynamic actresses that look great in form fitting clothing! Daniel Craig and Vin Diesel – Action men that can carry any action movie with style. We’ve got them covered!