ALICIA REINA is a contemporary ready-to-wear line designed and ethically produced in Brooklyn, New York for women seeking unique and enchanting pieces.
Drawing influences from athletic wear and couture, the collections express a fusion of refined feminism mixed with a masculine allure.
Elements comprised of color, texture, and volume balanced with a modern cut and fit intrinsic to traditional tailoring enhance a sense of romanticism and elegance when worn.
Each collection is developed with an emphasis on surface embellishments and construction accentuating the silhouette and mood of the sophisticated and forever whimsical woman.
Alicia Reina graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Apparel Design. Upon graduation, she obtained her Masters in Footwear Design from Polimoda in Florence, Italy. Soon after she moved to New York City where she worked for various designers before launching ALICIA REINA.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Boston area, her multi-cultural background and New York lifestyle have influenced the soft, feminine, and timeless individuality of her designs.
RHOMBUS is a play on childhood building blocks. Derived from the simple quadrilateral whose four sides all have the same length, Rhombus explores the use of symmetry in the various cuts and construction of each piece. The elementary color palette reflects the eye’s sensitivity of relating color to shape, thus creating and merging a visual relationship between two different dimensions.