Two New York


THE EVOLUTION OF THE SARI.

TWO IS A SMALL COLLECTION OF CHIC AND EFFORTLESS TUNICS, CAFTANS, AND DRESSES MADE LOCALLY IN NEW YORK USING HANDWOVEN TEXTILES AND SARIS FROM INDIA.

THE COLLECTION EMBODIES EUROPEAN AND INDIAN INFLUENCES EVOLVING FROM THE TRADITIONAL SARI. TWO IS GREAT FOR THE BEACH OR FOR EVEN SURVIVING AN URBAN HEATWAVE—WHILE STILL KEEPING IT CHIC. THE COLLECTION IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT BARNEYS AND SELECT BOUTIQUES.

MONICA PATEL-COHN’S BICULTURAL INDIAN AND ITALIAN BACKGROUND INSPIRED HER TO CREATE PIECES USING HANDMADE INDIAN TEXTILES WITH A MODERN SENSIBILITY. MONICA'S CAREER BEGAN WORKING UNDER SIMON DOONAN AT BARNEY'S NEW YORK. SHE LATER WORKED IN EDITORIAL AS A STYLIST AND IN 2001 MOVED TO MILAN TO WORK FOR PRADA. ALL THESE EXPERIENCE HAVE INFLUENCED HER LOVE FOR DESIGN AND TEXTILES. TWO IS BASED IN BROOKLYN WHERE SHE RESIDES WITH HER TWO KIDS AND HUSBAND.