INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS IN DESIGN + COMMERCE FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRY

FASHION DESIGN CONSULTANCY   |   CONCEPT THINK TANK + PRODUCT INNOVATION LAB   |   VINTAGE INSPIRATION ARCHIVE

Not your usual "secret intelligence agency"... and neither are our services.

OFFICIAL DOSSIER

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V.I.A.

Vintage Intelligence Agency

V.I.A. Vintage Intelligence Agency is 1) a NYC based fashion design consulting firm, 2) an industry lauded, vintage inspiration archive and 3) a dynamic concept think tank and product innovation lab. Our agency specializes in discovering, crafting and deploying compelling design concepts and forward thinking product strategies for fashion's most admired companies.

Propelled by the unique, 20+ year career of Founder and Creative Director, Suzanne McCoy Fitschen, V.I.A.'s invaluable, 360° industry perspective, its keenly honed sensibility for design influences that matter and its penchant for outside the box and ahead of the curve thinking make it a directional fashion stronghold. Multifunctional, with a solid foundation of creative and entrepreneurial experience and expertise, our abilities reach across design processes.

Though purposefully flying under the radar to ensure client confidentiality, there is no better or more significant validation of V.I.A.'s work and far reaching influence than its roster of clients. Therein you will find top fashion names from around the world and from companies and aesthetics as diverse as H+M, Rag+Bone, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Maiyet, J Crew, Christopher Kane, Calvin Klein, Li+Fung, Theory, Yang Li, Mulberry, Forever New AU and more.

CLIENTS

  • 3.1 PHILLIP LIM
  • ALEXANDER WANG
  • ARMANI EXCHANGE
  • CALVIN KLEIN
  • CAMUTO GROUP
  • CAROLINA HERRERA
  • CHISATO MORIYAMA
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE
  • CLUB MONACO
  • COACH
  • C WONDER
  • FOREVER NEW AU
  • GRYSON
  • GAP/GAP INTL
  • GUCCI
  • H+M
  • HELMUT LANG
  • J CREW/CREWCUTS
  • KENNETH COLE
  • LAND'S END
  • LI+FUNG
  • LOUIS VUITTON
  • MADEWELL
  • MAIYET
  • MARC JACOBS
  • MICHAEL KORS
  • MULBERRY
  • OPENING CEREMONY
  • RAG+BONE
  • RALPH LAUREN
  • REBECCA TAYLOR
  • REED KRAKOFF
  • REGATTA/KED'S
  • THE ROW
  • TORY BURCH
  • YANG LI
  • and more.

PROFILE...
    V.I.A.
  • connects designers to great design ideas.
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  • leads companies to new product directions.
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  • is a FASHION DESIGN CONSULTANCY.

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  • unearths brilliant design concepts from the past.
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  • inspires their re-imagination for the future.
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  • is a VINTAGE INSPIRATION ARCHIVE.

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  • sees potential from the cutting edge.
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  • pioneers fashion with bigger intent.
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  • is a CONCEPT THINK TANK.

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  • empowers forward thinking product strategies.
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  • enables inventive, proprietary product ideas.
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  • is a PRODUCT INNOVATION LAB.

V.I.A. thrives on intuition, imagination, hard work and daring. We succeed by discovering, sharing and implementing brilliant new ways of doing. We accomplish all of this by collaborating with equally inspiring fashion clients worldwide.

Hello... and thank you for visiting.

V.I.A. Vintage Intelligence Agency's renowned inspiration archive boasts a revolving collection of 3000+ design savvy, referential vintage apparel and accessory items... including iconic, historical, designer and artisan items from the 1800s to 1990s... all meticulously sourced and organized to meet the discerning needs of fashion design's global power players.

With an exacting eye for influential detail and the prolific, radar like intuition to know what works for whom, when, how and why, V.I.A's compelling collection and related consulting services make it a go-to resource for industry creatives seeking forward thinking inspirational design applications that not only turn profits, but lead trends.

Aptly located on NYC's trendsetting Noho/Soho border, V.I.A.'s archive is available for client perusal, by appointment only, with research, photography, rental and purchase options available. Specializing in women's and accessories, V.I.A. also offers expert customized consulting services ranging from vintage sourcing to concept development, trend direction to street, high end and historical research and collection merchandising to archive management.

ARCHIVE COLLECTION

FEATURING

RARE
PERIOD
(1890s to 2010s)
ARTISAN
ATHLETIC
MILITARY
DAY | RTW
COCKTAIL

+

ICONIC
DESIGNER
ALAIA
BEENE
CELINE
COURREGES
DIOR
GAULTIER
GALANOS
GUCCI
LANG
LEGER
McQUEEN
MIYAKE
MONTANA
MUGLER
NORELL
SANDER
YAMAMOTO
(and more)

APPAREL
+
ACCESSORIES

MODUS OPERANDI...

VINTAGE ARCHIVE SERVICES

  • RESEARCH
  • RENTAL
  • PURCHASE
  • PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE CONSULTING SERVICES

  • CUSTOM INSPIRATION SOURCING
  • STREET, HIGH END+HISTORICAL RESEARCH
  • TREND ANALYSIS+APPLICATION
  • CONCEPT STRATEGY+DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
  • LOOKBOOK+PRESENTATION MATERIALS
  • PRODUCT STYLING+LINE MERCHANDISING
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Fashion is nothing without the passing of time. The ability to cull from its rich, vast history for the quintessential best in inspirational design is priceless.

That precise genius is V.I.A.'s forte.

V.I.A. Vintage Intelligence Agency is also a dynamic think tank and development lab where innovative fashion concepts and directional products are conceived and detailed for private label programming, patenting and proprietary licensing.

Fortified by leadership that has sustained two decades of influence on fashion's cutting edge, the foundation of our work here is in harnessing the potential of key changes looming in the industry's not so distant future. Our overriding goal is to incorporate such timely components as modern technology, USA based manufacturing, recycling and longevity of product relevance in both our product conceptualization and developmental processes.

Current projects include: 1) a revolutionary, patent pending footwear product, 2) the launch of STORYTELLER... a collection of apparel and accessory items employing recycled textiles and new digital print techniques and 3) a pilot program to revitalize the concept of quality production here in the United States through the use of traditional military manufacturing facilities.

PROTOCOL...

BE INSPIRED.

DISCOVER.
COLLECT.
PROCESS.
THINK.
DREAM.
IMAGINE.
RESEARCH.
APPLY.
STRATEGIZE.
INVENT.
INNOVATE.
NETWORK.
COLLABORATE.
IMPLEMENT.
PROTOTYPE.
PATENT.
BRAND.
MARKET.
PRESENT.
SELL.

REPEAT.

V.I.A.

PRESS

HEADQUARTERS

611 Broadway (at Houston Street)   Suite 534   New York, NY   10012   USA
By Appointment Only   |   M - F   10am - 5pm   |   Other Times by Prior Arrangement

V.I.A.

Vintage Intelligence Agency

CONTACT

T: (212) 673 - 0703   |   E: info@viavtg.com   |   F: (212) 673 - 0706

Visit Creative Director Suzanne McCoy Fitschen's website at www.suzannemccoyfitschen.com

SELL TO US...
V.I.A. is always interested in procuring design savvy, vintage + modern, fashion apparel and accessories from private collections.
Please feel free to call or email us for a professional evaluation.

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