Toy Syndrome is a clothing brand with a statement. Whether with painted words or toy embellishments, these garments are an expression of creativity and are meant to empower.
Created because of my love for art and fashion and a need to talk about the modern world; I use Toy Syndrome to express modern culture and what I want people to have when they are out there living their lives and being their best selves. I would like to think that these garments bring out people's best selves.
Worn on Girls by Lena Dunham, as well as by Kate Nash, Rowan Blanchard, Tavi Gevinson and other amazing women, the brand is embellished and painted in Brooklyn, New York by me. The garments are either made in the USA or up-cycled to reduce waste and maybe better our world.
Toy Syndrome believes in contributing to others. Currently, 10% of your purchase will be donated to RAICES.
I was born in Moscow, Russia. I graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology and while still in school, worked as a Research Assistant for the Costume Institute of the MET. Upon graduation I worked as a draper for Zac Posen and a patternmaker for the Atelier of J. Mendel. Combining high fashion techniques with the modern world, I like to make things for a multifaceted audience that wants to live life freely and express themselves fully.
natalya at toysyndrome dot com