Arlene Sutherland creates women’s high-end garments to conform to a woman’s taste in originality and sizing for her unique shape. Each piece is a well-crafted crowd-pleaser for weddings, proms, birthday events, baby showers, christenings, vacations, and red-carpet events. We give our clients a luxury experience at a moderate cost. The production of a high-end garment is extreme, all by herself, Arlene has sketched, cut, and sewn over 20,000 pieces.
Arlene Sutherland is known for delicate handcrafted pieces of high quality, originality, and a genuine feminine fit. Arlene Sutherlands’s personal dramatic style is anything but ordinary, inspired by music, vibrant colors, bold patterns, and abstract designs. Every garment starts in her mind and is translated to the runway, one sketch at a time.
Arlene Sutherland is dedicated to inspiring women to walk in their power and full potential confidently. We are committed to introducing women to a world of luxury that is far beyond the mere ideas of comfort and extravagance.
Relocating from Rochester NY to Manhattan NY the fashion capital of the world is timely to rebrand and launch while remaining consistent with current trends. We currently operate from a makeshift showroom in our apartment.
For the first time, Arlene has a team of business professionals including business and financial advisors and pro bono lawyers working with her to ensure a solid foundation. Keeping the core principles that encourage, motivates women to embrace their curves and sizes one design at a time.
She also has used some of the resources focused on helping immigrant and minority women owned businesses in NY, including grants and counseling services. They, along with Arlene’s advisors and team, helped her grow her business in New York. Find details on free business grants for women owned businesses in New York.
I am the founder and lead designer of my self-titled fashion label. Single-handedly designed and sewn a few thousand custom pieces, each infused with a Caribbean flair. As a fourth-generation seamstress hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, one could say that sewing was woven into the very fabric of my life from an early age. After migrating to the United States at the age of 17, a friend gave me her first sewing machine- a used singer tabletop machine- and as they say, “the rest was history.” My passion is driven by my childhood traumas and fuel by my kids, from hungry nights, no shoes, sometimes no water in Jamaica to the mean streets of New York City,