ALITY Designs, a luxury clothing brand founded by Ality Richardson, gives voice to an issue that plagues much of the fashion industry: the gender binary. Many fashion designers and brands are making an effort to remedy this fractured system and represent the spectrum of gender in a more inclusive, realistic way and the newest fashion brand on this block is ALITY Designs. What is the story behind it? After overseeing the successful acquisition of her three-generation family-owned business and participating in the subsequent IPO under her leadership as CEO of the West Coast Hospitality Vertical, Ality Richardson was ready for something more creative.
The award-winning CEO under 40 had always aspired to create a space where anyone can find their voice and her newly- launched fashion brand calls upon everyone to adorn their bodies as they see fit. Her website describes it beautifully, “Saturated by choice but left with little that felt right, Ality Richardson, founder and namesake, created the in between. Labels shouted boy or girl, woman or man. Ality shouted, me!”
‘Layers’, the debut collection, has launched with nine understated luxury pieces including tees, joggers, hoodie and their signature pieces ‘My Dad’s Jacket’ and ‘Lifebound Vest’. Partnering with a boutique design house in Los Angeles, each piece is crafted keeping in mind style, luxury and the perfect fit. Ranging from $95 – $395, the fashion brand is self-assured with quality fabrics and impeccable craftsmanship. Joining Richardson as Creative Director is photographer and creative Damien Noble Andrews acclaimed for his work for iconic fashion brands Oakley, Red Bull and Adidas. Through Ality’s executive leadership and Damien’s artistic expression, ALITY Designs is unafraid to push boundaries.
I worked with Condenast India as Digital Editor and launched Vogue India’s portal. Four years later, I turned entrepreneur and launched my luxury portal www.explosivefashion.in. Perhaps it’s my vision and exclusive content that’s placed Explosive Fashion at the forefront of luxury: reporting from fashion weeks, collaborating with luxury brands, presenting royal families’ vision, championing talent, reviewing hotels and restaurants, writing on travel, heritage. My editorial is of a storyteller, the story of the person behind the brand.