A New York-based designer, Sydney Umberto is a graduate from Parsons, The New School of Design, with a BFA in fashion design.
Her design philosophy is very much inspired by her emotions. Specializing in women's ready-to-wear, Sydney's designs are minimal, focusing on informal daywear, although some pieces will satisfy some formal aspects of a woman's life. She focuses on fine fabric and juxtaposing the perfect fit with relaxed, oversized silhouettes, using a calm colour scheme.
Her most recent collection, titled “Faded Memories,” Sydney was heavily inspired by her childhood memories. Suffering from attachment anxiety at a very young age, she uses the things that once comforted her as her main inspiration for the collection. For Sydney, memories represent a calmness, a time where one can look back and see how instrumental moments in their lives were. This is the sort of nostalgic reflection that Sydney focuses on in her collections.