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Amy Hope is an idea, a state of mind reflected in a lifestyle.

Amy Hope Designs + The Ring, The Cape & The Corset | A BeSpoke Collection

 

 

Amy Hope Designs

I created Amy Hope out of a desire to feel confident and cool every single day. To go from mat to meeting, fluff my hair, add paint and earrings, then go from cocktail to fundraiser and dinner; feeling as sexy and comfortable as I was in my clothing choice at 7am when I threw it on in the first place.

A core system of contemporary and timeless pieces that are easy to wear, pack and care for. Who doesn’t need a Magic Upside Down Dress? The pieces are limited editions and often one of a kind, made from fabrics that call to me; fabrics that I choose for you.

 

FALL/WINTER 2017 - THE COLLECTION

PARTY DRESSES

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Fall/Winter 2017

PARTY DRESSES - THE HOPE TUNIC DRESS - with pockets in Gold Lame. So Divine!

Available NOW!

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Fall/Winter 2017

PARTY DRESSES - THE HOPE TUNIC - Sleeveless in Ivory and Ruby Silk Dupioni.

Available NOW!

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Fall/Winter 2017

 

THE HOPE TUNIC DRESS - in Gold Lame, tiniest Black & White Check in Silk. The HOPE SHIRT - in Gold Lame.

Available NOW!


 
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Fall/Winter 2017

A BESPOKE COLLECTION DESIGN- Superfly denim jacket and wrap skirt with Yak fur trim.

Available NOW! One-of-a-kind.

 

 
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Fall/Winter 2017

THE BALI SHIRT - Let it loose, wrap it front or back and of course, upside-down. Black Chiffon with White Daisies, Pink Striped Swiss Cotton.

Available NOW! (Limited Edition)

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Fall/Winter 2017

THE SOLANGE VEST - Black Stretch Velvet , also available in Silk Knit.

Available NOW!

 

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Fall/Winter 2017

THE MAGIC UPSIDE-DOWN DRESS - It's a dress, it's a top in Turquoise, Orang, Black in Silk Knit.

Available NOW!

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Fall/Winter 2017

THE SMOCK DRESS - Black and White Gingham Check,  with pocket in Cotton.

Available NOW!

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Fall/Winter 2017

 

THE BIBA COAT DRESS - Jacket length, One-of-a-Kind Boucle with midnight Silk Dupioni ties.

Available NOW!


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Fall/Winter 2017

THE ALINA COAT - Neoprene

Available NOW!

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Fall/Winter 2017

THE ALINA COAT - Neoprene

Available NOW!

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Fall/Winter 2017

 

THE GIGi BOLERO - Neoprene

Available NOW!


SUMMER 2017 - DESIGNS STILL AVAILABLE |  HURRY GOING QUICKLY!


 
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Summer 2017

THE HOPE SHIRT - 3 Colors, Black & White Check, Black and White Plaid, Ivory, in Silk Dupioni.

Hurry 4 LEFT!

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Summer 2017

THE HOPE TEESHIRT - Sleeveless, 4 Colors, Black & White Stripe, Check, Plaid, Ivory, in Silk Dupioni.

Hurry 4 LEFT!

 

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Summer 2017

THE HOPE TUNIC - sleeveless, in Rayon Cotton.

Available NOW!

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Summer 2017

 

THE BIBA DRESS -  in Rayon Cotton

Available NOW!

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Summer 2017

THE HOPE TEESHIRT midsleeve, in Silk Dupioni.

Available NOW!


 

Amy Hope is my antidote to fast fashion and to the feeling that we are all entitled to express our individuality in what we wear and the empowerment that comes from feeling connected to self.

 
 
Every minute of my work is inspiring. Watching women walk with confidence is my mission. I’m graced to share Amy Hope Designs with you.
 

 
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NYC Launch

Ready for our NYC Launch 11/16-11/19 was a fabulous success. Stay tuned for upcoming trunk shows and events.

 

 

NYC Launch Looks

 

The Ring, The Cape & The Corset | A BeSpoke Collection

Reimagining heirlooms passed on and purchased

 
There is joy in the evocative power of things. I love helping people connect to that joy by seeing themselves and their loved ones wearing, and living with things that have meaning.
 

Send me a photo of your favorite piece and lets talk! 

 
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A BeSpoke Collection Design

This Empress Coat was a gift from a friend. Re-imagined with a magenta peau de soie lining and black fox cuffs, repurposed from another garment.

 

The Ring, The Cape & The Corset | A BeSpoke Collection | Inspiration Stories


 
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The Ring

He snapped the platinum setting to remove the stone and I burst into tears. I don’t know who was more surprised, him or me.

I loved My Nonnie and Poppa. She knew the first time she saw my Poppa, that he was going to be her husband. So what he was there to take her cousin out on a date. When he presented the ring to her father, he was quite surprised to hear she was only 16, he had never asked her age!

She waited to wear that ring and so did I. But it was her ring. And I wanted it to be hers and mine. I was clear on the design from the beginning but that sound of metal cutting metal, cut something in me, and in that cutting was a loss and a release at the same time. A leaving behind and a new beginning.

Its perfect. I love the way I feel when I wear it. I love looking at it on its altar. They are with me, the story, the passion and the connection to history, to my history, and the making of history at the same time.

 
 
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The Cape

Oh, she just loved capes. Marvelous things capes. Easy on, easy off, secret pockets and a place to hide from the cold or snuggle up under for a snooze. I loved her in her mink cape. The softness of the fur on my face and the scent of her perfume, Bal a Versailles filling my head.

I longed to feel her with me, to be wrapped safely in her arms. I cried and cried and slept in that cape for days until I heard her voice loud and clear…”don’t cry for me when I’m gone. Stop crying or you will be puffy for two days.” I crawled out of bed and put it on over my nightie. I looked like Darth Vader in a 'What Becomes A Legend Most', Blackglama ad.

Now it’s short and lined in Schiaparelli pink. The secret pocket on the inside bears her monogram and there are fingerless gloves and leg warmers and a stole!

When I wear these things, she is with me, her arms are around me and I am safe, I am invincible. I am connected, I am proud, I am loved and I am warm.

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The Corset

Want it. Need it. Have to have it. I’m fascinated by corsets and a hand-woven one to boot, made to measure struck a chord I forgot existed.

It was hardly a decision but a commandment that I take to the closet and pull out those teeny tiny leather pants I had saved in textures of black, remnants of my rocker self that I wasn’t willing to let go of.

Shredding those fibers was liberating, validating and exhilarating. Tying the shreds into yarn was like giving a new life to an old part of myself that still sparkled. The waiting for the weaving, fusing, boning and lining in the most magenta peau de soie seemed interminable.

It’s still all about sex, drugs and rock and roll. Maxes and Area, The Mudd Club and Club A. Its me, Its mine and, of course, goes with everything.