It’s tough to think of philanthropy and sleek, jet-black New York fashion as going hand-in-hand, but Marcella marries the two perfectly. The brand is the product of a love story between founders Siyana Huszar and Andy Huszar: Their love for each other, for sophisticated city style and for women and girls is what ultimately led them, after years of working corporate nine-to-five jobs, to launch their company.
Siyana comes from a line of female fashion designers. She grew up sowing with her grandmother, a designer in Bulgaria, and developed her own polished taste while living in New York City. That is also where she—after realizing she had limited space in her tiny closet inside her Manhattan apartment and couldn’t afford the designer labels she was seeing on Fifth Avenue—came up with the idea of Marcella.
“I really wanted to dress a woman like me: someone who