Marrisa Wilson NY was founded in 2016 by Marrisa Wilson - first generation Guyanese American born and raised in New Jersey. Wilson majored in Fashion Design with double minors in Fashion Merchandising and Product Development, receiving her BFA in May of 2015. In fall 2013, Wilson spent a semester abroad in Paris, honing her skills at both the Mod'Spe International School of Merchandising and Paris College of Art. As a two time Fashion Scholarship Fund Winner, Wilson has had an impressive resume with names such as J. Mendel, Oscar de la Renta, rag & bone, and Calvin Klein.
Wilson set out to create a brand that celebrates the multifaceted aspects of a woman's personality. Produced in the Garment District of NYC, MWNY is characterized by cool, relaxed styling blended with bold and funky textiles and print artwork developed in house. Soulful sounds, vibrant artwork and installations, and eclectic interior spaces heavily influence the MWNY ethos.