Athena Newton is an independent fashion designer, based in New York City.
Born and raised in Manhattan, New York, Athena's unconventional path began in Copenhagen where she continued her studies for one year before moving to Amsterdam for several years. It wasn’t until she moved to Antwerp, Belgium that she discovered her passion for contemporary fashion design. Working alongside prominent brands, she developed a penchant for a sophisticated, no-fuss aesthetic. Attracted to sun and surf, she then traveled to Perth, Western Australia where she worked alongside a prominent Australian designer.
Following her return to the United States, she felt the need to create sustainable, lasting garments for her own wardrobe. As a thirty-something professional, it was difficult for her to find simple, chic, versatile clothing that didn’t cost a fortune. Her distinct preference for clean lines and a no-fuss aesthetic prompted the creation of ATHENA NEWTON.
Since it’s inception, the designer has encouraged and advocated for the notion that you can own a few essential, timeless pieces without spending a fortune, whilst prioritizing sophistication in everyday wear.