Buffalo native Ali Eagen graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2007 and landed a job designing sweaters for Abercrombie & Fitch. She moved to Columbus, Ohio to begin a promising career doing what she had always wanted to do, but before long, designing for someone else just wasn’t good enough. Ali’s dream was becoming something bigger: her own brand, and her own store.
She opened the doors to anatomy late October, 2010 in hometown Buffalo, New York and after 16 months of designing and overseeing all aspects of the brand, including the two collections as well as hand selecting various local talent to showcase in anatomy, she relocated into a showroom inside of the Hotel at the Lafayette. Currently the showroom houses the made-to-measure collection and other local accessories, as well as the work space for constructing the garments.
an·at·o·my \ə'na-tə-mē\ noun 1. the art of separating the parts of an organism in order to ascertain their position, relations, structure, and function. 2. structural makeup especially of an organism or any of its parts.
Anatomy is so much more than stylish clothing and accessories. It is a place where women explore and cultivate a unique sense of self through what they wear. Discovering one's personal style through a made to fit process encourages individuality.
One-of-a-kind treatment and quality are at the core of the anatomy brand. The clothing and accessories in the showroom are exclusive, hand-crafted, and on the cutting edge of style. The showroom is a hub of creative energy, where clients come to meet in an inspired and inventive environment getting to know one another and themselves.
The city of Buffalo is a close-knit community with a demonstrated love for local flair. Anatomy capitalized on the strength of Buffalo’s locally-minded culture both by participating in and sponsoring community events that embrace the vibrancy of the arts in the city.
Anatomy is committed to an enterprise that is environmentally and socially conscious. Providing goods that leave more virgin resources in the ground than typical products has benefits shared by anatomy and the community alike. Focusing on a hyper-quality conscious way of constructing clothing for one person versus mass production, and striving to utilize any raw materials left over for a new use are ways in which anatomy practices sustainable habits day to day.