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 a work space for constructing garments.
In addition to her bridal collection, Ali teaches classes at Buffalo State College in the Fashion Department and has co-founded an indie bridal organization called Buffalo Indie Weddings. The organization connects the creative, engaged couples of WNY to the best and most unique wedding vendors through hip bridal shows and an annual publication, With Love magazine.
Ali has traveled to participate in bridal events in Philadelphia and New York, and has been featured in a major motion picture filmed in Buffalo, New York. Her work has been revered on national blogs such as Ruffled Blog, Magnolia Rouge (01/2105), Way Out Weddings, and Off-Beat Bride. She has won several local awards, including Artvoice Best of Buffalo’s Best Fashion Designer in 2014, and sits on the panel of advisors for the Fashion Department at Buffalo State.
Joy is originally from Corning, NY, and came to Buffalo. She learned to sew at a young age from her mother and comes from a long line of tailors. Deciding to take time away from her full time job in energy to be a mother, she began sewing as a hobby at home for herself, children and close friends. Quickly realizing her love of the craft, her skills and techniques have developed rapidly over the past eight years working at her own home based business. She focused on alterations, as well as formal dresses for children. Working on such small scale garments has helped her develop a keen eye for detail, which helps greatly in the custom bridal world. She began working with anatomy in the summer of 2015, and is the company’s lead tailor.