Paige Mycoskie, founder and designer of Aviator Nation.
Aviator Nation is a new sportswear brand that captured our attention first at the Project Fashion Trade Show in the Fall of 2009. We loved the ’70′s retro vibe and return of soft T-shirt fabrics and sweats. Plus of course the engaging personality of its founder.
Created by vintage fabric connesuer, Paige Mycoskie, Aviator Nation has captured the attention of people interested in the retro faded soft, sporty T’s, hoodies, and styles of Venice, CA. A throwback to the ‘70’s with rainbow stripes, she’s somehow created a very modern approach with fresh styles and color patterns that are complimentary to the Venice scene—whether you live there or not.
Her boutique and studio (she’s a photographer also) on Abbott Kinney is a testament to the lifestyle of Aviator Nation, by not only serving as a store, but also hosting various parties and events, including being the location for the recent Tom Shoes “A Day Without Shoes” walk.
Paige is also a collector of vintage T’s and came into creating new ways to get that old-school soft fabric feel but with her modern surf collection in rainbow stripes, plus caps, hoodies, and sweat pants. She’s proven to be a unique fit in an era where peace power and hippy aesthetics are on the rise.
The results are that people with a certain sense of taste in quality and authenticity are flocking to her designs, including a big boost from an order from Fred Segal after her debut at Project in 2009.
Soft fabrics and rainbows are a part of the AN vibe.
Aviator Nation also includes apparel for men, as well as cool trucker hats, and other accessories.