Saint Holiday is a New York City based resort and loungewear brand. Launched in 2019, the young label makes elevated lifestyle pieces from unique fabrics and prints. Effortless style and quality are defining principles of their DNA.
The range includes caftans, sarongs, beach sets and cover-ups made from fabrics that are ethically sourced in Europe, Japan, and India. Each garment is cut and sewn at a boutique atelier in New York City’s Garment District.
The timeless Saint Holiday aesthetic blends classic resort style with the clean lines and crisp tailored details found in menswear and suiting. The result is a collection of stylish long-lasting pieces that are ideal for the modern traveler.
Co-founders Kate Lessa and Vijay Paintal both worked in the fashion industry for many years before dreaming up Saint Holiday. The vision for the brand began over a dinner with friends in West Village. Their shared love of design, travel and textiles was the inspiration at the start and continues to be.
Co-Founder and Creative Director Kate Lessa
I live on a cliff, at the beach in Bermuda. It's a new thing and it's beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a better source of inspiration for Saint Holiday. My fiancé and I moved here in 2022 after splitting time between the island and New York City for several years.
I created Saint Holiday from my love of travel and vacation style. It may sound crazy but I love packing. Setting the mood, pondering the destination and putting things together in a way that I may not in my regular life. I was an accessories designer for many years before Saint Holiday so I have a lot of fun curating the jewels, sunglasses and bags that are going with me. There is a bit of an art to it I suppose, I like to balance the practical with the impractical. I always start with pieces that I love and can be worn several different ways and then I layer on some fun items to keep it creative and inspired.
I approach the design process for Saint Holiday with the same mindset as I do packing for a trip. I think about the new season, where I will be going and what I will want to wear.