Bio

Some may say she’s an old soul, for as long as she can remember, Stephanie Paterek has been obsessed with living in a different era. Her passion for fashion and art has always been influenced by her love of the 1950’s to the gritty punk rock underground of the 70’s /80’s and that is evident in all things she creates.
In early 2009, Paterek developed her own clothing line, NYC Sex Trash. The vision for her line came from a few years in the fashion industry serving as a designer, stylist and artist living and working in the most inspirational place in the world, NYC . Each NYC Sex Trash piece is custom made and hand embellished to mold to and enhance the curves of a woman’s body. Her rock n’ roll style fuses with vintage lingerie, melding together to create one-of-a-kind works of art.
NYC Sex Trash got its big runway debut at famed designer and stylist, Patricia Field’s yacht party in June 2009. After that Paterek had support from world famous rock and roll clothing store Trash and Vaudeville to begin her line launch. It didn’t take long for other high profile figures to notice Paterek’s unique designs as well. Most recently NYC Sex Trash has been worn by world famous pop star Lady Gaga. In March 2011’s “Born this Way” music video, Gaga wore Paterek’s chain lined panties in various scenes. In June 09′ Gaga wore a Paterek’s studded basque on the Today Show and has often been seen in public wearing a Sex Trash studded bustier. The collaboration with Gaga led Paterek to Paris in October of 2010 for the first ever Lady Gaga art show, “Lady Gaga a Gogo.” Since she’s been invited back to feature in the second installation of the show and was interviewed and featured in the first Gaga art book “The Secret book on Lady Gaga”
Paterek makes it a priority to get out of her design studio and keep her toe in all aspects of the fashion industry. She works personally with her friend/muse Taylor Momsen, actress and musician, as a stylist for her stage looks, editorial spreads and music videos. Momsen has been one of Paterek’s biggest fans and celebrity support of NYC Sex Trash and has worn over 10 pieces for 2 of her world tours with her band, The Pretty Reckless. Along with creating custom pieces for Bebe Rexha of the Black Cards, Pete Wentzs’ new side project. Megan Massacre: tattoo artist, pin up girl, and star of TLC’s hit show NY Ink,wore NYC Sex trash for the majority of season one. Paterek gets her rock n’ roll passion satisfied by styling music videos for bands such as Lady Gaga, The Gaslight Anthem, Dope and The Pretty Reckless. She also is the designer behind the cocktail waitresses outfits at one of Miami’s most successful nightclubs SET.

The NYC Sex Trash collection can be viewed online at stephaniepaterek.com or http://nycsextrash.blogspot.com/. NYC Sex Trash is sold exclusively in NYC, LA and Paris. The line is sold at The Cast in the Lower East Side NYC, Kat Von D’s Wonderland Gallery in Los Angeles, and a small line is sold at Mise en Cage in Paris. Sex Trash was also showcased in Nicola Formichetti’s Tribeca, Hong Kong and Bejing pop-up stores in 2012.

Paterek’s work has been featured in a variety of magazines including Vogue, Nylon, Filler, Zink, Revolver, Rolling Stone, cover of FHM magazine, Marie Claire, Glamour magazine, cover of INKED, GRIT, Faze, The Sunday Mirror, US Weekly, Hercules and Japan’s Vivi and Kera Magazine.
Also has been featured on online sites such as Perez Hilton’s Coco Perez, Fashion Indie, Refinery 29, High Snobette , Huffington Post, Gaga Fashionland and Taylor Momsen Source.