Fashion designer Aria Garcia, center, is flanked by models wearing her V.I. inspired “Joy” Collection, shown at New York Fashion Week.

New York-based designer and St. Croix native Aria Garcia recently unveiled “Joy,” the 2020 Spring/Summer Women’s Collection for AREGA during New York Fashion Week. Garcia, CEO and creative director of the brand, showcased the new collection at a private exhibition attended by 150 guests.

“This collection was inspired by and named after my sister Joy,” said Garcia at a press meet in Manhattan. “The garments uniquely personify the beauty and strength of our bond and upbringing on St. Croix. I created from inspiration filled with Joy and love.”