Nina Zilka

I’m driven by the desire to surround myself with creative, exciting people who are creating their ideal lives, regardless of convention.

As the owner and designer for the casual luxury brand Alder New York, smart design, comfortable, practical materials, and local skilled craftsmanship define my products. This ethos extends from Alder New York’s menswear to our line of apothecary goods, sold at high end retailers around the globe such as Fellow Barber, Malin + Goetz, and Lou & Grey.

As a fellow entrepreneur and venture fellow alumni, I feel a deep connection to everyone at the BF+DA who are forging their own paths to create their ideal jobs and ideal products. As the Bookkeeper at the BF+DA, my job is to make sure everything is running smoothly and all the little details of our big plans are being put into action.