LIE SANG BONG
Veteran designer Lie Sang Bong has been injecting the avant-garde into the bloodstream of Korean fashion since the '80s. Now his son, Lee Chung Chung—a Central Saint Martins alum—takes the reins in his own offshoot, LIE. Having made its debut in 2013...
LONDON FASHION WEEK
SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGNERS
Universal Assembly Unit at London Fashion Week
The spotlight is on South Africa this week, as Design Indaba is set to start. But it’s not just in its homeland that South African design is on display; in London, the country was one of 29 taking part in the International Fashion Showcase during...
Interview: Knitwear Designer Kim Haller
When you enter knitwear designer Kim Haller’s Brooklyn studio, you are also entering her home. A career consultant for international luxury brands like Calvin Klein and Derek Lam, Haller transformed the ground floor of her charming townhouse into...
Warby Parker Basso Collection
Building on their reputation for pushing boundaries in the eyewear game, NYC-based Warby Parker launches a new line that employs a production technique previously unused in the space. The Basso Collection is named for the Italian sculpting technique...
BEHIND THE SCENES
Behind the Scenes with Stowaway Cosmetics
When NYC-based Stowaway Cosmetics launched last week, it was clear that founders Chelsa Crowley and Julie Fredrickson hit the nail on the head when designing their pocket-sized, essentialist makeup line. Barely a week into production, Stowaway has...
Cool Hunting Video: Sri Threads
NYC's five boroughs are full of hidden treasures. From bars concealed by phone booths to unbelievable dim sum, it is nearly impossible to chart all the magic the city creates. We recently spent some time with Stephen Szczepanek, owner of Sri Threads...
Interview: Paul O'Neill of Levi's Vintage Clothing
As the originator of the classic American blue jean, Levi's is a brand built on quality and function with a steady vision of the past, present and future of apparel. Though our sights are most often focused forward, towards the latest in innovation...
DIY Tips with Adina Grigore's Skin Cleanse Book
Demystifying skincare is often overwhelming, frustrating and expensive—with new miracle formulas and elixirs constantly being added to the inifinite list of "must-haves." And considering that most of these proclaimed panaceas don't even contain the...
MADE IN NY
Interview: Jessica Lapidos of TILLYandWILLIAM
The fashion industry seems inherently designed to form addiction; as soon as you perfect your wardrobe to suit the demands of a particular season's style, a new era is ushered in. It's a vicious cycle that is costly to people and the environment...
Poppy Lissiman + Hattie Stewart Collaboration Clutches
Perth-based Poppy Lissiman has been making her clientele happy for some time with her super-bold and bright clutch creations. Relying heavily on striking motifs—eyeballs, dollar signs, lips and love-hearts—and plenty of metallics and sparkles, Lissiman...
MADE IN NYC
Pivotte Performance-Wear for Women on the Go
Lines for stylish, attractive and utilitarian men’s lifestyle-to-gym wear are becoming increasingly common. But for women, the selection is much skimpier, especially if you are looking for versatile pieces that are not overtly sporty. Evelyn Frison...
MADE IN AMERICA
MADE TO LAST
The Quarter Century Pant
Few things are more frustrating than finding that perfect pair of pants, only to have them shrink, rip or fray within months of first putting them on. Californian company RPMWEST has decided to take action; with the idea of rugged, long-lasting American...
VALENTINES DAY 2015
Touchable From Top to Toe for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is an invitation to touch somebody you care about—whether metaphorically or literally. No matter how the day is spent, celebrating it with flowers, cocktails, love notes or something more unconventional—the end game for many is about...
RE/DUN: Vintage Jeans With a Modern Fit
The biggest problem with shopping for vintage jeans is that tailoring is usually a requirement, further extending the initial commitment of both time and money. Uniting storied denim with a contemporary silhouette is LA's new womenswear brand RE...
Muston & Co. Italian Fabric Belts
It often seems like there is little room for men to reflect their personality in dress attire. Dress shirts stay primarily the same. Suits vary by cut and color, but straying too far from the norm can timestamp an outfit in a way that may lead to...
Supermood: Holistic Skincare from Finland
The newest natural-focused skincare line on our radar is currently only sold only in Finland and Sweden, but that didn't stop us from digging deeper into Helsinki-based Supermood and getting a hold of a few products to test. With some meant to be...
MADE IN ITALY
Movement-Minded Suiting by Huez*
For all the sartorial advancements in bike commuting apparel, producing a suit that can truly crossover from the bike lane to the boardroom has eluded most designers. Where a taped-seam, zippered pocket or smattering of visible reflectivity (however...
Roots' Customizable Varsity Jackets
For over 40 years, family-owned Canadian apparel and accessories brand Roots has produced top quality, hand-crafted apparel and accessories with comfort in mind. Now, they're letting customers voice their own aesthetic choices with a customizable...
The Denim Dudes Guide to the World's Best Jeans
Amy Leverton’s passion for denim has seen her journey across the globe to find the latest, oldest and most unique denim looks around, be they vintage wonders or the very newest threads from Japan. Her upcoming book, "Denim Dudes" showcases a number...
Design Ingenuity from New Zealand: Alchemy Equipment
The concept of alchemy likely conjures images of robe-wearing bearded outcasts toiling away in a cluttered workshop over illuminati-esque texts as they attempt (fruitlessly) to transfigure the everyday into the extraordinary. Building on the alchemic...
Clarks 65th Anniversary Desert Boots
by Caroline Kinneberg Clarks’ original Desert Boots have been appropriated throughout history by a surprisingly diverse range of subcultures. A member of the Clarks family first designed them in 1950, inspired by a pair of boots spotted at a bazaar...
Tailfeather Leather Goods
Drawing inspiration from Australia's storied landscape, Tailfeather was founded in 2010 by a husband and wife team with the simple goal of creating timeless, well-crafted leather goods. With their recent workshop move from Tallarook to the Bellarine...
Vrai & Oro Fine Jewelry
A timeless piece of jewelry not only stands on its own, but also effortlessly complements all other accessories as they fall in and out of fashion. This is exactly what Vanessa Stofenmacher and Chelsea Nicholson had in mind when they started Vrai...
CH Picks: Timeless NFL Apparel
From capital F fashion houses to emerging streetwear brands, we've seen sport-inspired imagery enter the world of men's style across all levels in the past few seasons. Whether it's high-end mesh jerseys, handmade leather footballs or iconic high...