NYFW | STEVEN ALAN A/W 2012

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Part of a series of posts originally published on wearethemarket.com Steven Alan kicked off NYFW with a dynamic and well received presentation.  The designer revealed earlier that his inspiration was Mexico in the 40’s, an influence that came through in plenty of bold textures, highly pigmented reds, shadowy grays, and blanket patterns. In true Steven Alan style, the women’s … Continue reading

Q & A | 18Waits F/W 2012

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Part of a series of posts originally published on wearethemarket.com Daniel Torjman and William McCullough are the co-founders behind the craftmanship focused Canadian label, 18 Waits.  Canadian they may be, but don’t go putting them in the lumberjack category – Daniel and William bring a refined and detailed sensibility to traditional fabrics and tailored designs.  I … Continue reading

NYFW | SHADES OF GREY BY MICAH COHEN

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Part of a series of posts originally published on wearethemarket.com It’s not every day that Richard Haines, Bruce Pask, Nick Wooster and Jared Flint all attend a designer’s first Fashion Week presentation,  but that’s exactly what happened yesterday at the successful showing for Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen.  For this introductory presentation, Cohen put together … Continue reading

NYFW: 5 REASONS TO WATCH TODD SNYDER

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Part of a series of posts originally published on wearethemarket.com After playing a crucial role in the revitalization of J. Crew, designer Todd Snyder moved on to create his eponymous label in 2008.  Snyder has quickly developed his brand into a powerhouse, as evidenced by his most recent collection that he debuted last night.  Titled “An … Continue reading

FIRST LOOK | BARQUE A/W 2012

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Part of a series of posts originally published on wearethemarket.com While making the rounds at (capsule) New York this new brand caught my eye. BARQUE, (pronounced ‘bark’), was founded in 2010 by creative director, Gilbert Chen. After years of working and studying menswear and fashion, Chen created BARQUE with the vision to create a line … Continue reading

Q & A WITH han. FOUNDER & DESIGNER, KIMM MOOYEON

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Part of a series of posts originally published on wearethemarket.com If you speak with han. founder and designer Kimm Mooyeon, you’ll walk away knowing han. is a brand that was founded with meaning. The Los Angeles (via Seoul, South Korea) based label was started in 2009 by Kimm herself, who in her own words believes “beautiful … Continue reading

Stockholm Fashion Week: Oscar Jacobson A/W 2012

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Part of a series of posts originally published on wearethemarket.com Oscar Jacobson was founded in 1903 in Borås, Sweden and has grown into a company that stands to “challenge the trend anxious establishment”.  This season they’ve lived up to their promise: amidst the predominantely avant-garde shows at Stockholm Fashion Week, Jacobson stood out with a no-frills, tailored, … Continue reading

Q & A | ONIA RESORT & SUMMER ’12

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Part of a series of posts originally published on wearethemarket.com Even though it’s been a relatively warm summer in NYC, we’re still feeling the cold. That’s why I took a moment when seeing these images from Onia‘s latest collection. This New York City based brand was started in 2009 by Steven Alan veteran, Carl Cunow. As … Continue reading

A/W 2012 PREVIEW | INDIVIDUALIZED SHIRTS

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Part of a series of posts originally published on wearethemarket.com Individualized Shirts is based in Perth Amboy, NJ, USA and has been producing quintessential American shirting since 1961. In a sea of imitators, Individualized remains a truly American heritage brand, striving to remain true to the designs and techniques of the 1960’s. Today they remain as relevant as … Continue reading

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