Interview: Robert Kirkbride on Design, Part I

“We’re endlessly fascinated, and endlessly bored.” —Robert Kirkbride

Robert Kirkbride, the director of studio ‘patafisico and the Associate Dean of Parsons School of Constructed Environments, specializes primarily in architecture and product design. But his thoughtful and steadfast commitment to …

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Featured Designer: Joseph Singh

“I think you can take something so harsh, something so ugly, and turn it into something beautiful.” —Joseph Singh

I started off in pre-med,” said Joseph Singh, an emerging designer who was born and raised in San Francisco, then attended …

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Interview: Anette Cantagallo of LÆNE SCANDINAVIA

Scandinavian design team Heidi Helavirta and Anette Cantagallo are co-founders to the recently launched lifestyle brand LÆNE (pronounced Ly-nuh), an ambitious project intended to combine hi-tech, innovative textiles with a comprehensive sustainability plan. The result is a modest seven-piece …

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Nolcha Runway Review: L. Catherine London

“For me, fashion is a passion for truly exceptional and exclusive fabrics,” said Catherine Lecka, the designer behind the brand L. Catherine London. That much was immediately clear from the beautiful prints interspersed with fur, wool and leather elements. The …

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Nolcha Runway Review: Christina Yi

There were a few oddities in this small collection from Christina Yi (see slides 6, 7 and 9) that just plain didn’t work—and I’m still not entirely sure where to place slide no. 8—but the show had a very strong …

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Nolcha Runway Review: Nina Athanasiou

I regret to report that I was extremely disappointed with Nina Athanasiou this time around. Her previous collection wasn’t a home run, but it was an encouraging start and a promising aesthetic for the Bavarian designer. I was expecting (and …

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Nolcha Runway Review: Dany Tabet

Before Dany Tabet sent his first look down the runway, he came out to personally address the audience. The speech could have easily been taken for a heartstrings-pulling publicity stunt, but even so, the Lebanese designer’s delivery felt authentic and …

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Nolcha Runway Review: Christian Benner Custom

There are a few ways to look at this collection, but either way, the reaction likely depends on whether you’re part of the audience that digs contemporary punkwear or not. Designer Christian Benner’s background is split between a Victoria’s Secret …

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