Like an archaeologist, we have a passion for researching the stories that each period in apparel history has to tell. We study all facets a period and or garment has to offer; trims, finishes, washes, and construction details. All of these aspects are used to tell stories which wrap their wearers in the lineage from which they came. Below we share some of our research and the resulting garments.
Research and sketch development is how we organize our ideas. Below are some of the ideas we worked through for a Mount Everest and Sir Edmund Hillary inspired Parka. We also designed and developed some original trims based off Swiss army back-packs. Once a design is settled on, we use the computer to clearly draw all aspects and call-out construction details for the factories involved.
After all our designing and sourcing is done, we send everything to our production partners and they execute. Below is the outcome of the above research and design.
We were asked to put together some designs for John Varvatos' Star line. Inspired by Jack White's band, the Dead Weather and John Varvatos' roots in Detroit, we designed a rock and roll capsule. Below we share some of the designs, development sketches, and material swatch boards.
Inspired by music posters from the 70's and 80's we took the John Varvatos collection further and designed an assortment of graphic t-shirts.