Category: Industry

Introducing: Shockoe Denim

Introducing: Shockoe Denim

Shockoe Denim is a family affair. Founder Anthony Lupesco started the company in Richmond, VA in 2012 to honor the craft of his father, Pierre. For over 40 years, Pierre Lupesco had established manufacturing operations for luxury menswear brands like Isaia and Belvest. So when Anthony approached him about making jeans, Pierre replied, “I only […]

Introducing: Doug Johnston

Introducing: Doug Johnston

Doug Johnston thinks at every scale. With an education in architecture and a body of work that spans installation, fiber, and performance art, sculpture, design, architecture, and music, the Brooklyn-based polymath creates multimedia pieces that could just as easily be set on a bookshelf as they could be lived in as a temporary sitting room. […]

Introducing: Grei NYC

Introducing: Grei NYC

GREI is a New York City accessories line that specializes in subtle and superlative—their products are the kind of quietly distinguished pieces every solid wardrobe should have more of. The brand has also become known for indigo hand dying, something that, like its all-NYC production, is a learn-by-doing balancing act that adds charm and depth to […]

Herd In Iceland

Herd In Iceland

As colder temperatures start to stick around, our attitudes shift to what winter comes to mean: hot cocoa, wool sweaters, bottomless slush puddles and piling logs in a fireplace. To the minds of many, a place that seems locked in eternal winter (and must really pile on the wool sweaters) is the country of Iceland. […]

Singles Day

Singles Day

One is the loneliest number, right? Well, not when you put a whole bunch of ones together for a party. Once a year, China—the most populous country on the planet—celebrates Singles Day, an occasion for honoring the independence and serendipity that comes along with going solo. The holiday falls on November 11th every year, and was first […]

Introducing: Merz b Schwanen

Introducing: Merz b Schwanen

Aside from Berlin’s grungy street style and rare icons like Birkenstock and Jil Sander (which moved to Italy years ago), Germany might be one of the last places that comes to mind when thinking of apparel. While the world knows that “Made in Germany” is a mark of superlative quality through names like Miele and Audi and […]

Introducing: Dress Up

Introducing: Dress Up

Dress up. It’s a simple imperative, but set against the striking creations of Melbourne-based designer Stephanie Downey, it becomes an call to action for fashion as a means of emotional expression. For 8 years now, the Australian brand has been making waves with season after season of restrained elegance. Combining subtle yet considered details with […]

Introducing: Andersen-Andersen

Introducing: Andersen-Andersen

The idea that we should try to stick to the old adage, ‘do one thing, do it well,’ seems to be in the ether quite a bit lately. What with nonexistent attention spans and pressure to be jacks-of-all-trades, it has become clear that some decluttering and pairing down might lead to an uptick in happiness. So it was […]

Photography: Paul Jung

Photography: Paul Jung

Paul Jung is consistency personified. His singular polished style spreads across his fashion photography, music video direction, and even his daily routine. Taking a spin through his work, it’s hard to miss. Sharp lines, minimalist textures, bold colors—Jung applies this kind of practiced and perfected nature to his everyday life. Based in New York, Jung […]

Asian Street Fashion

Asian Street Fashion

We tend to speak in sweeping statements about globalization. After all, the very concept is all-encompassing: it implies an everything, everywhere mass-homogenization. But despite the Golden Arches’ reach to every cranny of the planet, we’re still a ways off from true mass-homogenization. Nowhere is this more evident than in fashion, where regional and national differences in […]

P.A.M

P.A.M

If you like Metahaven and read Murakami, slick Melbourne label P.A.M (Perks and Mini, or really, whatever you want it to stand for) was made for you. We carried the line back in the day, and are very happy to welcome them back to the store. Their pieces are cerebral, textural and choc-full of unexpected details […]

Photography: Stella Berkofsky

Photography: Stella Berkofsky

Our new lookbooks for October, Foreign Exchange for women’s and North by North for men’s were shot in Richmond by London turned L.A. photographer Stella Berkofsky. We love her earnest, intimate style with its judicious use of light—helped along, no doubt, by her steadfast use of analogue film. After the images came back from the lab, we had a quick chat […]

Introducing: Ahlem

Introducing: Ahlem

It goes without saying that we’re fans of everything in our store. But every so often, we come across a new label with some X factor that makes us weak in the knees. Ahlem’s got it in spades, thanks to stunning product and the moxie of its founder, Ahlem Manai-Platt. Ahlem is a gregarious and lovely française who’s […]

The Combat Boot

The Combat Boot

Change was a-brewing in 1960s England, as the country lurched out of its postwar industrial roar into an uncertain modernity of information and ideas. Social tensions in cities rose as the country at large grappled with immigration, integration, slow growth and a post-imperial identity crisis in equal measures. It was today’s design and financial powerhouse in […]

Introducing: John Elliott + Co

Introducing: John Elliott + Co

No hyperbole: John Elliott + Co.’s basics are stop-you-in-your-tracks excellent. They evince an off-the-charts level of attention to detail, and it is clear they are the products of a labor of love. Pick up a John Elliott sweatshirt and pore over its seams, its hidden pockets and the plain goodness of its construction. They’re made in […]

Wood Wood: Heroes

Wood Wood: Heroes

David Niven and Gregory Peck’s 1961 war film, Guns of Navarone, provided the unlikely inspiration for Wood Wood’s A/W 2014 collection. Its archetypal heroes, dressed in functional fabrics and kitted up with utilitarian tools get down to business in Greece, and what transpires is still sometimes called ‘the greatest adventure ever filmed.’ According to Wood Wood, […]

Tartan Truce

Tartan Truce

Few patterns carry as much weight as the illustrious old tartan. Synonymous with the Gaelic culture of Scotland, it has over time come to symbolise many facets of that nation, from its stark, harsh setting, to its regional divisions, its music, and even acts as a sort of shorthand for its national identity. Tartan-wrapped bagpipes […]

Washed Denim

Washed Denim

Denim. The ubiquitous staple, originally a favorite of the working-man, was launched into proliferation by the American post-war baby boom. As models for textile creation shifted, the small-scale (slower) shuttle looms that crafted the beautiful imprecision of classic selvedge denim were pawned off to a recovering Japan. Faster, mass-market projectile looms gained favor amongst American […]

Staff Picks: Ryan

Staff Picks: Ryan

Need Supply Co. Men’s Buyer, Ryan Towns, helps keep us looking sharp. He spends a good amount of time on trains and planes travelling to shows and fairs in search of new brands, ideas and unexpected trends. He certainly knows his stitches from his knits, but is most importantly a master of the edit, wading […]

Interview: Jonathan Schoonover

Interview: Jonathan Schoonover

For being relatively young, NYC-based photographer Jonathan Schoonover has a signature style in hand. Currently pursuing his MFA in Photography at the School of Visual Arts, he also spends his time shooting still life, portraits, and dodging blood spray while shooting amateur wrestling matches for an ongoing project. The latter is actually a family affair–he has been shooting indie […]

Introducing: Fanmail

Introducing: Fanmail

Long gone are the days that sustainable style meant either crunchy burlap or shrewd rummaging through charity shop discount bins. The convergence of demand for lower-impact apparel and modern textile technology has meant that better synthetics and conscientiously-sourced organics have made real marketplace progress over the past few seasons. Still, the spectre of hollow greenwashing […]

Interview: Geordie Wood

Interview: Geordie Wood

For those in creative pursuits, it can be either a dream or nightmare to balance personal work with more professional, stable employment. Geordie Wood, Photo Director at The FADER, manages to gracefully hold onto both. For the uninitiated, The FADER is an NYC-based music publication that also focuses on art, culture, and style. As Photo Director, Wood has […]

Interview: Ike Edeani

Interview: Ike Edeani

Capturing the essence of a person in a portrait can be a huge challenge for some photographers, but for the Nigerian-born and now San Francisco-based Ike Edeani, it’s his forte. Ike (pronounced I.K.) is a former architect-turned-photographer. He’s yet another example that a person’s “career” is really just a fluid, ever-changing journey. Edeani’s journey brought […]

Introducing: Mociun

Introducing: Mociun

With a background in textiles and a penchant for Bauhaus-inspired design principles, Caitlin Mociun’s line of accessories is informed by an ahistorical use of textile and pattern traditions. She explores new technologies in order to create environmentally healthy products, too. We talked to Ms. Mociun about how she got into handmade jewelry and what’s next on her […]

Dispatches from New York: Dossier Outpost

Dispatches from New York: Dossier Outpost

Our friend and Brooklyn beauty Ali Breslin took a break from freelance styling, modeling, and managing wholesale for In God We Trust to check out Dossier Outpost this past week. This is her take. The Dossier Outpost is kind of the greatest thing I’ve been to in a while. The small, but beautifully curated spaces […]

Interview: Justin Chung

Interview: Justin Chung

NYC-based photographer Justin Chung is a master of natural light. It’s by far his favorite to use in photos, whether he’s shooting in natural settings or mimicking it in the studio. Originally from San Francisco, Chung believes it’s his upbringing there in the City by the Bay that taught him to love the soft, overcast […]

Sight Unseen OFFSITE

Sight Unseen OFFSITE

With a background in design editorial, Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov launched much-loved art and design site Sight Unseen in 2009 with the intent of giving us peeks behind the curtains of artists and creatives alike. In 2010, they launched Noho Design District, a showcase for cutting-edge design which helped launch emerging talent like Fort […]

Interview: David Kitz

Interview: David Kitz

Artist and photographer David Kitz uses texture in such a distinct way that it practically jumps off the page, begging you to touch it. His recently published zine, SIDELINES, combines a candy colored palette with tactile images from his day to day life.  He took a break from traveling Europe with his band to chat […]

Meet the Maker: Mark McNairy

Meet the Maker: Mark McNairy

Mark McNairy is an American menswear designer born and bred in North Carolina who first fell in love with menswear while thrifting in his southern hometown. Inspired by classic suiting and Brooks Brothers, McNairy launched his eponymous line in 2008 with a collection of classic men’s shoes handcrafted in Northamptonshire, UK. His line, Mark McNairy […]

Introducing: Sun Buddies

Introducing: Sun Buddies

Sun Buddies is a new sunglasses line from the masterminds behind the Swedish-based fashion label and retail store Très Bien. Brothers Simon and Hannes Hogeman created the vintage-inspired and handmade frames in homage to classic 1960’s cinema. We talked to them about the staying power of Prada, Swedish sunshine, and what’s next for their line. […]

Travel: Escape from Coachella

Travel: Escape from Coachella

Our friend Hillary Taymour is the mastermind behind Collina Strada, constant traveler, and consummate cool girl. She went to Coachella this year for her 8th (!) time and took a quick escape from the madness to some of the most ethereal and mystical parts of California. For all of you brave souls out there heading to […]

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

We recently hosted our 13th Meet the Maker event in our Richmond, VA store with Los Angeles-based handbag designer Clare Vivier.  In commemoration, we went behind the scenes in her bustling Silver Lake studio and discussed her connections to France and the beginnings of her brand. We enjoyed a Parisian-inspired playlist, custom cocktails by our friends […]

Introducing: Haerfest

Introducing: Haerfest

Haerfest (pronounced harvest) is a New York-based bag company created by brothers Daniel and Tim Joo.  Not satisfied with the overly detailed and sporty backpacks on the market, they gave it an elevated redesign and created day bags that seamlessly transition into night with ease. We talked to Daniel and Tim about sibling collaboration and […]

Interview: Fleabags

Interview: Fleabags

Our favorite overnight bags, Fleabags strives to create products that are as green as possible while maintaining high quality and covetable design. Shira Entis, a fashion designer and lover of all things tiny and over-sized, and Alex Bell, a lawyer and seeker of adventures, have been fleamarket addicts since they met at Brown University. Frustrated by […]

Interview: LAND

Interview: LAND

Land is an Austin-based design studio owned by Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes. We talked to the guys about living and working in the Lone Star State, the ancient symbolism that influences their work, and what they have in the works. Tell us a little bit about yourselves and your backgrounds. How did you […]

Introducing: Dana Lee

Introducing: Dana Lee

Canadian-born designer Dana Lee launched her ultra-wearable eponymous menswear label in 2009. Season after season she has created effortlessly cool collections rooted in simplicity, a sense of ease, and an informed and inspired color palette. We talked to Dana about her start in menswear, who she envisions as her customer, and the idosyncratic inspirations for her current […]

Introducing: Building Block

Introducing: Building Block

Los Angeles-based sisters Kimberly and Nancy Wu  founded multi-media design project Building Block in 2011 with the intent of returning to square one. Their pared down approach to design somehow melds utilitarianism and an unconventional take on luxury, resulting in a collection of highly covetable bags and leather accessories. We talked to Kimberly and Nancy […]

Introducing: Kaarem

Introducing: Kaarem

Emerging label Kaarem is a collaboration between four friends: Chuong, Brian, Ben, and Kathy. They share roots in Vietnam and strong ties to California and New York, where they live and work on their beautifully minimal line. We talked to them about their use of traditional Vietnamese hand-stitched details and the earthy inspiration behind their […]

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Meet the Maker: Clare Vivier

Spring signifies many things: new beginnings, renewal, and for us it’s when we kick off our Meet the Maker event series, where we invite some of our favorite designers down to Richmond to learn the stories behind the brands. For the first event of 2014, we’re thrilled to announce that Clare Vivier will be joining […]

Introducing: Raf Simons x Fred Perry SS14 Collection

Introducing: Raf Simons x Fred Perry SS14 Collection

We’re proud to introduce the SS14 Raf Simons x Fred Perry Collection, which marks the 9th time the 62-year-old British heritage brand has paired with Belgian designer Raf Simons. The full collection consists of 29 pieces showcasing check designs, fade-out ginghams, and floral patterns applied to the iconic Fred Perry polo. Despite seeming like an […]

Travel Destination: Montana

Travel Destination: Montana

Jesse Lenz is an editorial illustrator and creative director of the Collective Quarterly, a beautiful lifestyle magazine that recently launched with the goal of showcasing the concept of the creative process through the lens of a travel journal. This past month, Lenz and his team ventured out west to Montana to scout for their next […]

Meet the Maker: Assembly New York Video

Meet the Maker: Assembly New York Video

Last fall we held our 12th Meet the Maker event with Assembly New York designer Greg Armas here in Richmond, Virginia. We sat down with the 2012 CFDA finalist and discussed his process of designing clothes for people who aren’t scared to take risks, how L.A.’s “brand of cool” informs his clothes, and his plans for […]

Guest: Kate Arends

Guest: Kate Arends

Kate Arends is a Minneapolis-based designer and creative consultant. She started Wit & Delight, a lifestyle blog, in 2009 to collect and share her favorite things. She now runs a small brand design firm, Wit & Delight Studio, focusing on graphic design, branding and social media strategy. Kate likes rain, over-easy eggs, 90’s rap, wool socks, […]

Introducing: 6397

Introducing: 6397

6397 is a ready-to-wear in-house collective project from The News showroom, in response to the needs of the modern woman. With an effortless style and boyish spirit, the line is made up of essential pieces that are understated and minimal, and free of decoration and unnecessary detail. We got the inside scoop on how the […]

Introducing: Shaina Mote

Introducing: Shaina Mote

Since her eponymous line’s inception, Shaina Mote has been striving towards bringing a timeless, regenerative quality into her work. By aligning clever detailing and subtle cues for versatility within her design, the line offers conversational pieces that are created to evolve with the wearer through the years. In all, the brand reflects the laid back […]

Introducing: Bandelier

Introducing: Bandelier

Bandelier is a Los Angeles based accessories line rooted in traditional craft and culture. Each piece is painstakingly made by hand, and though they make a statement, are exceptionally easy to wear. Intrigued by the brand’s artistic vision and loyalty to time-honored techniques, we chatted with Andria, the artist herself, to find out more. photo […]

Maison Kitsuné and Kitsuné Parisien

Maison Kitsuné and Kitsuné Parisien

Maison Kitsuné was founded in 2002 by architect Masaya Kuroko and Daft Punk’s artistic director Gildas Loaëc. The Maison Kitsuné lines combine the philosophy of tradition with a modern attitude and a distinctively Parisian sensibility. This season, Kitsuné takes inspiration from New York’s “New Wave” of young creatives, artists and musicians. The collection reinterprets and […]

Introducing: Datter Industries

Introducing: Datter Industries

Kaye Blegvad, the ultra-cool, multitalented, and whip-smart lady behind Datter Industries describes herself as a maker of things, a title perfectly fitted for her sea of talents and forever-long list of ongoing artistic projects. Datter, meaning ‘daughter’ in Danish as well as a fusion of the words data and matter, is Kaye’s quirky and a […]

Introducing: Stutterheim

Introducing: Stutterheim

Inspired by his grandfather’s old, weather-beaten raincoat found in a barn, Alexander Stutterheim created Stutterheim Raincoats with the same durability, practicality, craftsmanship and great attention to materials and detail in mind. As many things do, the brand was initially born out of necessity. Stutterheim, not being able to find a high-quality and good-looking raincoat, set […]

Introducing: Draught Dry Goods

Introducing: Draught Dry Goods

Draught Dry Goods is a creative platform with a working philosophy of balancing efficiency and effectiveness. While emphasizing sustainable practices and quality craftsmanship, Draight is passionate about sewing and leather working, and hope that there is evidence of this in each stitch and rivet. With an intent to make smart, beautiful things, with materials and […]