Everett Bowtie. “Some bowties, You tie Yourself, but an Everett Bowtie, Others Tie It For You.”

We are thrilled to include Justin Virgil, a new menswear designer with a fresh look, at our D&A MAN show this season! And by these sneak peeks of his F/W ‘13 Collection, it is clear Virgil is here to stay.

The D&A MAN show starts this morning and we could not be more excited! Make sure to check out the Amsdesign F/W ‘13 Collection, one of the many new innovative designers exhibiting at Center 548.

The D&A MAN show starts this morning and we could not be more excited! Make sure to check out the Amsdesign F/W ‘13 Collection, one of the many new innovative designers exhibiting at Center 548.

"The success of Philippe Model shoes is undoubtedly due to the refined and elegant style of the product, to the washed leathers and to the great value represented by the artisan tradition that characterizes the product. Every production stage is entrusted to a company in Riviera del Brenta ( well-known area of high quality shoes production not far from Venice) where the shoes production is followed since the process of cutting leathers, through the manual shoe-sole assemblage to the brushing uppers that craftsmen do for every single shoe. 
The aseptic production system of industrialization does not infect the way we work, on the contrary, it can be characterized by some little differences between a shoe and another one; this fact should not be considered as a defect but the natural result of the manual labour which is never a mass production.”
Check out the new Philippe Model Fall/Winter 2013 collection at this season’s D&A MAN starting on January 21st at Center 548!

"The success of Philippe Model shoes is undoubtedly due to the refined and elegant style of the product, to the washed leathers and to the great value represented by the artisan tradition that characterizes the product. Every production stage is entrusted to a company in Riviera del Brenta ( well-known area of high quality shoes production not far from Venice) where the shoes production is followed since the process of cutting leathers, through the manual shoe-sole assemblage to the brushing uppers that craftsmen do for every single shoe.

The aseptic production system of industrialization does not infect the way we work, on the contrary, it can be characterized by some little differences between a shoe and another one; this fact should not be considered as a defect but the natural result of the manual labour which is never a mass production.”


Check out the new Philippe Model Fall/Winter 2013 collection at this season’s D&A MAN starting on January 21st at Center 548!

"Hollywood Trading Company (HTC), was born in the 1990′s in Los Angeles, California, out of an obsession for vintage, American leather accessories.
A combination of history and reclamation led to reinterpreting their exceptional, historical workmanship with leather belts, which soon captured the attention of fans and retailers with its unique vision of iconic and timeless fashion accessories. This is the strongest feature that makes HTC one of the most important points of reference for those passionate for vintage around the world.
Design is focused on a meticulous importance in the details and a thorough research of vintage interpretation. Made in the USA and Italy, HTC brings hand craftsmanship back into the forefront as each belt is created and finished by hand.”

"Hollywood Trading Company (HTC), was born in the 1990′s in Los Angeles, California, out of an obsession for vintage, American leather accessories.

A combination of history and reclamation led to reinterpreting their exceptional, historical workmanship with leather belts, which soon captured the attention of fans and retailers with its unique vision of iconic and timeless fashion accessories. This is the strongest feature that makes HTC one of the most important points of reference for those passionate for vintage around the world.

Design is focused on a meticulous importance in the details and a thorough research of vintage interpretation. Made in the USA and Italy, HTC brings hand craftsmanship back into the forefront as each belt is created and finished by hand.”

"Johnny Farah’s early influences came from Copenhagen. Living there in the 70s, he developed a particular interest in the simplicity and practicality of Scandinavian architecture and furniture design, and more specifically in the way different materials like concrete, iron, wood or leather were put to their full formal and functional potential.

That time was also marked by Johnny’s life-changing encounters with architects Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner, after which he decided to leave mechanical engineering school and concentrate on his leather designs which, up until then, were only a means to support his studies. JF hardly ever uses embellished leather.

His products are consistently molded from pieces of Italian-imported vegetable tanned saddle leather, ensuring the best quality for his practical and modern designs. His bags, belts and accessories are sold today in a number of shops around the world (Europe, USA, Japan…)

Other than Copenhagen, Johnny Farah has worked and lived in Beirut, New York and Istanbul. He opened his first IF shop in Beirut and, in the late 70s, another outlet in New York that mainly sold European and Japanese designer labels like Jean-Paul Gaultier and Yohji Yamamoto. IF Soho today hosts the highly acclaimed work of Comme des Garçons, Dries Van Noten, Martin Margiela and Paul Harnden Shoemakers and continues to play a distinct role in the New York fashion scene. From 1990 to 1994, he launched and developed Donna Karan and Donna Karan Man lines of accessories.”


We are excited to see the new Scosha F/W ‘13 collection this week at the D&A MAN show. If you do not know about the innovative Brooklyn based jewelry line read below!

"Painter and sculptor Scosha Woolridge discovered her affinity for jewelry during years of world travel. Fascinated by how people, objects and places are connected, and what connects them kinetically and energetically, Woolridge began to explore what determines the dynamic through symmetry, harmony, conflict or tension between points of contact.

Woolridge learned ancient weaving methods while living in India, Thailand, Turkey and Brazil. It was while selling her designs at a night-market in the sand dunes of Northern Brazil that Woolridge was convinced by a friend to try out life in New York City.

New York’s fast pace instantly resonated with her. It wasn’t before long that in 2007 she launched her eponymous jewelry line in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Growing rapidly by her third year, Woolridge moved her operation to a larger studio in July of 2010. In December of that same year, the Scosha flagship store opened to form a unique hybrid space alongside the atelier and offices.

All Scosha pieces are intricate works of art and are designed, meticulously crafted, sold, and shipped from under one roof. Ancient techniques are still used in the Scosha atelier to fuse metals and gems within her trendsetting women’s and men’s collections.

Today, Scosha is carried in over 125 stores across 4 continents and has won the hearts of top fashion editors, stylists, models, and celebrities through the brand’s authentic point of view and commitment to environmental, social and personal awareness.”

"Winter Session was started by Roy Katz and Tanya Fleisher out of a storefront workshop on the north side of Chicago. Drawing on their skills and experiences working in art, design and architecture in diverse landscapes (LA, Bombay, and Chicago), they gradually developed a collection of refined utilitarian accessories for the design-conscious consumer.

Combining handcrafted details and contemporary manufacturing methods, Winter Session bags and wallets are made in small batches from high quality canvas, waxed canvas and locally sourced veg-tanned leather. As Winter Session evolves, their mission remains constant: to design and produce thoughtful, affordable, well-made things in a responsible manner.”

"Giorgio Braschi, the Italian designer was born in Bologna in 1967; his family has always been in involved in the production of leather garments. Initially, his business consisted of producing technical performance motorbike jackets in leather; later this evolved into production for prêt à porter collections and gave rise to his consuming and ongoing passion for fashion. In 2001 he had the winning idea of fusing the luxury of leather with fashion style to create a collection of high quality dyed leather garments. Research and the techniques of craftmanship workings enabled him to create special items of clothing and accessories in softest nappa leather. The craftsmanship aspect of the designer’s production endows the collection with a refined look and a lived-in feel. Each garment is unique and is distinguished by its original lines and shapes, which when combined with special washing techniques create jackets, bags and shoes each with an individual look. Each Giorgio Brato item in leather is special and once worn continues to adapt to the body becoming a second skin.
Today Giorgio Brato is recognised as a brand of international renown. The production process for his garments remains linked to the tradition of craftsmanship preserving the quality and style which single out the true Made In Italy.”
The Giorgio Brato Fall/Winter 2013 collection is just one of the must see designers exhibiting at this season’s D&A MAN!

"Giorgio Braschi, the Italian designer was born in Bologna in 1967; his family has always been in involved in the production of leather garments. Initially, his business consisted of producing technical performance motorbike jackets in leather; later this evolved into production for prêt à porter collections and gave rise to his consuming and ongoing passion for fashion. In 2001 he had the winning idea of fusing the luxury of leather with fashion style to create a collection of high quality dyed leather garments. Research and the techniques of craftmanship workings enabled him to create special items of clothing and accessories in softest nappa leather. The craftsmanship aspect of the designer’s production endows the collection with a refined look and a lived-in feel. Each garment is unique and is distinguished by its original lines and shapes, which when combined with special washing techniques create jackets, bags and shoes each with an individual look. Each Giorgio Brato item in leather is special and once worn continues to adapt to the body becoming a second skin.

Today Giorgio Brato is recognised as a brand of international renown. The production process for his garments remains linked to the tradition of craftsmanship preserving the quality and style which single out the true Made In Italy.”


The Giorgio Brato Fall/Winter 2013 collection is just one of the must see designers exhibiting at this season’s D&A MAN!

"The FW-13 collection is called F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions), and it’s based in the questions that I ask myself about the clothes, the details, the fabrics, the fit, the size of a buttonhole, etc. 
Instead of using the questions to instantly look for answers, this time I let them settle and become part of the garments. These Frequently Asked Questions became a source of inspiration and dialogue. The clothes contain whatever happens in the distance between a question and its answer.”
Lucio Castro, January, 2013.

"The FW-13 collection is called F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions), and it’s based in the questions that I ask myself about the clothes, the details, the fabrics, the fit, the size of a buttonhole, etc.

Instead of using the questions to instantly look for answers, this time I let them settle and become part of the garments. These Frequently Asked Questions became a source of inspiration and dialogue. The clothes contain whatever happens in the distance between a question and its answer.”

Lucio Castro, January, 2013.