South Korean-based label O’2nd is a fusion of youthful personality and fresh, minimalist designs. Offering an aesthetic that is both dreamy and pragmatic, the collection is the result of a singular vision from a team of multi-talented designers. Each design element is created and driven by a unique experience, mood or purpose, reinventing classics through a playful, modern lens.
Brittany Correy, the designer behind LA-based line The Lady & The Sailor, lives by the philosophy that good basics are the foundation to creating beautifully uncomplicated style. She launched the line in 2009 with five classic styles, expanding in the years since to a collection of forever-wearable pieces, mixing travel and culture-inspired aesthetics with timeless appeal.
Swedish-based label Hope is designed with the idea of original, classic fashion in mind. Founded in 2002 by Ann Ringstrand and Stefan Sõderberg, Hope’s signature style is low-key, raw and authentic. The designers derive inspiration from traditional workwear and believe focusing on the details strengthens the product without interrupting wearability.
New York-based designer Mara Hoffman launched her first collection in 2000 after studying fashion design at Parsons in NYC and Central Saint Martins in London. Since then, Hoffman has created a recognizable aesthetic with a heavy focus on prints, pulling inspiration from nature, world travel and mythology. Each collection is a constant evolution, from hand-dyed fabrics to original silk prints, influenced by Hoffman’s travels.
Now-legendary fashion house Missoni got its beginnings in 1960’s Italy as a knitwear business, founded by Rosita and Tai Maissoni. Today, the brand is still very much a family affair, run by the children and grandchildren of the label’s founders. Known for their bold colors and signature zigzag motif, the Missoni line is a well recognized as a pioneer of modern Italian fashion.
April77 was created in 2002, inspired by the artistic and cultural references of the youth culture. Alternative music and independent films offer inspiration to April77’s founder, Brice Partouche, cultivating a romantic image influenced by rebellious youth. Following the success of their signature denim line, April77 launched its Prêt-à-Porter collections, revisiting the men and women's classics with a twist and a contemporary grace.
Ace & Jig founders Cary Vaughn and Jenna Wilson have been working together in the fashion industry since 2001, forming a lifelong friendship that has carried them through to their most recent collaboration. A shared love of textiles provided the foundation for the label, leading Vaughn and Wilson to source their own yarn-dye woven fabric that could speak for itself through effortless designs. Stripe surface patterns remain a constant throughout the collection, providing an endless source for reinvention.
NYC showroom The News helped launch the careers of well-known labels like Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim before owner Stella Ishii branched out to add the title of designer to her resumé. Influenced by her effortless style, denim-centric line 6397 draws inspiration from thrown-together looks made up of essential pieces, free from decoration and unnecessary detail.