Makers Mondays: Studio Visit with Alexandra Grecco

We speak with the NYC-based designer about her delicate, classically-inspired collection and her expanding presence

Brooklynite Alexandra Grecco released her first ready-to-wear collection in 2010—a series of ultra-feminine pieces in ladylike colors, fabrics and often pinup-inspired silhouettes that are at once nostalgic (calling to mind fashion icons like Catherine Deneueve, Jean Shrimpton and Grace Kelley) and incredibly contemporary. This year Grecco expanded her focus, applying that same soft, timeless aesthetic to her very first bridal collection. Inspired by her own …

Terra New York

Cycling-ready heat-sealed rainwear that looks hot too

Braving the elements in style just got a whole lot easier thanks to Terra New York, a new line of fashion-conscious, 100% waterproof rainwear. The semi-transparent, smoky-hued jackets and accessories have NYC-centric names including the “Lower East Side” parka and the “Nolita” cape, and consist of materials like TPU/Urethane—which is derived from recycled materials—to provide structure while still allowing breathability. Designed with urban cyclists and …

AIGA/NY Anniversary Posters

Thirty designers pay homage to three decades of inspiration

2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the nation’s premier professional design organization. In honor of the celebration, AIGA/NY reached out to 30 NYC design stars to each create a poster for the festivities based on the following brief: “AIGA, New York City, and/or the number 30: capturing your personal experience with the AIGA’s …

Kim Dong Yoo

The process behind the artist's large-scale portraits pairing cultural icons

Already a household name in Asia, Korean painter Kim Dong Yoo‘s inaugural U.S. exhibit at NYC’s Hasted Kraeutler gallery aims to introduce the artist to a new, American audience. The self-titled show features a series of large-scale paintings that, from afar, depict a single grand portrait of notables from John F. Kennedy to Michael Jackson. Upon closer inspection, however, one realizes that the work is …

American Fashion Designers at Home

See how fashion's finest decorate their opulent abodes

While most of the interiors-obsessed turn to The Selby these days to sneak glimpses of the intriguing abodes of creative types, Assouline’s new book “American Fashion Designers at Home” proves that nothing quite beats the appeal of thumbing through pages of full-bleed photos to see their sources of inspiration and an unbuttoned look at how they live. Presenting the residences of over 100 of the …