Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Renaissance Painting-Inspired Collection for Moncler

For Italian luxury skiwear brand Moncler, Valentino’s acclaimed creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli has delivered a capsule collection that harks back to the forms of early-Renaissance paintings. The full-body, lightweight down-filled-nylon pieces—zip-up hooded capes, layered over padded skirts and paired with gloves—are out today. According to Piccioli, it’s “an uttermost expression of my taste and a very personal effort.” To exemplify the inspiration, textile designer and photographer Suzanne Jongmans released an art series that …

ArchiTec’s Wool-Centric “New Zealand” Collection

A look at the fabric-inspired brand's new release

Justin Seale (former design lead at Mission Workshop, and manager of Chrome‘s sales and product) is now the founder of travel-inspired apparel brand, ArchiTec. And it’s at New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu that Seale sought out a farm to source the brand’s merino wool. The newest collection from the brand, aptly named the New Zealand Collection, is a release that’s inspired by the magnitude of the geography of …

Hill City Finds Room in a Crowded Space

How the brand set out to make clothing for men based on their real-time feedback

Gap is introducing a new line of men’s basics today: Hill City. The under-their-umbrella brand is helmed by a team of in-house creatives including Noah Palmer, a former professional soccer player, new dad and brand director. Aimed at being the answer to the daily quarrels of outfit change after outfit change, Hill City is making a collection of high-performance clothing that looks acceptable in nearly any …

Fantastical Body Modifications at Simon Huck’s “A. Human” Exhibit

Body modification abounds. In fact, if you live in a bustling metropolis, you don’t have to pay to see lip fillers or botox or any of it. You’re simply bound to cross it. But that’s not what Simon Huck calls to attention in A. Human, an immersive exhibition taking place at 48 Mercer in NYC. Huck’s theatrical production company, Society of Spectacle (SOS), presents a …

Public School Uses the Past To Reimagine the Future

From a pop-up replacing their runway show to partnering with Nike

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of New York native brand Public School have never been the type to take a safe approach to their designs or projects. Everything they have created has been done through their NYC-centric, sport-based lenses. Whether it’s the red MAGA-defying hats they showed on the runway last February—that read “Make America New York” and offered proceeds to the ACLU—or their backpack …