Studio 189’s SS16 Collection

Breaking free of what's expected from African fashion, the social enterprise spotlights beautiful indigo hues and techniques

Co-founded in 2013 by actress Rosario Dawson and former Bottega Veneta associate communications director Abrima Erwiah, Studio 189 isn’t just an emerging fashion brand started by two longtime friends. It’s a movement creating opportunities in a place where there aren’t many—yet. Headquartered in both New York and Accra, Ghana, Studio 189 produces all of their pieces in Ghana, with handmade fabrics from Mali and Italy, …

Slow Factory + World Wildlife Fund: Petit Atlas Collection

Bringing NASA satellite imagery of Earth's beautiful landscapes to luxe and versatile silk scarves

by Chérmelle D. Edwards Design boutique Slow Factory merges silk and satellite images into sustainably designed, limited edition scarves that are entirely eye-catching. Three years ago, founder Celine Semaan Vernon began gathering images from NASA through a Creative Commons license, which would allow her to use the public data on her scarves. Given that Vernon—who hails from Beirut, Lebanon—wasn’t a fashion designer and didn’t have …

With Faircloth & Supply, Every Piece Makes a Difference

Each item sold from Phoebe Dahl's linen-focused womenswear line supports a girl's education in Nepal

British writer Roald Dahl touched the hearts of children around the world with his imaginative tales of gigantic peaches and golden tickets. His granddaughter Phoebe Dahl extends his legacy in her own way: by helping girls in Nepal to grab ahold of the opportunity (and their right) to become whatever they dream. Every piece sold from her LA-based line Faircloth & Supply results in a …