Bode and Microsoft’s AI-Powered Archive of Quilted Textiles

Dubbed the "Bode Vault," this system catalogs the finer details of an ever-growing collection

Emily Adams Bode‘s process favors the analog; sketching details passed along by collectors and artisans, repurposing vintage quilting textiles, enlisting skilled craftsman to replicate one-of-a-kind pieces and more instead of mass-producing her ideas. Her garments—released under her eponymous luxury brand, Bode—have won her the 2019 CFDA Award for Emerging Designer of the Year and the Inaugural Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation. As such, a collaborative …

“Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics” at NYC’s Japan Society

This centuries-old craft and its contemporary influence are on show at the learning center

Designed by NYC-based architecture firm SO-IL, the Japan Society‘s Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics exhibition introduces audiences to folklorist and cultural anthropologist Chuzaburo Tanaka’s personal collection of vintage Japanese pieces along with contemporary garments by pioneers of Japanese fashion like Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, Issey Miyake, and Yohji Yamamoto. The presentation bridges the gap between new and old, dually representing anonymous individuals who forged this medium …

FEIT’s Sporty SS20 Silhouettes Made From Natural Materials

Each handmade by a single craftsman, these sneakers employ long-lasting materials and offer plenty of natural benefits

CH favorite FEIT approached their collection of SS20 sneakers through the goal of emphasizing craftsmanship. Most performance sneakers employ plastics, synthetic materials and artificial ways of replicating the innate abilities of natural materials. Plus, most of us wearing these high-performance models never truly push them to the extreme limits for which they’re designed. “All athletic footwear is made predominantly via three things,” FEIT founder Tull …