Olivia Wendel’s Handpainted Scarves

Why the Brooklyn-based artist finds wool and silk to be the fitting canvas for her work

The last time we wrote about Olivia Wendel, it was back in 2014—her stained silk tapestries were a notable highlight in that year’s annual RISD graduate thesis exhibit. Armed with an MFA in textile design, the now-Brooklyn-based painter has since developed a synergetic relationship with the rippling canvases of wool and silk, resulting in her debut collection of six scarves this year. A brief look …

KARA Launches Men’s Bags

Expertly functional luxury backpacks and duffles, inspired by the designer's father and his Hong Kong racing days

Since we last spoke with designer Sarah Law, she’s expanded her modern minimalist luxury backpack line KARA in very deliberately thought-out steps that emphasize individuality and functionality—rather than mindlessly churning out new designs to keep up with the grinding fashion calendar. So we were excited to preview her first-ever men’s capsule, aptly named KARA MAN, which features three silhouettes: a leather backpack, a leather duffle …

Just One One-Piece by Apricoss

The ethically-minded independent brand offers a single swimsuit style

Upon a recent visit to one of our favorite online boutiques, Kindred Black, we came across a new brand that only offers a single, sophisticated swimsuit style. That was enough—one look and we were undeniably impressed by Apricoss‘ Ariana Swimsuit. The deep V, the high cut, the luxe lining, the way the adjustable straps loop around the shoulder edges for a much more exposed back, …