Abyssnia by Gabriella Marina Gonzalez

Functional PVC and leather accessories tapping the energy of Berlin

Chokers have been revived, exhausted, and are on their way out, but the vehemently functional work of Gabriella Marina Gonzalez exists far from what’s in vogue, or traditional fashion seasons for that matter. The Miami native’s Abyssnia accessories collection channels her newfound home, Berlin, and its inescapable club scene. In her previous collection “Alcyone,” Gonzalez seems to defy the laws of physics by molding rigid …

KARA’s Smaller Accessories, With a Twist

The cult backpack brand sizes down to miniature wallets with modern carabiners

For sporting no brand name or logo whatsoever, KARA backpacks are incredibly easy to spot in the wild—the thick, luxurious pebble grained leather, a single Riri zipper, the tiny square shape. It’s this brazenly minimalist look that’s launched the independent NYC brand into cult-dom. With the small backpack starting at $450, however, it’s a decidedly big investment. Thankfully, designer Sarah Law has now miniaturized their …

Shop Art Theft

Several artists previously highlighted by CH (from Tuesday Bassen to Adam J Kurtz, Big Bud Press and Stay Home Club) have found themselves the victims of art theft by huge retailers. Since many indie artists don’t have the budgets and ability to hire lawyers to face large corporations, they are using the platforms they have to call attention to the unfair business of stealing designs. …