Industrial Fashion’s Non-Fashion Hat

The label's debut product is born from experimenting with manufacturing processes instead of trends

Spotted during this year’s London Design Festival at RCA’s Big Small show, which delved into contemporary contradictions, were some hats—striking in their simplicity. They’re the debut product from newly launched label Industrial Fashion, dreamed up by London-raised designer Julia Georgallis and German-born designer Dustin Jessen. As a counter to the trend-driven fashion industry, these two RCA grads are creating stylish accessories with looks influenced by …

Refinery Hotel

A 1920s millinery factory and tea salon is reincarnated as a 12-story hotel

Steps away from Bryant Park in New York’s Garment District is the new Refinery Hotel, which quietly opened its doors this summer. Design firm Stonehill & Taylor, tasked with the hotel’s architectural transformation and interior design, drew from its earlier origins as a hat factory and tea room in the early 1900s. Taking up only 12 floors yet not lacking any luxury amenities, including a …