Studio Visit: Alder New York

The Brooklyn-based designers discuss influence, diversifying and the gaps in fashion design education

After just a few semesters into school at the Pratt Institute, designers Nina Zilka and David J. Krause took their passion out of the studio and into the marketplace. With one label already under their belt by graduation, Zilka and Krause started anew with Alder New York. With an unflinching commitment to quality and a diverse array of influences, the label has expanded from menswear …

Embrace Cuff

Handmade in NYC, the Embrace Cuff is a striking piece of polished arm candy by Brooklyn-based designer Rebecca Mapes, who manifests her love for antique and vintage jewelry into bold, modern designs. Like the wrist that bears it, the solid brass will also change over time by developing a rich patina through use. The sterling silver version sports ten champagne diamond bracelets on each “hand” …

Art Story

Pratt students have the run of Rachel Shechtman's magazine-style boutique

One of the things we’ve always loved about Story—Rachel Shechtman‘s ever-changing store in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood—is that every iteration is a story in and of itself. Her latest venture is Art Story, a concept shop created with the help of Art.com and a group of eight masters students of interior design at Pratt Institute. Project leaders LuzElena Wood and Kelly Rosen worked as part of …