Kith Takes Streetwear to the Mountains

Founder Ronnie Fieg discusses the new Snarkitecture-designed Aspen location

Streetwear as a truly ubiquitous element of pop culture is a relatively nascent phenomenon. Limited sneakers and boutique hoodies in the pre-internet age were largely relegated to global downtown centers of fashion in major cities like New York, London and Tokyo. But thanks to the rise of social media and online retail garm aficionados in Everytown, USA can now follow (and shop) trends as fervently …

Designing Hermès’ Petit H Holiday Factory

A look behind the specialized brand's DML-produced interactive pop-up at the Madison Avenue shop

For over a century, Parisian luxury brand Hermès‘ commitment to quality has meant that no imperfect product made its way to retail. In 2010, any piece with an imperfection (and remnant material from production) found its way to a new home: the petit h workshop. There, specialized artisans—in silk, leather, porcelain and more—take the items and give them new life. Imperfections are replaced or highlighted …

Seven Beautiful New Books on Design

From packaging and storefront creations to waterside modern homes

With the prevalence of design imagery circulating the internet, and many people mixing and matching from centuries of aesthetic developments on their own Pinterest boards, sometimes we all need a reminder that there are experts out there. Nothing speaks to expertise on design like a beautiful book filled with imagery and insight. The following seven selections represent a broader look at design as a category, …