Sneaker Brand Lilith NYC Centers Women and Femmes in Streetwear

In an industry riddled with gender disparity, this Queens, NY-based brand is changing what sneaker culture looks like

Though they are regularly worn by any and all genders, highly covetable streetwear sneakers are branded, stylized and shaped for men. “If you look at the history of most athletic brands, they’re rooted in male sports, male athletes. All the footwear silhouettes are built for them,” says Sarah Sukumaran, the founder of the Queens-based sneaker company Lilith NYC. “The Sheryl Swoopes basketball shoe is the …

Woman Made: Great Women Designers

Premier publisher Phaidon and global luxury group Kering partnered to create the most comprehensive register of women designers to date: Woman Made: Great Women Designers. This visual book, compiled from A to Z, shines a spotlight on over 200 women product designers, including icons like Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, Florence Knoll and Nathalie du Pasquier. On top of this vital collection, Phaidon and Kering are …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Reclaiming the world's oldest rainforest, gender identity as a human right, redressing design history and more from around the web

Benevolence Farm Opens Pathways For Formerly Incarcerated Women On 13 acres in North Carolina, Benevolence Farm—founded by Tanya Jisa—exists as an employment and residency program that helps recently incarcerated women adjust to life after prison. Through fair wages, housing and a connection to nature, this initiative provides residents with support that the criminal justice system fails to supply. While it’s creating pathways toward a sustainable, …