kliment halsband architects

Inside The CFDA Fashion Incubator

Ever want to peak inside the creative spaces of some of the most promising emerging NYC designers?  Dying to know where that Prabal Gurung floral-appliqued-sheer-confection-of-a-closing-look was conceived, I trekked off to the CFDA Fashion Incubator tour – compliments of Kliment Halsband Architects – to glimpse the environs where design inspiration is born into the world. Twelve studios: all clean lines and plain planes of glass, exposed brick, polished concrete and sheetrock. Each cell, a habitat unto itself, bursting with idiosyncrasy and artistic curiosities. Given the close quarters (and abundance of mood boards), one must wonder the dynamics that play out between the talents: egotistical isolationism or cross-pollination of ideas? Hmmmm.

Prabal Gurung

Public School

Subversive Jewelry by Justin Giunta 

Totally obsessed with this light fixture.

Gemma Redux

Ruby Kobo