With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I was reflecting upon this last year and some of the experiences that I’ve had that I am grateful for. First to my mind was New York Fashion Week and how all of my hard work had earned me a seat at the shows in both February and September. The overwhelming amount of creative energy that swirls through the streets of New York City during these two exhilarating weeks can provide enough inspiration to last the rest of the year — if you’re an entrepreneur or are in the fashion industry, then you know how profound an energy like this must be to make you want to endure the ruthless pursuit of doing what you love — so afterwards there’s a sense of renewed optimize. Therefore, I have grown to appreciate this tiring journey and the sweet reminders to keep powering on.
In relation, I have found that one of the most delightful aspects of the New York Fashion Week experience has been the unexpected discovery of a new clothing brand that captures my heart. Last September, I was invited to view a presentation of the KUR spring/summer 2018 collection and was, again, lucky to feel this joy.
Upon entrance, my eyes were instantly drawn to a structured-yet-casual, pastel pantsuit and tee pairing. The graphic tee featured iconic NYC buildings and added a playful touch to this contemporary mix. Later, after a slow spin around the room observing the fresh collection, I found out that the design on the t-shirt was in partnership with the Tokyo-based, Japanese etching print artist named Mitsushige Kishiwaki. He had created three prints for the KUR SS18 collection that express diversity and tell a story of generosity, gratitude, and freedom. It was this thoughtfulness in partnership, combined with the attention to detail and handcrafted lace found on other KUR garments, that made me feel compelled to build a relationship with the brand.
Below, you can see how I recently styled one of the KUR tees that they sent to me after the show. The photography was purposefully taken on a rooftop in Brooklyn with the faint Manhattan skyline in the background so that I could show my respect for the remarkable city that gives me so much life. The coat, denim, and boots have been on serious repeat now that the weather has cooled down here in NYC. This look gives me all the autumn feels while expressing my love for the city and the extraordinary discoveries found within it. If you’d like to find out more about KUR, you can visit them online at www.kurcollection.com or on Instagram (@kurnewyork).
I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope that you get a chance to take a minute to reflect on what you’re grateful for this year.