What is the place in fashion and New York City for art, life and, spunk? A conversation with three designers known for keeping the flame alive.
“There is a certain type of allowing the heart to come in, or allowing the spark to shine, to give light. So, we allow that to happen. That’s basically a rule that we have. But it’s not a spoken rule.” – Gabi Asfour
Why is their studio in Chinatown? How do they think about technology and science, and why does it show up in their work so often? What is biomimicry? How are they using 3D printing and ideas of chain mail in soft clothing fashion? How did three people from worlds of such unimaginably brutal conflict come together to create such a dynamic partnership? What is so uiversal about geometry, and how has that played into their work time an again?
“We always tell the people that come and work with us, there are times that we have many interns, and we learn from them too. I mean, they come to us and tell us that being with us is the best school, better than their actual school. But then we tell them that we learn so much with them and from them. Sometimes we’ll do patterns together, and I tell them, ‘let’s look at it.’ We learn together. It’s not like I know better. I learn every day.” – Adi Gil
“Most peoples’ goals is to make money on the stock exchange, for instance. Business, you know? Get rich. We would like to get rich on the human exchange. And I guess that’s what it all is, the human exhange. The more you connect with people, the richer you are as a person. To be humans with other humans, and that’s the foundation for everything else.” – Angela Donhauser