Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Making of A Bust

When it comes to putting together a lookbook, we are always looking for new, fun, and innovative ways to present our designs. For the Knit Warmth 2010 collection, we thought it would be great to make our own form for the scarves and hats to be presented on. What followed that idea was madness.

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of the process...

We decided to build the base of the bust with cardboard. We used the dressform as a template. Here, Sunghee is cutting cardboard to fit the shape of the form. (You can see the snow outside!)

After a bunch of papercuts and sticky fingers, this was the result. Not bad!

Here it is with a couple coats of paint. We liked the texture and roughness of it.

You would think after numerous hours spent making the first one, we would have had enough...

We ended up making two more.

Michelle wearing the bust... Perhaps this was taken after little sleep.

In the end, we opted to use the smoother bust with the elongated neck for the photoshoot. And because we had hats, we made a detachable head as well.

The final product came out great. The light and shadow cast from the form helped to bring out the texture and knit details of the collection.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We the People

Last Thursday, we got out of the studio for a few hours to attend the opening of new Lower East Side boutique We the People. We love that Vera Ng, the store's owner, opened up the shop as a home for new, emerging designers, but what gets us even more excited is that our goods will be available there come Fall! We the People will carry small runs of practically the entire Fall Winter collection, including all of the Knit Warmth scarves and hats. We will keep you updated on the release date.

In the meantime, head over to 156 Stanton St. to check out the beautiful summer items. Our favorites include the one-off James Yoest pieces and the body jewelry of Kallisti.

A shot of people spilling out of the store. Check out the guy on the left with the crazy pants! That's how you know you're in the LES.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Today Sunghee Bang is featured on fashion blog SheBreathes as a part of their "Designer Spotlight". Editor DS De Carvalho has amazing taste and a discerning eye so we are more than honored to be a part of the site. Click over to visit and show some love!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cause Shopping is Fun!

We have one more retail solution for all of you. We've decided to add a few select pieces from our upcoming Fall Winter 2010 accessory line, Knit Warmth, to the mix. Two of our beautiful handknit hats and three of our tube scarves (including one in leather... WHAT!) are now available for purchase on Etsy. Yeah yeah it's a bit hot right now to be thinking about anything in 100% wool, but if you plan on trekking to the bottom half of the globe for a little vacay time, you know you'll be set. Included in the bunch are:

The Devoe Knit Hat, color Midnight Brown, made from 100% merino wool yarns

The Olive Knit Scarf, color Midnight Brown, made from 100% merino wool yarns

The Bushwick Scarf, color Bronze, made from 100% leather. This scarf is pretty insane. The leather "yarn" is all cut and knit by hand. Pretty sure you won't see anyone else with anything like it...

All pieces are made in New York. Pieces are limited for the time being. The full 12 pieces Knit Warmth collection will be available in August.