I met Vanessa five years ago while desperately searching for someone to help fix a very bad haircut. Luckily I walked into the salon where Vanessa was working and not only did she fix my hair but we ended up chatting the entire time and have become good friends ever since. After working for some really great local salons Vanessa opened up her very own shop Suite V in Crown Heights this past year! Fusing all of her passions, the shop doubles as a salon and vintage store. Plus you can always count on a great playlist, which I wouldn't expect anything less as Vanessa is a hair stylist by day but vinyl reggae dj by night! Truly a woman of many talents and one of the kindest people I've been lucky enough to befriend. To learn more about how this amazing lady got her start check out our Q&A below!
In fashion, and in society today, there are rarely prescribed linear pathways with clear end goals but rather an ever-shifting series of unexpected events which must be navigated in creative ways. In this spirit, we brought together a panel of four inspiring women who are each crafting innovative pathways at the fringes of the fashion industry. Our hope was thatthis discussion would inspire both young creatives and industry professionals to challenge the status quo and reimagine their participation in the fashion system.
This past August I had the incredible opportunity to visit one of our Kordal partners in Guatemala and to meet the magic-makers and innovators behind some of our most popular woven styles! The New Denim Project is a textile manufacturer based in Guatemala City who is committed to closed-loop production practices, uniting technology and ecology in the production of textiles in order to maintain their commitment to quality and environmental and social responsibility. Their methods are based on eliminating the concept of “waste,” giving every part of the process a purpose.
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Kordal Studio is a womenswear collection that fuses innovative forms and textures with functionality. We believe in creating wearable garments that inspire creativity and authenticity. All of our pieces are designed and produced in an ethical manner as an effort to support American manufacturing and artisans abroad.