Corey Jermaine is the man behind the lense of our Lived In Kordal Series, capturing each woman's unique personality and essence with the click of a shutter. I met Corey about a year ago during the golden hour in Soho; he stopped to snap a photo of me and we connected quickly over style and the current state of the fashion industry. I was struck by his vivid point of view in photography and the way he balanced light, color, and shadow in his work, and I thought of him immediately as we began to plan our FW18 lookbook photoshoot. Read more about Corey's work and philosophy in our Q&A below!
I would you say it was several individuals, however, the three that stand out are: Scott Schuman, Bill Cunningham, and a college buddy of mine, who runs an IG page called KeepPittsburghDope.
What I find most interesting, is the decentralization of information due to the internet, and how that impacts how we evolve culturally. With fashion being what I’m most curious about, I want my work to continue to reflect what I view as tasteful, interesting, and honest.
I’ve always had this obsession with bringing people together from different cultures to generate honest conversations. Ultimately, I want my work to spark those conversations through the subjects I choose, location, or clothing choices made. It’s really about making you reconsider your current belief system in regards to clothing, for now.
To name a few, I would say – Barkley L. Hendricks, Glenn Ligon, and Harley Weir. I’ve been really digging back into some older works from Barkley and Glenn.
I’m currently reading James Baldwin’s A Native Son, and Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.
For the most part, I gravitate towards non-fashion types – I just love people who put together juxtaposing pieces. If I have to question why you chose those items, I’m more likely to snap you. I hate predictability.
Being invited into Kiva's home and studio is a bit like entering a dream. Sunlight pours into the space, bringing to life the mosaics of color that fill the room. She offers us tea and makes us instantly feel at home. In a gentle and intentional tone she tell us about her upcoming shows, travels and the history of her studio. Originally the home of her parents in the 1960s, her mother a modern dancer and father a painter, it's clear that creativity is the heart of this home.
Last fall we received an email from Barrie, the Brooklyn five-piece band made up of Barrie Lindsay, Dominic Apa, Spurge Carter, Sabine Holler and Noah Prebish. Lucky for us they were shooting their new album cover and asked to pull some pieces from our fall collection. We loved seeing our collection styled on both the men and women in the group and are so thrilled to share some of those photos with you here! What's even better is that we love their music, the new album is so dang good it's been on constant rotation at our studio.
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