NEW YORK — The two half-brothers behind Kesner believe their unique mix of little-known labels will set their store apart from those selling the other trendy brands already being offered in the West Village.
Matthew Simon and Philip Silverman quit their jobs last year and set off on a tour of Europe, visiting fashion shows, showrooms and men’s stores in Florence, Milan, Paris, London and Barcelona in search of vendors and inspiration. With very little fashion experience—24-year-old Silverman worked for over a year as a buyer in Bloomingdale’s children’s department and his brother worked in the New York Knicks front office—the duo managed to secure exclusives with designers such as Antonio Azzuolo, Marchand Drapier and Melinda Gloss, who don’t sell to other U.S. shops.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"