Blog — 2020

Chopsticks In A Bundle Are Unbreakable - Mural for Pylon

Chopsticks in a Bundle Are Unbreakable • Listen as Moses and Tan reflect on what they each brought to this mural project and how they both felt connected and directed by history, culture, and purpose.     We Introduced Moses Sun and Tan Nguyen earlier this summer––not because they're styles or projects are similar, but because they're different and it seemed as though a meaningful and generative interplay was possible. We introduced them because ultimately we were hoping to commission a piece of public art in the form of a mural; we wanted to offer something to the neighborhood and...

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Fashion Going Forward: COATZ

Fashion Going Forward: COATZ

Our series “Fashion Going Forward” is about understanding how this time of isolation and ambiguity is changing the lives and work of the brands and designers we work with at Pylon. Today, we hear from Anne McCaddon of COATZ.  “To be honest the word ‘fashion’ has never really resonated with me. I was a painter and started making indigo jackets because I wanted one … and then my friend wanted one … and then I realized they were works of art too; an extension of my art practice,” she told us. “I named them, I titled them, and I got...

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Right Now: Carl Jan Cruz

Right Now: Carl Jan Cruz

For several seasons, over three or four years, we watched from afar as Carl Jan Cruz built beautifully singular collections that took ideas about tailoring, proportion, and material somewhere new while expressing something deeply familiar, too. Elements of tradition and craft, rooted in his native Philippines, are by turns overt, abstract, and nuanced. When you hear that he studied menswear at London College of Fashion and spent time at Phoebe Philo’s Celine before launching his own brand and returning home to Manila, the direction, the vibe, the aesthetic all sort of lock into place. As Carl’s island nation (where all...

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(Re)thinking Global: Colville

(Re)thinking Global: Colville

In this series, we talk to some of the designers and brands we’re offering at Pylon about how the pandemic is impacting the international aspects of their work. Today we connect with Colville designers Molly Molloy and Lucinda Chambers as well as the brand’s director of sales, Tomorrow’s Rebecca Miller. One of the things that drew us to Colville to begin with is their dedication to developing products with small groups of artisans around the world. The Colville cylinder bag—a brightly woven, Colombia-made, Italy-finished tote that we’re excited to share in our opening collections—is one such item, so we used...

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Right Now: Yusho Kobayashi

Right Now: Yusho Kobayashi

Tokyo-based Yusho Kobayashi is the first designer to weigh in on our series “Right Now,” which works like a sort of barometer for these times.  There’s a crazy-quilt energy to Yusho’s work that feels emotive, romantic, and very tender, so we were especially curious to understand how the Central Saint Martins-trained maker was faring amid the restrictions and difficulties in Japan.  “I realize I really love fashion in these days,” he told us. “Life is not much different as before; I have worked at my studio, but around me is getting different—I could not buy fabrics, every shop is closing,...

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