As you walk up the industrial warehouse steps of Andrea Emmerich's studio and down the winding halls of what was once a doll factory, her unit presents almost an idyllic soviet-era apartment of yesteryear with giant factory windows and the weight of age to match.
Miyako Bellizzi is a force to be reckoned with. She dips into it all: Styling major artists, executing breathtaking fashion campaigns, designing sick jewelry, and recently, diving head-first into Costume Design.
"From opposite ends of the East Coast, two guys moved to New York City in pursuit of a vision. They dreamed of tagged-up picket fences and dollar store jewelry as reconciled contradictions. Channeling memories of sunrise sessions and parking lot beers — of scraped elbows, loud music, and damn good times — Idle New York is clothing for your best years."
Skateboarding has not only become King's therapy, exposing her to a close-knit community of women skaters, but also serves as a catalyst for her creativity and ultimately has put her in a place where she feels like she can be her authentic self.
In Venice Beach, California, the all-women skate crew GRLSWIRL takes its cues from the smooth, graceful style of the 1970’s to create an atmosphere for women to take up the sport without judgment or inhibitions.