Edited by Jessica Lapidos
Jonathan Simkhai has got the eye. While perusing the better part of his Spring 2012 collection on the Lower East Side at A. Turen (neon tweed with mesh insets, multi texture mullet tees, sheer panelled maxis), store owner Ashley Turen tells me about how once his collection arrived at the store, he spent five hours merchandising the store and tricking out the displays. He’s well involved with his stockists, and is making clothes that want to be worn. A NY native, he got the fashion itch at 14, worked retail on the buying front, continued onto Parsons & FIT, and now at 26, he’s designing salaciously wearable collections. See a taste of Spring and Fall ’12 here.