With a resume that reads like the fashion hall of fame — Hussein Chalayan, Rachel Comey, Vena Cava — it's no surprise that designer Yegang Yoo is already making serious waves with her own line of leather goods. The IMAGO-A (pronounced ee-mah-go ah) collection works with geometric and sculptural shapes for silhouettes that are both innovative and functional. Inspired by contemporary architecture, design and technology, each piece is developed with an effort toward balancing practicality and experimentation.
Chicago boutique Urban Oxygen offers menswear from established and emerging designers the world over. The curated selection includes highlights from major labels like Marc Jacobs and Marni as well as streetwear-leaning favorites like Rick Owens DRKSHDW and Adidas x Raf Simons. Urban Oxygen’s edit is strong on statement pieces for those in the know, with especially cool accessories and outerwear.
In 2013, this New York boutique opened at the intersection of Lower East Side and Chinatown — a place founders Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria felt captured their approach to design: creative, emerging and authentic. Many of Coming Soon’s relationships with the designers they carry begin with studio visits, making for a collaborative and personal approach when it comes to their selection of quirky homewares and gifts.