When folks stroll via the door of Nigel Curtiss‘ exquisitely designed new retailer in New York’s Meatpacking district they’re enveloped in a symphony of design, colour, and sound. The music, customized curated by Syn’s Nick Wooden, Benji Compston and Derek McNiell, pays homage to Curtiss – a designer and celeb tailor whose shoppers embody Kyle MacLachlan, Derek Jeter, Tom Cruise, and Pierce Brosnan. And like Curtiss’ creations, the music assortment weaves collectively a spirited sense of favor, unapologetic irreverence, basic heritage, and wit.

Each British-born artists, Wooden and Curtiss’ longtime friendship started when the 2 labored collectively on a runway present in Tokyo for Curtiss’ launch of Comme Des Garçons Homme. They saved in contact through the years; Wooden composing music for leisure and promoting whereas Curtiss expanded his mark on the style world at Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo and his impartial, customized clientele. 

High quality craftsmanship and a ardour for immersing folks in tactical experiences are frequent floor for Curtiss and Wooden. That is evident of their collaborations, from the inaugural runway present to the New York retailer, and accompanying new model movies heralding in Curtiss’ foray into able to put on. It’s a relationship solid in mutual admiration and a shared appreciation for the intersection of style and music. Click here to watch one of the brand films.

Curtiss’ growth into RTW for each women and men, is launched in collaboration together with his spouse Monica Mitro, former govt vp of name communications and occasions at Victoria’s Secret. The entire materials used within the launch capsule are sourced from family-run and owned factories which have been part of Curtiss’ designs for many years, as a part of his dedication to ethically equipped supplies. 

Strolling via the shop, daylight catches the gold of a 200-year-old large-scale display screen, on mortgage from the Eric Thomsen Gallery.  –  an homage to Curtiss’ time in Japan, a spot Nick Wooden nonetheless calls dwelling. Racks showcase tailor-made jackets, wonderful loungewear, and crisp shirts in quite a lot of hues and prints. Songs are snapshots of time and emotion – glam rock, put up punk and new wave. Exterior, it’s beginning to get chilly. Inside, it’ll all the time be heat. 

To search out out extra about Nigel Curtiss go to: www.nigelcurtiss.com

For data on music company Syn go to syn.world