August 27th, 2014

Our friends at Freshness Mag stopped by our NYC headquarters to check out the style of our three managing partners: Coltrane Curtis, Lisa Chu, and Sky Gellatly. They explained their style and inspiration while also sharing how they’ve emerged into their roles at Team Epiphany. Their style is top-notch, but their stories are even better. 

Find out what they were wearing and more HERE

August 14th, 2014

What if you could access all the top-brands that can be found on Spring Street, or better yet all of the top designers you love right on your phone?

Now you can with the launch of Spring, a new app that facilitates e-commerce. A simple Swipe enables you to skip the line, and make purchase without ever leaving your home. The app’s feed resembles that of Instagram, where users can follow brands, like pictures, and swipe to complete a purchase. A like enables users to interact with brands and receive relevant updates such as upcoming sales, or potential product shortages (a marketers dream come true). What really sets Spring apart is how the app integrates with third-party brands’ existing e-commerce infrastructure. As a result, the post checkout experience (i.e. receipt, shipping, customer service) is seamless and the remaining shopping experience resembles that of the brand’s website. Spring is simplicity at its finest – one app to shop all the brands you love.

July 31st, 2014

When you think of fashion FENDI often comes to mind, and we can now say the same about real estate. Just when we thought the fashion house had done it all, it launched a new collection none of us were expecting – FENDI Château Residences. The waterfront apartments were designed in partnership with luxury developer Château Group. The 58 upscale residences will go on sale in 2016 with a price range of $5 million to $22 million.

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July 22nd, 2014

Classic Americana, English tailoring, innovative design. Recently, it seems like Mark McNairy’s collections have it all. His Spring-Summer 2015 collection of menswear and footwear, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, exemplifies the perfect fusion of preppy and hipster. The resulting outfits are fresh and could definitely change next summer’s look – ice cold Heineken in hand of course.

(Source: GQ)

July 17th, 2014

Fifty states, Fifty Shades of Gray, 50 Cent, and now FIFTY (very) limited edition Public School x Nike Air Jordan 1s. Maxwell and Dao-Yi founded the “streetwear-high fashion” hybrid clothing line Public School in 2007, since then the company has gone on to win it’s fair share of awards and accolades. However, its latest shoe release may be one of the brands biggest feats. Special edition collaborative work with Nike Air Jordan is only reserved for clothing industry elites, and now Public School has it’s very own special edition pair.

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July 10th, 2014

From MTV’s “Style VJ” to perennial style icon, Coltrane Curtis knows how to put an outfit together. Freshness Magazine stopped by the office to have a chat with our Managing Partner about the subject he is so well-versed in. Take a look to get the inside scoop on his most valued possessions, and the stories behind them. He rarely shares tips like these beyond these walls, so take note.

June 11th, 2014

Just in time for Father’s Day, Managing Partner Coltrane Curtis was featured in an article about his lifestyle, his son (Ellington), and his son’s closet. Well Rounded NY, a pregnancy resource for city dwellers, took the time to acknowledge both Coltrane’s sense of style, and more importantly his passion for fatherhood. These characteristics contribute to Ellington and Coltrane’s morning routine and probably the world’s freshest kid’s closet. The article made two things clear: that style in the kid’s section does exist, and raising a kid in New York City is a doable challenge.

Take a look at the article as well as the photos posted to get a sneak-peak into the family’s routine, and Ellington’s legendary closet. 

May 5th, 2014

Nail art is a trend that has become increasingly popular over the last few years thanks to many fashion designers, artists, and celebrities. Nowadays, nails are just as important to a woman’s ensemble as a shirt or skirt is. 

New Yorkers now have a reason to rejoice, as Paintbox is the newest addition to the spa scene. The modern manicure studio offers a curated selection of both nail art and classic manicures.Taking cues from fashion designers’ seasonal releases, the studio’s current collection is aptly titled, SS14. There are twenty five styles to choose from, all of them being customizable to every woman’s taste. Newly-opened on Crosby Street, Paintbox is sure to become a destination for the most stylish city-dwellers. 

February 11th, 2014

Mark McNairy debuted his New Amsterdam Fall 2014 RTW collection earlier today at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center during New York Fashion Week. Only a few hours after showing, McNairy’s collection has received rave reviews from GQ and the NYTimes.

Known for shirking apropos fashion week etiquette, a few of McNairy’s models enjoyed cold Heineken while walking the runway. Over the last two years, Heineken has been working with the American fashion designer. This runway integration marks the second time models have sipped the beer during a McNairy show. The designer has collaborated with the brand and the #Heineken100 program since 2012.

November 22nd, 2013

VILLA, the premier urban lifestyle fashion retailer, has partnered with Timberland to release 1,200 pairs of the JTM (Ruby Red) Boot – modeled after Timberland’s iconic 6” silhouette – in an effort to make the world a better place.

Nicknamed the “JTM boot,” 10% of sales will benefit the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club in Philadelphia, PA – the first Boys Club to serve African Americans. Money raised will also support programming for the VILLA Teen Center established at the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club.

Learn more about the boot on GQ.com.

November 5th, 2013

In celebration of Damien Hirst’s ‘Relics’ exhibit at the Al Riwaq Exhibition Space in Qatar, the artist teamed up with Miuccia Prada to create a pop-up juice bar.

Housed in a Bedouin tent, the ‘Prada Oasis and Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy Juice Bar’ was designed to replicate Hirst’s 1990s ‘Pharmacy Restaurant’ exhibit and a nearby Prada boutique once housed in a traditional sheep hair tent.  For the project, Prada created 20 limited edition ‘Entomology’ Plexiglas bags, which encase bejeweled beetles.

The proceeds from the sale of the bespoke bags benefited the Sheikha’s Reach Out To Asia non-profit organization that aims to improve youth access to education in Asia and the Middle East. 

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October 14th, 2013

Scott Morrison, the brain behind denim brands Paper Denim & Cloth and Earnest Sewn, pushes the boundaries with his 7,300 square foot denim concept shop, 3x1. Unveiled in 2011, the shop can best be described as part retail shop, part gallery, with in house production allowing patrons to see the action first hand. Each pair of jeans is limited edition, with only between 8-24 pair made of any given style and is fully customizable with 60 unique selvedge denims from all around the world.  The shop also offers bespoke services allowing customers to work with Morrison and his patternmaker from start to finish on their pair of jeans.  All good things come at a lofty price; your perfect pair of 3x1 jeans can cost upwards of $800.

October 11th, 2013

In the latest  #Heineken100 collaboration, Heineken has partnered with Los Angeles based KILLSPENCER to craft a premium leather daypack.  The bag is carefully constructed from black leather and finished off with a suede bottom with the signature Heineken green detailing.  The interior pocket serves as a tablet compartment, while the Heineken X KILLSPENCER logo-piece doubles as a passport holder. The daypack also includes a Swiss-made Riri Antique Silver zipper, foam padded leather straps and a leather handle.

The #Heineken100 project has collaborated with Mark McNairy in the past and has projects with Japanese denim icon NEIGHBORHOOD and artist Eric Haze in the works.  

September 27th, 2013

In a world where the overuse of superlatives has made them hollow and meaningless, Mariano Rivera still stands out undeniably as the greatest. The famed Yankees pitcher, regarded as the greatest closer of all time, is closing out his final season in baseball with much fanfare. Elaborate ceremonies, touching moments, and moving words have all helped cement the reality that after 19 long years, fans will no longer hear the loud thrum of “Enter Sandman” late in the game as Mariano takes the field. Cutting through the commemorative clutter, Nike produced this one-of-a-kind pack that includes a custom “Sierra Circular” Destroyer Jacket, custom Mariano cleats, an inscribed Nike Pro Gold Tradition glove, custom Nike TR Max 360s, a Nike cotton men’s tee, and a Nike wool blend fitted with “MO42” logo on the front. The sendoff pack—which came in a box bearing a fitting inscription—is just for Mo, but if you want a piece of the legendary action, Nike has made the men’s cotton tee shirt available here

September 25th, 2013

When you think of New York City, there is no one better to capture the spirit of the town than Brooklyn’s finest. Barneys New York is teaming up with rap legend Jay Z to ring in the holiday season with “A New York Holiday,” a collection celebrating everything the Big Apple represents.

The luxury retailer and Jay Z are partnering with some of today’s most successful and popular fashion houses, including Balenciaga, Balmain, Lanvin, The Elder Statesman and En Noir to name a few. 

There is no doubt that this collaboration will deliver over the top and memorable themes to pay homage to Jay Z’s hometown. Barneys New York will also donate 25 percent of sales from “A New York Holiday” to the Shawn Carter Foundation. Bring on the holidays.

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