KRIS HARRING SHOWS FOR NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
 
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KRIS HARRING SHOW LATEST SPRING 19 COLLECTION FOR NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

InThank you to DapperQ and Into Magazine for allowing independent designers to platform to showcase our work on a large platform.

 Actor and DJ Mursi Layne wears KRIS HARRING at the DapperQ Fashion Show at the Brooklyn Museum for NYFW. Photo by Emily Chan

Actor and DJ Mursi Layne wears KRIS HARRING at the DapperQ Fashion Show at the Brooklyn Museum for NYFW. Photo by Emily Chan

One of my biggest inspirations for the latest capsule was to step into more free flowing silouhettes and layering. Pleating is a big design detail that I work with often because it give very minimal fabrics some texture and visual interest. How do we continue to question what formalwear can be and look like on all bodies. Coming back to that, will allow me as a designer to continue to expand my design ideas and create a strong identity along the way. It is all a work in progress and one that I am loving. For more pics, see below photos by photographer Debbie Lamonte (DAG Images)

 KRIS HARRING shows 2nd capsule collection at the Brooklyn Museum for NYFW. Photo by The Street Sensai

KRIS HARRING shows 2nd capsule collection at the Brooklyn Museum for NYFW. Photo by The Street Sensai

KRIS HARRING shows 2nd Capsule Collection of Gender Fluid Eveningwear for the DapperQ Fashion Show held at the Brooklyn Museum, Thursday September 6th 2018

 
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KRIS HARRING WINS 2018 OUT MAGAZINE FASHION VANGUARD AWARD
 
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KRIS HARRING WINS 2018 OUT MAGAZINE FASHION VANGUARD AWARD!

Its taken me a week to write this post because Im still recovering from the shock!

I was one of three finalist to compete in the OUT Magazine Fashion Vanguard Competition - presenting a 5 look collection inspired by the 2018 Lexus LC and LS. 

With little time (2 weeks) and even less money, I was able to design and sew new pieces to to add to my core collection which flowed seamlessly into the design aesthetic and luxury, timeless style of the LEXUS brand. 

 UNCOMPROMISING, AUTHENTIC ARE TWO CORE VALUES OF THE LEXUS BRAND - WHICH FLOWS SEAMLESSLY INTO THE CORE VALUES OF KRIS HARRING DESIGN.

UNCOMPROMISING, AUTHENTIC ARE TWO CORE VALUES OF THE LEXUS BRAND - WHICH FLOWS SEAMLESSLY INTO THE CORE VALUES OF KRIS HARRING DESIGN.

One of the stipulations of the challenge was to select one design element from both cars to incorporate into our collections. I chose the pleat details from the inside car door and added the detail into various pieces throughout the collection, from tailoring pleats into various tuxedo shirts, pleated fabric used as overlays and mock pleat details using the pin tuck technique. 

 KRIS HARRING presenting their collection to Aaron Hickler - EIC of OUT Magazine and Cynthia Tenhouse of LEXUS

KRIS HARRING presenting their collection to Aaron Hickler - EIC of OUT Magazine and Cynthia Tenhouse of LEXUS

Finally Showtime!

 

This was an amazing experience for me - one that Ive cherish forever. Now we're back to work to focus on New York Fashion Week where I'll be showing new looks at the DapperQ Fashion Show September 6th 2018! 

 
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6/23 - NYC PRIDE + KRIS HARRING POP UP
 

 

SATURDAY 6/23 - NYC PRIDE + KRIS HARRING POP UP

Join us this Saturday 6/23 at the KRIS HARRING Studio in Bedford-Suyvesant, Brooklyn for our first Pop Up / Pride Party! I'll be selling limited edition merch from our Main Collection and Pride capsule!

Stop by, say hi & vibe to beats from DJs Xtina Starr and CHMBA!

12pm-3pm

RSVP to info@krisharring.com

 
 
 
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WONT YOU BE OUR LENDER?
 

 

I am proud of say I have accomplished a lot with a little in less than one year in business. As with all businesses, in order to grow, you need investment.

 

That is why I am happy to announce that I've partnered with KIVA (the first and largest micro-lending service in the world that has distributed over $1Billion in 2005, in 82 different countries and to 2.7 million borrowers) This is a zero percent interest loan, that will help me expand on my first collection, order fabrics and trims, expand our marketing and sales initiatives and present our line to retailers.

So far, we are at 36% of the goal powered by 35 lenders! We have 24 days left to reach our loan raising goal so if you can, please support and emerging designer and brand!

 

 
 
 
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JUST RELEASED - KRIS HARRING SIGNATURE GENDER "Neutral" COLLECTIBLES! - SHOP NOW -
 

 

This past month, I collaborated with talented photographer Paul Morejon, stylist Fabienne Amisial, makeup artist Stephanie Wooley and model/DJ Xtina Starr to shoot my first look book editorial. Take a look at some of the behind the scenes coverage.

 
 

Just in time for Pride Month 2018! 

Im releasing a signature collection of Gender "Neutral" Hats, Tees, Tanks & Mugs just in time for Pride 2018! This limited edition release will be available through June - support the brand and pick up collectible items for yourself, your family and friends!

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FIT DESIGN ENTREPRENEURS
 

FIT DESIGN ENTREPRENEURS

These past two months have seem to fly by. I've been working hard on completing and submitting my business plan for the FIT Design Entrepreneurs pitch competition. The final pitch is on June 6th.

Thanks to everyone who helped me over the last four months get this together, I truly appreciate your support!

Next in news....Im one step closer in production for our first capsule launch!

Take a peek at some BTS footage of our first 001 Collection photoshoot.

Shot by Paul Morejon. Styled by Fabienne Amisial. Model: Christina Thompson

 
 

MARCH/APRIL IN PHOTOS

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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! - TAKE OUR SURVEY
 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! - TAKE OUR SURVEY

February seemed to fly by! I'm not sure where the days went but a lot has been progressing in the design studio. While we are working hard on production of our capsule collection to be released online this Spring and beginning design research on collection 2, were also looking to get to know more about you. In order for us to better the brand and, we need your help!

 

We've created a short survey to get your thoughts on the state of mainstream fashion, your experiences shopping for clothing and what we, as designers, can do to improve the experience.

CLICK BELOW

Next in news....

As we move into Spring and Summer, we are also looking to bring on some interns to help prepare for our next fashion show in September!

If you are a student or graduate who wants to get in on the ground with an emerging, innovative fashion brand, we encourage you to apply!

APPLY FOR OUR SPRING/SUMMER 2018 INTERNSHIPS!

If you are a driven, self-motivated college student or graduate living in NYC, want to get in on the ground floor of an innovative start-up brand, we welcome you to apply to our Design, Social Media Marketing and E-Commerce Internships.

Our design intern must be NYC based, Social Media/Marketing intern can be remote but preference will be given to NYC based talent are we're also looking for an outstanding E-Commerce Intern who can work with us either in the studio or remotely! You will need to be available at least two days or 16 hours/week as we prepare for our capsule and e-comm launch, trunk shows and September fashion show! Schedule will be flexible. Student Credit may be available if needed. Lunch and Transportation stipend will be provided. 

Deadline to Apply is March 15, 2018 - see info below

 
 

KRIS HARRING is one of 24 companies selected for the 2018 Class of FIT Design Entrepreneurs Program, a mini-MBA program for emerging design entrepreneurs to help propel their brands for success in a very competitive fashion industry. From intensives with leading professionals in branding, marketing, sales, digital marketing, production and finance, we are paired with a mentor to help develop our business plans for submission to pitch our business for funding.

  KRIS HARRING  is one of 24 companies selected for the  2018 Class of FIT Design Entrepreneurs Program , a mini-MBA program for emerging design entrepreneurs to help propel their brands for success in a very competitive fashion industry. From intensives with leading professionals in branding, marketing, sales, digital marketing, production and finance, we are paired with a mentor to help develop our business plans for submission to pitch our business for funding.

 

FEBRUARY IN PHOTOS

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Inside My BROOKLYN LIVE/WORK STUDIO
 
INSIDE MY BROOKLYN LIVE/WORK STUDIO
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I started my company unofficially in the summer of 2016 after a friend insisted  I design her a custom suit for her wedding. I was like "are you sure you want me to do this, this is one of the most important days of your life".

At that time, I was only two years of out of design school at the Fashion Institute of Technology and still getting adjusted to working full-time as a Menswear Designer. Though I had made a suit for my final collection, which was the most grueling experience of my life, I wasn't really sure I was ready for that level of responsibility on my shoulders yet. I mean its a wedding and its custom. Talk about pressure.

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But being the type of person that I am - I always say yes and figure the rest out later. I took her measurements, sketched some styles out, sourced fabric and trims at one of the two fabric stores I was familiar with (MOOD), found a tailor to work with me and the rest was history. The first thing that ever had my name on it ended up in the NY Times and NY Magazine Weddings. 

It wasn't until the following year, February 2017 that  I decided if I was going to be serious about turning this into a business, I needed a true workspace. Thanks to my Aunt who is an interior designer and a magician working with my small budget, she helped convert my living room into a cozy yet productive live/work space. Its here that I designed and produced my first capsule collection for NYFW in September and do alterations and custom design work for clients. 

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What I love most about the space is that both sides have two very different feelings to them but flow together effortlessly. My drafting and sewing area has an industrial feel. I sit there and im on a "lets get shit done" type of vibe while the other side I feel instant calm . I believe your workspace should fit your personality, especially when you spend so much of your time there. Im a very laid back, low key person, which feels like a complete opposite of someone living in NYC and working in the fashion industry most times, but to be in a space that keeps me motivated and inspired but also calmed and humble is essential and has helped me progress and focus in business.

One thing I hope for, however is more storage space but for now its a great set up for me to think of new ideas and design into them, welcome new clients for alterations and fittings and also have friends and family over for dinner and drinks. 

 
 

“I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF INDIVIDUALITY AND SELF EXPRESSION THROUGH FASHION AND AS A DESIGNER, IT IS MY GOAL TO SHOWCASE THAT CLOTHING HAS NO GENDER.” -KRIS HARRINGTON

 
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