Nearly three years ago, I chose to rebuild my life. Changed career paths, gave up my much-loved apartment in Brooklyn, donated, swapped or sold most of my wardrobe. Made new friends and deliberately reconnected with some I’d fallen out of touch with. I joined professional groups, created more, wrote more (and deep-sixed more). Experimented on… Continue reading Privileged to choose
Clothing isn’t made by robots in a lab. It’s part science, part art, and almost entirely dependent upon people like us. Agile human hands and resourceful minds keep the process running smoothly, across international borders, with minimal waste and optimal integrity. We’ll use the production process for our Blazer Nº1 to take you on this colorful journey – from sheep to shop.
Why and How We Work Design Ethos VICENZI explores ways to make beautiful and thoughtful things, to help humans and nature connect and live as one. We started this company as a project dedicated to mapping out a circular design ecosystem. Sustainability is a philosophy and a commitment; circular design is a specific path forward.… Continue reading Design Philosophy
To whom it may concern: In the early days of 2016, I set out on a personal mission to create “The Perfect Blazer.” I did not know where to begin. I only knew I had to make a sample version — a “prototype” — and continue to tweak and refine until the design matched my… Continue reading From the desktop of A. Vicenzi
Circular design and supply chains are a realistic, exciting alternative to the unnecessary waste and inefficiencies of linear business models of the past
This is our team mascot, Kintsugi. I rescued him from a street corner stall on Hollywood Road in Hong Kong’s Central District, in the early days of 2016. I dusted off his plastic white frame, but could not fix his raised paw, indented on the pinky corner. I’m glad I couldn’t. To me, he is perfect!… Continue reading Kintsugi and the Art of Imperfection
For one weekend only, we proudly invite you to a pop-up event for the history books. Shoes for men, blazers for ladies, fun for all!
the year I decided anything was possible
Domers reflect on their undergraduate experience
on finding a problem to solve, and a place to start