VICENZI is an American Made clothing brand committed to natural, regenerative materials and a circular supply chain. For this latest Remade collection, available exclusively at BORO in Detroit and online at borodetroit.com, designer Allison Vicenzi utilized natural dyeing with indigo, madder, zinnia, turmeric, avocado, and marigold; hand embroidery; carved wooden block printing with eco-inks; and sewing reworks… Continue reading BORO hosts VICENZI Remade Collection Nº2
Note on Beginnings
A new blazer cannot change your life – but it certainly changed mine.
Privileged to choose
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
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
From the desktop of A. Vicenzi
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
Kintsugi and the Art of Imperfection
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
action cures fear.
Four months ago, I woke up with a chilling thought that I was way behind schedule. It was a dreary September morning — September 15th, my twenty-sixth birthday — and as I leapt out of bed, I decided I had to start a company. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to start… Continue reading action cures fear.