The NYC Creators: Artisans That Inspire
New York City is the city that never sleeps. It’s also a city full of some of the most talented people in the world. The Creators highlights eight artisans that are not only live in the Big Apple, it’s their inspiration for creation. This special feature is part of Mr. Porter‘s The Journal series, a lovely set. Photographer Tommy Ton‘s shots are simply gorgeous while styling by Dan May is always on point. Like getting to know your neighbors, take a glimpse of the talent that call NYC home.
The piece highlights a bag and accessories maker, landscape artist, designers and carpenters, perfumers, an artist, and a knife maker. They’re all adorned in Mr. Porter duds that are styled flawlessly. Brands such as Alexander McQueen, J. Crew, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Levi, Paul Smith, Marni, Neil Barrett and much more are all worn in the shots, matching their professions to a T. Lovely and fresh, art in all forms.
Here’s an excerpt from the Q&A with designers and carpenters Sean Ennis and Angus McIntosh:
Q. What do you think accounts for the current resurgence of interest in craft?
A. People are looking for quality work with a story and a heritage. Our clients appreciate product that is original and built to last.
Q. Is New York a good place to be a craftsman? Wouldn’t it be easier in the country?
A. It might be physically easier to produce outside of Manhattan, but we wouldn’t have the network or client base we strive for.
Q. What do you wear while you’re working?
A. Jeans and T-shirts, skate shoes or work boots most of the time. In the autumn and winter we wear vintage workwear or heavyweight button-downs.
Read more about these talented people and their special crafts at Mr. Porter. fdmLOVES the NYC Creators Mr Porter selects Brigitte Segura, written by Allison Ripa. Journal Interview: Mansel Fletcher and Tom M. Ford.
Photography: Tommy Ton
Styling: Dan May
(photos by courtesy)