Fashion studios


Thom Browne talks about the virtues of minimalism, the color gray and having his staff members dress as if he’s their father.


David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, British school friends and co-CEOs of Rag & Bone, discuss how sitting side by side in their Meatpacking District office informs their creative process.


The designer Dries Van Noten explains the creative choices behind his Antwerp studio and shows his enormous fabric collection.


Rick Owens describes how his creativity used to thrive on chaos before he transformed his five-story building in an upscale Parisian neighborhood into an open ascetic space.


Jonathan Anderson chats about the evolution of his small fashion label while balancing his new position as creative director at Loewe, the Spanish luxury brand.


Alber Elbaz, the creative director for Lanvin about how his all-black office in Paris is the only place he feels “skinny and beautiful.”


Narciso Rodriguez has rocks from the birthplace of Aphrodite in his office.


Giambattista Valli, an Italian fashion designer based in Paris, chats about his dream to have a maison d’haute couture that honors the past, but also feels contemporary.


Text Vanessa Friedman

Sketches by Thom Browne

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