Yoga apparel line Vyayama was born from a desire to make clothing that reflects the yogic values of thoughtfulness and respect for all things. From the ultimate black legging (read on to find out what makes it so different) to a delicate cashmere sweater to wear outside the yoga studio, Vyayama’s collections are minimal and versatile, and push the envelop of ecofriendliness. I caught up with founder Rachel Bauer and her creative team to talk about the yoga wear brand's origins, design inspiration, and the challenges surrounding making sustainability sexy.
A chance silk screening class led stylist, textile artist, and designer Mengly Hernandez to begin creating scarves for friends and family. The word spread quickly about Hernandez’s gorgeous handmade pieces and she launched her line LINEA Germania in response. We sat down with the artist/designer to talk about the ethics that drive her brand, her recent trip to Nepal and how it all began with a lucky encounter in New York.
“I always had a desire to understand the business side of fashion,” says Cienne founder and creative director Nicole Heim. A designer trained at L.A.’s Fashion Institute of Design and N.Y.C.’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Heim worked in corporate design at global retailer Victoria’s Secret for years before finding herself creatively unsatisfied and frustrated with the waste involved in corporate fashion.