AiENew York, USA
From the camp of Nepenthes comes AïE (Arts in Education), a new label founded in 2017 and lead by designer Kenta Miyamoto, formerly assistant designer to Daiki Suzuki of Engineered Garments for many years. With New York and London subcultures acting as the label’s key reference points, AïE produces modern, elevated takes on classic workwear silhouettes, all produced in New York’s Garment District.
As with all of Nepenthes labels, there’s a distinct emphasis on quality and design backed by years of expertise which means AïE is definitely one to watch. Fans of utilitarian favourites Needles and Engineered Garments take note.