Nicholas and Christopher Kunz retreated to upstate New York, where they had recently completed work on an “upcycled shed,” powered by solar panels and built entirely from recycled wood and discarded glass. This architectural undertaking was both a labor of love and a prime example of the brother-sister duo’s work ethos. “Creating a world reflective of the things you love,” Christopher explained at a studio appointment.

There were pant-skirt hybrids and nifty knee-length sweaters that could literally be flipped upside down and worn as a shorter shawl knit. By far, the alpaca-wool pieces were the star of the show. The Kunzes source the sustainable, nontoxic fibers from Peruvian ranchers; they are completely free of dye. Hard to believe, given the incredible richness of a caramel-color maxi dress, the depth of a charcoal wool top. Sometimes, Mother Nature does it best.


Published in Vogue by MONICA KIM