Inspired by an appreciation for history and sentimentality for personal narratives, Emily Bode, a graduate of Parsons, launched menswear brand Bode as an exploration into the past and it’s relationship with the present. Emily is the first woman to showcase a menswear brand during NYFW.
The New York based label focuses on traditional quilting and mending techniques where each piece is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Emily’s lower Manhattan apartment-turned-showroom has become riddled with old textiles and pieces of quilts that she's scouted in places from New England to Wyoming. The colorful patchwork workwear jackets and hand-stitched shirts carry a vintage Americana feel that is worn-in and homey.