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 has scouted in places like New England to Wyoming. The patchwork workwear jackets and hand-stitched shirts carry a vintage Americana feel that feel worn-in and homey. Colorful and careful embroidered pieces also make a unique appearance.