Monday, October 12, 2009

Walk on the Hill-Side

With fashion houses around the world feeling the ever-tightening noose of our economy (i.e., Yohji Yamamoto's recent bankruptcy), it's refreshing to see emerging labels like Emil Corsillo's The Hill-side not only surviving, but actually thriving on simplicity, charm and old-fashioned American utilitarianism. Each of his neckties and handkerchiefs are hand made in New York and manufactured with a truly unique sensibility and style. Many high-end designers should take note of Corsillo's clever re-use of denim, chambray, linen, and vintage canvas dropcloths to create a line of neckties suitable for any occasion - and any budget ($45 - $100).