Learning hikizome with Kyoto dye artist Takeshi Nakajima

Hikizome is a traditional Japanese technique of painting with a brush to dye fabrics. Join designer Jenny Lai for a visit with contemporary dye artist Takeshi Nakajima in Kyoto! Read more

Tamiya Raden: From seashells to Textiles in Kyoto

How are seashells transformed into textiles? We visit innovative company Tamiya Raden in Kyotango, Kyoto to find out. Read more

Sabbatical Notes: 7 Kimono Textiles To Marvel At

Highlighting seven exquisite hand-made kimono textiles from designer Jenny Lai's visit to Hirota Tsumugi's showroom in Kyoto, Japan. Read more

Inside Designer's Sketchbook: Tokyo Street Style

Designer Jenny Lai's street style sketches from Tokyo, Japan. Read more

Traditional Japanese Stencil Dyeing: A visit to Tomita Dye Crafts

Tomita Dye Crafts specializes in Komon dyeing, a traditional Japanese dye technique using resist paste and hand-cut stencils of small scale patterns. Come behind-the-scenes with designer Jenny Lai ... Read more

Bioplastic reimagined through a couture lens

Bioplastic reimagined through a couture lens. Notes from our June 2022 design residency with Lien Tong at Gem Studio Oakland. Read more

Film Release: "From Within"

A fashion collaboration between designer Jenny Lai and percussionist Mike Truesdell. Read more

Chanel's Maisons d'Arts

A glimpse into Chanel's Maisons d'Art at le19M - a project bringing together 600 artisans of the highest craftsmanship and innovation. Read more

Berlin Studio Visit: Designer Dennis Chuene

A visit to designer Dennis Chuene's new studio and the stories behind his textile art pieces. Read more

Opening March 24: Metaverse Fashion Week Exhibition

Our virtual exhibition Unplanned Paths showcases eight years of collaboration between photographer Andrew Boyle and designer Jenny Lai. Read more

Profile: Jewelry Designer Silvia D'Avila

Brazilian-born, Queens-based jewelry designer Silvia D'Avila has long been a kindred spirit. I'm so pleased to have the opportunity to visit Silvia's jewelry studio and catch up! Read more

The Performance: "Outside In"

Enjoy photos from our theatrical debut at St Anns Warehouse Puppet Lab! Read more

The Classical Musician's Dilemma: What to Wear?

Violinist Katha Zinn and designer Jenny Lai chat about how musicians choose what to wear and their new video collaboration on Ysayë "Obsession" Sonata. Read more

Notes on a Sabbatical

Since I discovered graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister’s work as a design student over 10 years ago, I was drawn to his practice of taking year-long sabbaticals every seven years, while being the h... Read more

Upcoming: Shop-in-Studio Feb 11, 2022

It's the last chance before Summer to try on in-person your favorite styles at the designer's studio! Read more

Puppet Lab at St Anns Warehouse Feb. 17 - 20, 2022

Join me at St Anns Warehouse in DUMBO for a festival of new puppet theater to see original works created from our artists' residency. Read more

A Debut in the Metaverse Feb. 4, 2022

Attend the virtual premiere of violinist Audrey Wright and pianist Yundu Wang’s music video at a brand new virtual performance venue in the Metaverse, The Chockablock! Read more

Shop the Sale: 11/18 Holiday Party

Get into the holiday spirit at our in-person sale at NOT's design studio November 18th 5 - 8 PM. Up to 50% off select styles. Read more

Recent Music and Dance Collaborations

Highlighting a few artists you should know and meaningful community-centered projects to delve deeper into.  Read more

Creating theater: A peek behind-the-scenes

Documentary photos of new theater piece combining clothing, puppetry, and mime theater for St. Ann's Warehouse. Read more