EVENTS: common thread nyfw 2018

February 19, 2018

For NYFW we joined forces with a few of our favorite local creatives on a limited edition capsule collection, "Common Thread". Thread masters Chris & Clayton Griggs of The Griggs Brothas, helped us to create custom embroidered necklaces while Designer Joshua Joseph of Rebels to Dons crafted one-of-a-kind track pants with select Lulu Frost vintage and antique buttons. To celebrate the collaboration, we threw a kick-off party at the Lulu Frost studio where guests had the opportunity to customer items on the spot, while enjoying local bites and sweet tunes.

Afterwards, we caught up with The Griggs Brothas and Joshua Joseph to hear more about their process and what keeps them inspired.

Q: Tell us a bit about your background and how you began working in fashion.

A: Our love of fashion started in high school. After Fashion College in Miami we have been blessed to work for some of the top companies in the industry - Ralph Lauren, Sean John, Nike and many more. We were able to start a custom shop at Opening Ceremony in 2016 that is still there today called the "Get Personal Shop".

Q: What's your favorite part about working together as twins/brothers?

A: It's easy, we understand each other so it makes for an easy work environment.

Q: Where do you find inspiration?

A: Everyday walking the streets of NYC.

Q: What is it about the Lulu Frost brand that you connect with?

A: The versatility of Lulu is what we love the most, you can get something modern but can also get amazing vintage pieces as well.

Q: What's up next for The Griggs Brothas?

A: Continue pushing the boundaries of creativity.

Q: Tell us a bit about your background and how you began working in fashion?

A: At age 12 I had a passion for art, DJ & MC. At age 16 a lot changed in my life. I started working at my family's Rastafarian craft shop in Brooklyn - making hats, leather goods and detail garments. Hands on training I was blessed with!

Q: What's the meaning behind the name 'Rebels to Dons'?

A: Rebels to Dons is a lifestyle brand. A way of life. It's self-building and aspiring. Sharpening your craft until you become a master of it. That's Rebels to Dons!

Q: Where do you find inspiration?

A: To find balance, my inspiration sometimes varies from anthropology to different cultures and lifestyles - layering it with vintage patterns and textiles.

Q: What is it about the Lulu Frost brand that you connect with?

A: I connect with Lulu through vision, I love the approach of the brand and the diversity of the designs. From vintage to modern... it goes great with Rebels.

Q: What's up next for Rebels to Dons?

A: We go Rebel Sport 2018 collection coming up next.