Committed to producing pieces that age with beauty and grace using an harmonious mix of materials, subtle colour and considered proportions, Chiyome Studio’s minimalist perspective reflects designer Anna Lynett Moss’ Japanese heritage and the inspiration she draws upon to shape the brand’s aesthetic.
Pronounced Chee-o-meh, the name honours Anna’s great grandmother and acts as an umbrella to two separate collections. With all products designed and manufactured in New York City, each design passes through many hands enabling an artisan process that begins with the sourcing of materials through minority-owned small local businesses that supply the vegetable tanned leathers and Fair Trade woods amongst others.
Referencing tents and A-frame houses and questioning ‘what is essential?’, the Inaugural Collection is a defiant, yet supremely sophisticated objection to the current trend in fashion for excessive decoration and adornment.
The Hover Collection, on the other hand, is influenced by the designer’s exploration of utilitarian and industrial materials that have been re-imagined and designed to emit a luxurious aesthetic that gives no hint of their humble beginnings
Clearly a designer with an ideology that argues against the status quo, Anna is as committed to the causes she believes in as she is to her art. In support of survivors of human trafficking, the designer instigated the innovative contracted work program ‘Impact’ to drive both awareness and social consciousnesses within the fashion industry to support and honour those that suffer injustice and inequality in the dog eat dog city that is New York.
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PHOTOGRAPHY Christopher Saunders