I'm taking Thursdays to feature makers/designers that I love and would totally wear with one of our ascots as a way to support my community and have some fun styling!
As most of you know, and for those new to Lilian Asterfield, this is a body positive space and an accessory for ALL humans. Our accessories are gender neutral and will always advocate for my LGBTQIA+ community. As a queer designer, providing space to celebrate all humans, designers/artists/makers, is very important to me.
Today I'm featuring one of my favorite bespoke suiting designers, Bindle & Keep located in Clinton Hill, NY. Rae Tutera (clothier and Bindle & Keep's public ambassador) and Daniel Friedman (founder and head tailor) provide suiting for EVERYBODY, offering a safe and body positive experience. Their suits are gorgeously tailored with an attention to detail to swoon over.
Check out the documentary "Suited" on HBO, from producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, about Bindle & Keep's story. Bindle & Keep opened their doors in 2011 a few years after I launched Lilian Asterfield, and was such a beacon for me as a designer. Since then I have followed along their journey and am so proud of what they have achieved. It is my dreamiest of dreams to own one of their amazing suits, check out their beautiful and welcoming website and instagram to see more!
(image screen shot of their instagram feed)