Meet the creative forces behind two casual-cool menswear lines; then shop with our TONY discounts.
Mon Nov 29 2010
Jason shirt, $131 (normally $175), at libernewyork.com
Pablo shirt, $120 (normally $160), at libernewyork.com
Barry blazer, $263 (normally $350), at libernewyork.com
Charlie cardigan, $165, at NOS Men's Store
Frank shirt, $120 (normally $160), at libernewyork.com
Designer Juhea Kim
Juhea Kim of Liber New York
Who she is: The Korea-born Princeton grad has dabbled in the arts her whole life—as a ballerina, cellist and, more recently, fashion intern for designer Adam Lippes. In 2009, Kim launched her own menswear line, Liber New York, named after the Roman god of wine and revelry. "I have very clear ideas of what a man should look like," she says, noting that her clothes are created for free-spirited, Bohemian guys.
About the line: Kim designs for her ideal male. "I'm really inspired by the American man, especially musicians who have strong style like Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan," she says. She incorporates soft cottons, neutral colors and a relaxed fit into her collection of button-downs, blazers, cardigans and pants ($55--$390)—all of which are made in the Garment District. Kim recently teamed up with South Carolina jewelry designer Beth Coiner to introduce a men's accessories line that will include cufflinks, silver rings and bracelets.
Where to find it: Online at libernewyork.com. Enter the code "TONY" at checkout for 25 percent off all purchases through January 15. Or at NOS Men's Store, 165 Front St between Bridge and Jay Sts (718-422-0095, nosboutique.com). Mention TONY for 25 percent off all Liber New York items through December 25.
Daniel Feldman of Feltraiger | Juhea Kim of Liber New York