Manhattan is a prime landing strip for French labels like Comptoir des Cotonniers and Zadig et Voltaire. The latest brand to follow suit is Surface to Air, founded by Jérémie Rozan in 2000. Part clothing line, part creative studio, the multifaceted company also tackles film, music and advertising ventures, curating everything from music videos to nightclubs. Yet it’s the minimalist fashion line for men and women that shines, with its muted tones and tailored fits. Find yourself in a near clone of the Paris flagship when you visit the boutique, outfitted with polished wood floors, white-and-black walls, and spotlights on clothes in gallery-like displays. Ladies can channel effortless chic in leather-and-jersey leggings ($385) and hooded capes with toggle closures ($710). Cool ensembles for guys include exposed-zipper wool coats ($615) paired with casual henleys ($155). Pound the pavement in leather statement-makers such as women’s lace-up wedge ankle boots ($445) or men’s sleek high-tops ($480).
Surface to Air
|Venue name:||Surface to Air||Contact:|
27 Mercer St
|Cross street:||between Grand and Howard Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11:30am–7:30pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St|