The Essence, specializes in contemporary men’s and women’s clothing. Its inspiration is drawn from elements in art, fashion, film, athletics and music. The urban undercurrent of the collection was inspired specifically by New York City hip hop culture of the 1990s that shaped the lives of a generation. Their goal is to draw from bits and pieces of that era and offer a fresh interpretation.
Looks are styled with excessive layering while some utilize symbolic graphics and creative wordplay all with the use of mixed media materials to create unique pieces that feel custom and considered. The line includes wool, leather, suede, fatigue and denim based outerwear along with modified jerseys, shorts, joggers and headwear. . A timeless and classic range of clothing that’s built to last, The Essence represents the drive of creative individuals with an unwavering and never ending passion, the world over.
With The Essence slowly making waves outside of their NYC home, now is the time – much like the musical imports that the city has delivered over the past 4 decades – for the brand to make their mark on global popular culture at large.
Select pieces are currently available to purchase via their website.
Text: Professor B