“A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.” —Hardy Aimes

Take a look at Fischer and it’s easy to see how designer Kristina Angelozzi chose this as her favorite quote. Very rarely can you find an entire clothing line that exists of clothing designed for well…living. Angelozzi sought to create just that with Fischer, a line designed for both men and women. An avid traveler, Angelozzi has traveled the globe searching for beautiful fabrics. In fact, it’s admittedly one of the most exciting parts of developing each season. She lets the fabrics tell their own story and designs around the story discovered. The intermixing of the fabrics across both the men’s and women’s collections share her ideology that while typically men’s and women’s collections are thought of as separate, to Angelozzi they can be complement. She tells Ecouterre. “The cohesion with every piece is surely a byproduct of everything coming straight out of my head. The seasonal collections, though they vary, are still very much an evolution, each season building upon the previous.”

Fischer, Kristina Angelozzi, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, made in the U.S.A., eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

Despite the possible efficiency and cost-saving to be had by producing abroad, Angelozzi has decided to dedicate her production to be 100 percent American made. When asked why, Angelozzi has a romantic ideal that we agree is worth preserving. “America has a huge history in textile and garment manufacturing, which has, sadly, been decaying all around us for the past century. I like the idea of protecting the craft of, as well as the jobs created by it.” This passion shows through in her designs. The entire line features neutral and rustic fabrics worn on unique, yet wearable silhouettes. Each piece evokes a taste of Americana. Although the costs might be higher, Angelozzi says, “Manufacturing here just feels right, if I’m going to make products, I want to do it the best way possible. If people want cheap imported products—there’s plenty of that around.”

While expanding the line is definitely in Angelozzi’s field of vision, she’d like it to grow organically by layering on different categories. Additionally, and uniquely we might add, Angelozzi would like to add a hybrid workspace for her customers that would also function as a brick and mortar shop. Customers will be able to bring their clothes in for repairs of alterations, thereby lengthening the life of each piece and bringing the concept sustainability home. Angelozzi says, “I’d love to create a workspace that’s very community oriented and focused as much on the products as the people that make and purchase them.”

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