Mona Kowalska’s studio sits right below her shop on Mulberry Street, an area within walking distance of some of the coolest independent brands in New York City—Noah, Creatures of Comfort, No.6—and far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the chain-store fashion purgatory of SoHo for her to catch a glimpse of tranquility. When I meet her, the designer is in the middle of creating patterns for A Détacher’s next collection (she makes all of her own prints too), This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-One Buy Now Related Stories Fashion Issue 19 Nick Wakeman Creating a menswear-inspired line for women, Nick Wakeman welcomes the challenges arising from forging new aesthetic territories. Fashion Issue 19 Camille Tanoh Camille Tanoh found his niche working for Pierre Hardy and Paul Smith. Now he’s blazing a path for the next generation of French designers. Fashion Issue 19 The Heat of the Moment Wide eyes, tense muscles, goose-bumped skin and sweat-dotted brows. Fashion Issue 19 On Courage The English word “courage” comes from the Latin term “cor,” meaning “heart", yet we often assign this virtue to acts of mere physical fortitude. Fashion Issue 19 This Tall to Ride Amusement parks offer us a taste of danger as sweet as cotton candy. Fashion Issue 19 Keeping Tempo: Henrik Vibskov From creating outlandish fashion shows to drumming in several bands, Henrik Vibskov keeps things unpredictable with his freestyle approach.