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 50 Capsule Wardrobes “At its most noble, it should make every purchase a special occasion.” Fashion Issue 50 What Are You Working On? David Koma’s current workload. Fashion Issue 50 Received Wisdom Marimekko’s creative director, Rebekka Bay, on leadership and finding the right work-life balance. Fashion Issue 49 Urban Doom A saturnine mélange of subversive styles. Fashion Films Issue 47 Farida Khelfa France’s fashion muse. Fashion Issue 47 Between Us The world looks brighter among old friends.