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Wrapping up our two-part Timberland series A Day in NYC With… Matt Singer, former creative director of Jack Spade and director of his namesake label, Matt Singer takes us to one final destination which fuels his creativity. Based in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, Matter Practice is an architecture design firm filled with modern and industrial characteristics. Located near the waterfront, the narrow cobblestone street that leads up to their spacious loft welcomes visitors to the inspirational hub. Here, Singer interpolates designs from the realm of architecture to fashion. Matter’s numerous projects rethink how space and community integrate – themes which parallel Singer’s own design identity in catering to the cultural demographic. Via installations and exhibitions, Matter Practice explores the environment’s relationship with architecture and its shifts in modern communication. Inspired by New York’s diverse culture, Singer has collaborated with Matter Practice on a mobile lending library project that is touring the country, utilizing both labels’ strengths in arts to provide a truly mind-expanding place for creative individuals to mix.
For this visit, Matt Singer swapped his rustic look for something slightly more modish. He layers an oxford cloth button-down from the Matt Singer range with a Timberland Bullbuck Trench Coat, while a salmon-colored canvas and suede belt contrast again his grey wool pants. Adding a pair of Timberland Boot Company Wodehouse Chukkas, the result is an appealing outfit suitable for the office or after-work drinks with friends.
The Day in NYC with… Matt Singer series has given insight to some of New York’s most inventive spots, where innovative design and passionate craftsmanship provide inspiration for artisans like Matt Singer and his collaborators. Our visits to such fashion, art and design destinations are reminders of the budding creativity tucked away on the city’s street corners, quietly adding their piece to the artistic landscape.