Mike Cherman

Michael Cherman is an American streetwear designer born in New York City and raised in both New York and San Diego, CA. In the pursuit of becoming a designer, Cherman returned to NYC from San Diego in the summer of 2009 to attend Parsons New School of Design. During his time as a student, he also worked at Good Wood NYC Prohibit NYC -- a former mainstay as the Lower East Side’s authority on Japanese menswear. After one year of juggling student life and gaining real life work experience, he made the decision to drop out of school and tackle the industry head on. After leaving school, Michael worked for two and a half years at the Nike 255 Studio and Nike Bowery Stadium. During this time, Michael also began spearheading his design career by creating the branding for A$AP Worldwide and Kith NYC, amongst many other notable clients. In 2012, after a few accidents and close calls on his bike, he left Nike to start ICNY Reflective-Wear, his first apparel venture inspired by the necessity for functional safety and increased visibility fused with style. Cherman continues to oversee the design direction for ICNY, having applied his creative capacity to collaborations with brands like PUMA, Staple Design, and Jason Markk.

Vote on PacSun's Next T-Shirt Design
Fashion 

Vote on PacSun's Next T-Shirt Design

Presented by PacSun
Help the retailer choose the next piece of its SS21 collection by picking your favorite finalist.

PacSun Is Calling On Designers of Any Skill Level to Create Its Next T-Shirt
Fashion 

PacSun Is Calling On Designers of Any Skill Level to Create Its Next T-Shirt

Presented by PacSun
The winner of the retailer’s new competition will receive a one-on-one mentoring session with Mike Cherman of Chinatown Market in addition to having their design produced.

Sole Mates: Mike Cherman and the visvim Christo
Footwear 

Sole Mates: Mike Cherman and the visvim Christo

The Chinatown Market founder riffs on how the Christo has accompanied him through his career, discusses how a sandal can be a proper luxury item and more.

The Designers of 'NBA 2K21' Weigh in on the Intersection of Fashion, Gaming and Basketball
Gaming

The Designers of 'NBA 2K21' Weigh in on the Intersection of Fashion, Gaming and Basketball

Presented by NBA 2K
An inside look into the addition of streetwear brands and in-game drops within the 2K stratosphere.

Stay @ Home With Mike Cherman
Business of HYPE

Stay @ Home With Mike Cherman

The Founder of ICNY and Chinatown Market tells us what learning curves the pandemic has set out for his business.

The Glenlivet Celebrated the Launch of its 14 Year Old Whisky With Parties in Miami and Los Angeles
Food & Beverage 

The Glenlivet Celebrated the Launch of its 14 Year Old Whisky With Parties in Miami and Los Angeles

Presented by The Glenlivet
Featuring Mike Cherman, Don C., Jaron Kanfer, Stephen Malbon and more.

BSTN Taps Chinatown Market For Halloween-Themed Capsule Collection
Fashion

BSTN Taps Chinatown Market For Halloween-Themed Capsule Collection

“All Tricks, No Treats.”

Mike Cherman, Jeanne Grey and Scott Patt Discuss Working for What You Believe In
Business of HYPE

Mike Cherman, Jeanne Grey and Scott Patt Discuss Working for What You Believe In

Presented by Cole Haan
The three creatives discuss their unique stories of breaking into the industry and how they maintained their success.

Mike Cherman & PUMA Connect for Capsule Inspired by the California Lifestyle
Footwear

Mike Cherman & PUMA Connect for Capsule Inspired by the California Lifestyle

A new joint-project with assistance from the Chinatown Market-founder.

Chinatown Market Remixes Heritage Aesthetics for Its Original Penguin Collab
Fashion 

Chinatown Market Remixes Heritage Aesthetics for Its Original Penguin Collab

Presented by Original Penguin
Garments range from T-shirts, golf polos, sweaters and hoodies.

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