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Time for another installment of Racked National's travel feature, Summer Fridays, where we show you snapshots from the fabulous adventures of fabulous people in the fashion industry. So come with us, take a little breather on this Friday, and let us whisk you away to a faraway (and sometimes near) locale.
This week's Summer Fridays postcard is from the team at Shipley & Halmos. The duo behind the brand, Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos, met in college and have been friends for over a decade. Shipley was a fine arts major and Halmos studied finance. They rose to prominence with the support of Anna Wintour at their first venture Trovata, which they co-founded with two other guys. Forging a new path, the two left the beaches of California and moved to New York in 2007 to start their eponymous line.
Since then, the witty brand has grown to encompass men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, furniture, books, and even art materials. Both have been inducted into the CFDA and in 2009 they received a nod from GQ magazine for best new designer in America. Their collections are sold at top retailers such as Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Isetan, Odin, Pas de Deux, Ron Herman, Scoop, and United Arrows.
Jeff Halmos: We do a few Summer Fridays at S&H. A couple of weeks ago, we rented a house on the beach in Montauk and took the whole crew out there for a long weekend. One of our employees had the brilliant idea of buying some paint pens so we could jazz up our gold rental minivan. We spent about 30 minutes decorating before heading out.
· Shipley & Halmos [Official Site]
· All Summer Fridays posts [Racked]