60 seconds with Jonathan Simkhai.
The temperature is on the rise for the young New York designer, whose covet-every-piece spring/summer collection is all about living on both sides of the edge. RIOT ACT “I was inspired by the movie Quadrophenia— when the mods show up at Brighton Beach and the rockers start throwing beach chairs at them. The aftermath was a mess but beautiful— these chic black-and-white stripes flying in different directions.” BLURRED LINES “I don’t think my girl’s a mod; I don’t think she’s a rocker. She’s the best of both—maybe even the worst of both.” SHAPE- SHIFTER “My favourite piece for summer? A stretch pencil skirt. Wear it high on the waist with a crop top or long with an oversized button-down and sneakers.” (From $430, at Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com)