In Support Of is more than just a name for this New York City boutique dedicated to featuring independent designers while supporting charitable causes.
The new retail concept is an extension of Aikaz Showroom, founded by co-owner Tanya Sheikh, which supports emerging talent with unique perspectives on design. She and her partner Ivan Gilkes open their doors just this past year so they’re just getting started. The Meatpacking District location serves as a jumping off point for collaborations with featured designers they love and charities they believe in. With designers like Steven Tai and emerging labels like Nomia already on their roster, we can’t wait to see what’s next.
We talked with the duo about their upcoming projects and things they love, like random sweatshirts.