We love everything about Stand Up Comedy. Owner Diana Kim, more fittingly a curator, casts off traditional retail rules with a boutique that is one part retail space and one part haphazard gallery. She picks an assortment of garments, books, and jewelry to fill her brainchild and has an amazing eye for new talent. Carrying brands like DRKSHDW by Rick Owens, KAAREM, BLESS, Mansur Gavriel and Arielle de Pinto, Stand Up Comedy takes a seriously needed tongue-and-cheek attitude to serious fashion. We caught up with Diana (who just had a little baby girl!) to find out more.
WHY STAND UP COMEDY? We wanted a reference to something live, since the most interesting design is dependent on its relationship to an audience. But also something quite absurd. The nihilism of comedy has always been appealing, and is a reflection of our approach to fashion and retail on some level as well.