There are quite a few things pointing to Esther Gauntlett and Jenny Cheng’s current success as something that must’ve been predetermined right from the beginning – they met while interning at Eckhaus Latta in 2014, their label was formed, back then still with David Moses as the third member of the group, while in the back of a cab on route to John Waters birthday party, and just a few months later they saw their clothes on the VFiles runway. Do we need to add any more? Already viewed as one of the most unique and exciting voices coming from New York’s underground, Gauntlett Cheng embrace their label as a form of coming together for their friends and collaborators, heavily influenced by the experiences of their NY-based day to day lives. And as if their surroundings wouldn’t already be pulsing and ever progressing enough, Gauntlett and Cheng also manage to each season around channel these impressions into equally vibrant collections – get a glimpse of the just shown Gauntlett Cheng SS18 offering through the lens of photographer Sabrina Santiago below.
All images by Sabrina Santiago