By Jonathan Vatner
Kristen Luong, Menswear '13, sources innovative, sustainable materials such as silkworm cocoons and recycled saris for her men’s and women’s wear brand, Kromagnon. The clothes, sewn and hand-printed with natural dyes in the Garment District, start at $250 for dresses and $500 for jackets. She is a member of the FIT Design Entrepreneurs Collaborative, a shared showroom and office, and the clothes sell in New York, Florida, and Switzerland boutiques, as well as online and in pop-up shops. Luong’s next project is a line of adaptive wear, designed with Xian Horn, an educator and activist with cerebral palsy.