We are proud to announce our collaboration with Rise, which features a co-branded Sneaker Duffel. This super limited edition bag is part of the RISE "New York Is For Lovers" Apparel Collection.
By now, anyone who's followed us knows that we place an emphasis on presenting a full collection each time we have the opportunity. And, even though it can be an extremely daunting process – initial idea, sketches, sampling, fittings, etc... – it is an incredible feeling when everything finally comes together.
That's why we do it. To create a point of difference between RISE and the rest of our industry. There's no "machine" here. We're a small collective with common interests. Just a few kids who come from nothing with MacBooks and an immeasurable passion to create.
In addition to the items we produced on our own, the opportunity to work with Golden Bear happened in the most organic way possible and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Fact is, when it comes to the iconic varsity jacket silhouette, nobody is touching Golden Bear. That's the reason you'll see this piece free of any outward branding. The only area where logos appear will be the interior. Simply put, we let the quality do the talking.
As for accessories, the RISE for HEX #NYIFL Sneaker Duffle is a highly personal item. For years traveling has been something I've dreaded. I simply hate flying because I hate packing. I never seem to be able to fit the things I really want to bring with me. HEX provided a solution to my on-going problem. And, after this project launches, I'm taking a damn vacation and putting it to good use.
Below is the full rundown of what we've created for the "New York Is For Lovers" collection. Each piece of apparel is made in America, either here in New York or out in California. We trust that you'll enjoy it as much as we do.
– Chase Ceparano
Co-Founder – RISE
THE ENTIRE "NEW YORK IS FOR LOVERS " COLLECTION WILL RELEASE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST – WORLD AIDS DAY – INSIDE OUR POP-UP LOCATION AT 345 BROOME STREET IN NYC.
PIECES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 8PM EST ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
REMAINING INVENTORY WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA RISE45.COM AT 12:01AM EST ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND.