Designers Don Carney and John Ross established PATCH NYC with a collection of hand-detailed hats in the fall of 1997. Inspired by a hat made by John’s mom Yasuko for her son’s first New York winter, the designers created a collection using hand-dyed wool from the Union Square Farmers market and vintage buttons for embellishment.
Encouraged by the success of their hat collection, the designers added fabric scarves and special occasion handbags the following year. An appreciation of vintage embroidery, applique and beading techniques motivated the pair to embellish their designs with intricate details inspired by items found at the New York flea market. This attention to detail combined with an unpredictable color palette quickly became PATCH NYC design signatures. Today, PATCH NYC has evolved into a lifestyle design studio creating original art and collections of home decor and fashion accessories.
As a design studio, PATCH NYC has worked on exciting international collaboration projects. For Paris based retailer Monoprix, PATCH NYC designed two exclusive collections, one for holiday and one for summer. Both the holiday and summer collections included home décor, tabletop, clothing and accessories sold in Monoprix stores throughout France. For Target, PATCH NYC designed a collection of home décor as part of the Shops at Target program. For West Elm, PATCH NYC has designed several capsule collections of decorative accessories, serving pieces, bedding and art. For French perfume house Fragonard, PATCH NYC created special packaging designs for an exclusive holiday collection. Other collaboration projects include stationery for Galison, serving pieces with Paris based Astier de Villatte and jewelry with two of the oldest American costume jewelry houses: Ciner and Miriam Haskell.
PATCH NYC art and designs have been featured in numerous international fashion and home decor publications as well as on television and in film. The PATCH NYC collection can be found in specialty stores worldwide and in the PATCH NYC Shop located in Boston, Massachusetts.