The Sky High Firm workwear brand is expanding its team following four new collaborations.
Sky High Farm Workwear — founded by artist Dan Coren to support nonprofits working to alleviate food insecurity — hires veteran fashion publicist as new head of programming and fundraising We met Kate Mester. Most recently, Mester was Loewe’s Head of Global VIP Relations and held senior positions at PR Consulting.
Photographer Quil Lemons, whose clients include Valentino, Ssense and Coach, also joins as Artistic Director.
These appointments follow the announcement in March that Daphne Seybold, longtime Communications Officer at Dover Street Market and Comme des Garçons, has joined Colen as co-CEO of Sky High Farm Workwear. She is a co-founder of the label and a founding member and treasurer of Sky High Farm 501(c)(3).
“Attracting top talent, unleashing their passion and potential to serve the greater cause of food sovereignty is extremely exciting and we look forward to many more contributions from them.” I know
Sky High Farm Workware and Sky High Farm 501(c)3 operate as separate entities. Coren founded her first nonprofit in 2011 on her farm in Ancramdale, New York, to donate its produce and meat crops to food and her pantry in her wider three-state area.
Sky High Firm Workwear was launched last February as part of Dover Street Market’s Brand Incubator Program.
Since its inception, Sky High Farm Workwear has teamed up with fashion insiders as a way to expand its creative practice. Recent collaborations include Denim Tears’ Tremaine Emory and Converse. The brand logo was designed by illustrator Joanna Avillez.
Four new microcapsule collections will be unveiled in Paris this week as part of Sky High Farm Workwear’s Fall 2023 collection. The label has teamed up with her stylist and iD magazine editor Alastair McKimm, Harper’s Bazaar US editor Samira Nasr, costume designer Heidi Bivens, and artist Shana Sadeghi-Ray to create a core collection. We create limited edition products within.
The designs, set to hit stores this August, riff on Sky High Farm Workwear’s classic chore coats, hand-knitted cardigans, zip-ups, hoodies and more, all created in collaboration with the label’s newest creative partners. It has all the nice graphics.
Seybold said of the move: Alastair McKimm, Samira Nasr, Heidi Bivens, and Shana Sadeghi-Ray are leaders who work at the absolute pinnacle of their respective professions. It is both a complete honor and a symbol of the spirit of compassion that governs our brand to have their personal imprint on our collection. “