SABBAT X HEMINCUFF
About Clark Sabbat
Industry veteran Clark Sabbat is the first American born son of immigrant Haitian parents. Despite his original desire to be an architect he instead followed his heart and decided to become a fashion designer. Teaching himself how to draw with the help of his high school art teacher, Clark was accepted into the Prestigious Parsons School of Design. He developed a solid design background with strengths in tailoring and draping and went on to design for many different companies between NYC and Paris. Clark eventually started his brand(s) Voudoo and Friends with Benefits, which would then sell to top stores. Sabbat decided to change his fashion direction and create ready to wear "select" and the tagline "tailored for the streets,” was created. Through the power of social media, Clark and Hemincuff were introduced, breeding the first collaboration. Clark's eye for clean and simple lines, utilitarian function and accessibility is reflected in the design of the accessory line. To view addtional work please feel free to go to http://www.clarksabbat.com
HEMINCUFF IS A NEW YORK BASED LUXURY ACCESSORIES BRAND FOUNDED BY NOEL VELOZ.
AT THE AGE 28, NOEL’S DAD EFRAIN VELOZ MIGRATED FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO BECOME A PATTERN MAKER IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE OF MANHATTAN. HIS FATHER ALWAYS HAD A LOVE FOR CREATING SMALL LEATHER GOODS AND HANDBAGS FROM A YOUNG AGE. HE GAVE UP HIS CHILDHOOD DREAM OF CREATING LEATHER GOODS AFTER THE SHUTDOWN OF HIS BUSINESS WHICH WAS DUE TO SHADY BUSINESS PARTNERS. EFRAIN LITERALLY LOST EVERYTHING AND HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO CLEAN FLOORS BETWEEN SEVERAL RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK FROM DAY TO NIGHT. NOEL HAD ALWAYS WANTED TO FINISH WHAT HIS DAD COULDN’T FROM A VERY YOUNG AGE, SO HE DIVED INTO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LUXURY LEATHER GOODS..
HE COINED THE NAME HEMINCUFF FROM HIS FATHER THAT ALWAYS CLAIMED THAT “YOU CAN SEE THE BEST QUALITY BETWEEN THE HEM IN THE CUFF”.