Isolation Insights: Q&A with Karin Bereson, Owner/Creative Director of No.6

Isolation Insights: Q&A with Karin Bereson, Owner/Creative Director of No.6
Isolation Insights: Q&A with Karin Bereson, Owner/Creative Director of No.6
Isolation Insights: Q&A with Karin Bereson, Owner/Creative Director of No.6

Isolation Insights: Q&A with Karin Bereson, Owner/Creative Director of No.6

We had a chat with Manhattan-based label No.6 to see how are things are going over in New York during lockdown. We talked DIY cooking, Tiger King (of course), next seasons on-trend looks and much more. 

Couverture: What was the concept behind No.6 when you first started the brand?
Karin Bereson: We wanted to offer clothing that felt special enough for the customer to be excited by it and would want to wear it but never too fussy. It was important to make clothing that you wouldn't get tired of wearing and can be easily styled with your own wardrobe and accessories.

C: How does your background influence the current running of No.6?
KB: As a long time stylist I always felt that it was important to offer women things that were easy to incorporate into their own wardrobes and their own style. I am never one to follow trends, you can put a woman in the trendiest item but if they don't feel comfortable in it it will never look good. We always try to show in pictures how to wear something and ideas of what you cans wear it with, and we try to do this both in-store ( whenever that may be ) and online.

C: What are the new big trends you’re seeing for next season?
KB: After seeing what people are buying from us during lockdown I think everyone will be aiming for things that are easy, subtle and more price friendly. I am not seeing a design shift yet as every designer I am friends with have not really been able to work on SS20 but that is what I am feeling. I think people will be coming out of this not wanting clothing that is ostentatious or costume-y as our sensitivities and priorities have shifted.

C: What is your go-to outfit to work in around the house?
KB: Whatever I slept in :)

C: More time at home means more cooking - which recipes have you been trying out?
KB: I have never cooked in my apartment as it is a typical New York apartment and the kitchen is tiny, my counter space is the size of an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. But being someone that has always made things ( knitting, sewing...) I have been just sort of cooking by feel, with a little guidance from recipes. But this is all new to me, I normally have no food in the house, I have 1 saucepan, 1 frying pan and 1 skillet so it has all been new.

C: What tv / films have you been enjoying whilst at home?
KB: I have treated myself to a rewatch of The Wire as I am from Baltimore, always been one of my favorite shows. I'm Dying Up Here, Tiger King ( of course ), The Last Dance ( the Michael Jordan documentary ), Unorthodox and a great documentary The History of Comedy. I am mainly a huge reader so this lockdown has actually been a treat in that department.

C: Who do you share your home with?
KB: I share my home with my dog, Juan Epstein. He is a rescue from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria!