Gender Fluid Fashion: Chic Menswear Style For Women From A Brooklyn Startup
"At their work space in the Brooklyn Fashion Design Accelerator, Laura and Kelly discussed Kirrin Finch, how they launched the brand with no prior fashion experience, what it's like working with a spouse and who their style icons are."
Fashion Brands Are Finding New Markets In Gender-Neutral Clothing
"Growing up, Laura Moffat gravitated toward the chic menswear of British designers Ben Sherman and Ted Baker, but she was never quite able to recreate the looks herself. Women’s button-down shirts were too short and too fitted, with floppy collars ill-suited to the bow ties the self-described “dapper, androgynous woman” liked to wear. And while men’s shirts were sturdy enough, they simply didn’t fit her female form."
You Are What You Wear–Queer Clothing Companies Reject Fast Fashion In Favor Of Something More Personal
"Kirrin Finch, the company that Moffat and her wife, Kelly Sanders Moffat started together, is part of a growing number of businesses dedicated to helping non-gender-conforming customers feel good in their own skins."
How These Entrepreneurs Started An Apparel Line With No Experience
"When I think of all the things I wanted to be as a little girl, fashion designer was not on the list. But when my wife and I took a sabbatical from work and travelled around the world, we came up with the wild idea of starting a fashion business."
Breaking Gender Barriers: Ethical Menswear for Everyone
"Make these [Kirrin Finch] button down tops work for summer by rolling up your sleeves and pairing them with Bermuda length shorts and boat shoes or sandals. If it’s really warm, then wear it unbuttoned layered over a thin tee or tank. These would also work great paired with khakis in a business casual setting, for a brunch date, or as a wedding guest."
How #Superbutch Topped Toronto's Queer Community
"Evidence of the revitalization and reclaiming of butch identity was made very clear this past weekend when dozens of diverse butch and trans models, panelists and production crew, showed up to volunteer their time and identities to the event. International and local gender progressive brands such as Kirrin Finch, Nik Kacy Shoes, Thuy Custom Clothier, Sun and Sun and Alljackedup were also on site showcasing how they service the butch communities needs."
Made in NYC Looks To Give Manufacturing A Handcrafted Image
This NY Times article explains about the campaign. Our Kirrin Finch shirts were featured on advertisements located in the subway and phone booths in NYC. They ran three different campaigns: fashion, food and furniture .
Kirrin Finch: Ethical Menswear-Inspired Apparel for Gender Outlaws
"Sustainability is something that is core to who we are as people and to our brand. But no matter what, you have to design something that people see and want to buy, regardless of what it is made of. Secondly it has to fit great. If it doesn’t fit, customers are not going to buy it a second time, or they will just send it back and there goes your opportunity to have a viable business."
4 Menswear-Inspired Staples You Need In Your Closet
"Start-up Kirrin Finch designs shirts with a menswear aesthetic that are specially made to fit female bodies. Say goodbye to that annoying gaping boob button! Pair one with shorts, skirts, or cropped pants in spring."
Is the Fashion Industry Ready to Officially Defy Gender Boundaries?
"In adapting the traditional men’s button-down for women, Kirrin Finch grapples with a number of fit issues. One of the challenges the brand encounters is that men’s button-down shirts gape over the bosom, a problem which the designers are trying to solve by adding extra buttons and removing darts. The brand is also making the circumference around the neck smaller and putting in a strong fusible for a bow tie or tie, since women’s shirts often scrunch around the neck and don’t keep a clean line."