Made in Los Angeles, California
wrk-shp is a multidisciplinary design studio that produces everything from clothing, jewelry, bags and handheld objects, to building-sized architectural projects. Based in Los Angeles, California, the studio was started by architect Ryan Upton & an architect-turned-fashion designer, Airi Isoda. The duo takes inspiration from their international and diverse upbringing. The two regularly travel between the US and Japan, where they seek to find a connection between architecture and fashion, reflecting on the urban landscapes of the cities that surround them.
The wrk-shp aesthetic takes on a post-modern minimalism where materiality is at the forefront of design. Fabrication and color make the opening statements for each piece, with function and design efficiency quickly following. Their architectural backgrounds also strongly influence the outcome and overall look of each collection. By utilizing post-modern ideas of multiculturalism paired with an architectural sensibility, wrk-shp brings us contemporary styles that redefine American made.