by Christopher Blomquist
Mignon Faget x Haspel

Haspel, the 106-year-old New Orleans-based heritage brand that’s best known for its seersucker suits, will reveal two collaborations for spring 2016 at its booth at the Project New York show, which starts its three-day run on Sunday.

Both collaborations were created with likeminded brands that are also 100% made in the USA.

First, Haspel got together with Raleigh Denim to produce a garment-dyed five-pocket pant in four colorways. The pants will retail for $250 and will be wholesaled and sold direct to consumers at Raleigh Denim’s online store. Delivery will be April 1. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Raleigh Denim is designed and owned by the husband and wife team of Victo Lytvinenko and Sarah Yarborough.

Haspel also partnered with New Orleans jewelry maker Mignon Faget, who helped design two rubber cuffs (black and gray) a tie bar, lapel pin and cufflinks that reference Haspel’s seersucker with their blue and white colorway. Retail prices will be $80 to $260 and the pieces will be wholesaled by Haspel and sold in Mignon five Faget’s standalone stores across Louisiana. A fifth generation New Orleanian and longtime jewelry maker, Faget is inspired by the culture and traditions of her hometown.

“I am so excited to expand the Haspel product line and welcome these two great companies into the Haspel family,” said Laurie Haspel Aronson, Haspel’s president, told MR. “Raleigh is a leader in the American denim market and Victor and Sarah both have an incredible eye. Mignon is the best kept secret in Louisiana and I am so proud to be working with her on this exciting jewelry offering.”