When good friends Mark DiMuzio and Kyle Derleth met in New York City nine years ago, the both possessed a passion for design. They eventually teamed up in the summer of 2014 with the ambition of creating a better graphic t-shirt brand. Before then, Derleth worked in motion graphic design for advertising for 10 years and DiMuzio came from a multi-brand showroom in New York as a brand manager, representing top menswear lines.
Called Vestige, the duo has created a self-dubbed “non-graphic, graphic t-shirt” line that features art-inspired and minimalistic prints for creatives and modern professionals who are looking for a new way to express themselves outside of traditional logo tees. Retails prices range from $48 to $135.
And, retailers have been liking this different approach to graphic t-shirts. “Our retailers have included partners like Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s to great specialty stores and boutiques across the U.S.,” says DiMuzio. “We also have worked with retailers in Japan in the past and looking to expand our presence internationally into the UK, Europe, Australia, and Canada.”
So, what’s next for Vestige? “Our 2020 calendar is going to be our most exciting year yet,” adds DiMuzio. “With announcements coming soon on artist collaborations and new category offerings, we can tease that we will be launching a new collaboration early this year with the Josef Albers Foundation.”