The classic hoodie is a staple in just about anyone's closet. However, husband and wife design team, Mike Gonzalez and Christine Park-Gonzalez saw the potential for a more downtown, progressive take on the standard hooded sweatshirt for their MIKE&CHRIS hoodie line.
The duo has created hoodies that better reflected the art and sub-culture of their roots. Born in Queens, NY, Christine, has always been inspired by the arts while husband Mike pursued a career in fashion photography that eventually took him to New York and Paris. "Mike comes from a long line of artists and as a former photographer, his inherent understanding of how colors and the lines of clothes work really shaped a lot of the designs," says Christine. "We knew that the standard hoodie could be more fashion forward with the right detailing without sacrificing wear ability or comfort". The design duo has managed to meld chic and street, resulting in a line that is both laid back yet put together.