If you haven’t noticed, it’s cold as a mother outside.
So there’s no better time for Winter Session to make its Chicago debut. The new company sells hand-sewn gear that’s as functional as it is hip.
The masterminds behind the operation — Tanya Fleisher, Roy Katz, and Tristan Coulter — work in an Andersonville studio, using vintage sewing machines designed to stand up to sturdy, multilayered materials.
Every piece the trio sews has a history or is responsibly produced. The striped Ollie Brief tote is made from upcycled jackets and trousers. The Blue Bell and Pullman aprons (denim and striped, respectively) cleverly clip with overall buckles. The utilitarian Oliver bag comes from recycled canvas (the first edition was cut from an old Montgomery Ward tent).
It’s unisex, workshop chic, and durable — just what you need to weather the storm.
Photo: Courtesy of Winter Session