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ThreeAsFour

Label Overview

threeASFOUR is known as much for its bohemian personal past—when there were four designers, they’d sleep in the same bed—as it is for curving layers and intricately ethereal silhouettes, along with the famed circle bags that surfaced on Sex and the City. In 1998, the label—then called AsFour—was started by aspiring downtown designers Kai Kühne, Gabriel (Gabi) Asfour, Adi Gil, and Angela (Ange) Donhauser, who come from Germany, Lebanon, Israel and Tajikistan, respectively. Despite the wacky expressionism from the label’s founding members and the theatrical infighting that led to Kühne’s departure in 2005, the label has acquired clout and credibility in the mainstream. Highlights include a CFDA fund nomination in 2007, which put the team on par with Vogue darlings Phillip Lim and Erin Fetherston and gained them a T-shirt collaboration with the Gap (of all the CFDA nominees, their collection reportedly sold out first). Their avant-garde sensibility, which includes slashed wrap jackets and asymmetrical organza dresses, have also gained attention from prestigious museums like Victoria & Albert and the Met, who have acquired pieces for exhibitions. In 2008, the label branched out from the conceptual ready-to-wear it shows in New York to a swimwear collection.

Status
Up-and-Coming
Clients
Björk, Mariah Carey, Roisin Murphy, Sabina Sciubba
Other Product Lines
Handbags
Collaborations
Kate Spade (2005), Gap (as part of the CFDA fund collaboration) (2007)
Owned By
Gabriel Asfour, Adi Gil and Angela Donhauser
Address
86 Forsyth St., fourth fl.
New York, New York 10002
212-343-9777
Where To Buy
Barneys New York, Seven New York
Related Websites
  • The Collection

    Designed By
    Adi Gil, Spring 2001 - Present
    Angela Donhauser, Spring 2001 - Present
    Gabriel Asfour, Spring 2001 - Present
    Kai Kuhne, Spring 2001 - Fall 2005
    Shows In
    New York
    Collection Types
    RTW
    Similar Clientele
    Benjamin Cho
    Styles & Tags
    American, Avant-garde, Critics' Favorite, Edgy

Designers

A picture of threeASFOUR Adi Gil, Angela Donhauser, Gabriel Asfour
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