Vermillion Graham Opens in the MissionAuthor:Lindsey Shook
In the world of designers Garry Graham and Tony Vermillion color is king; vintage fashions from the 70s are alive and well; and art from the 80s is something to be celebrated, not scorned. This week the New York transplants bring their style to an unexpected corner of the Mission in their new store Vermillion Graham.
The duo has dabbled in just about every kind design imaginable: fashion, interiors, product development, branding and advertising. Their careers have taken them around the globe, and it looks like they’ve been busy collecting during their travels. Their goods, such as the totems from the late Italian designer Ettore Sottsass (above left) or the sculpture by Nathalie Dupasquier (above right), are the kinds of things you’d find at a high-end auction.
Other items, such as the pate de verre crystal candleholders that appeared in The World of Interiors and Elle, were designed by Graham. Vermillion is more into the fashion end of things; although he features his own work in the store, he also brings in items like a vintage Issey Miyake gown (left) and a Romeo Gigli dress (right) :
It’s hard not to feel optimistic when you look at the sunny colors in these vessels by Raymor (left) and Sergio Asti (right):
And that’s the point, really. According to Graham their collections are limited to things the couple “just loves,” be it a taxidermy flamingo or Rosenthal animal figurines.
The store is at 1928 Mission St. and, although it will have regular hours soon, for now call 415-865-9990 for an appointment.
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