• Space Ninety 8: RTH

    We're completely enamored with the styling, concept, and inspiration behind Rene Holguin's cult favorite LA boutique RTH. So enamored, in fact, that we did an exclusive collaboration with him: RTH x Urban Renewal, a unisex collection made from vintage and deadstock materials, in styles inspired by 'the uniform, the hippie, and the aristocrat' — together creating a look that's both totally unique and outside of time or trend. 

    We caught up with Rene as he was setting up for his pop-up shop at Brooklyn's Space Ninety 8 (up through 11/3!), watched the master stylist at work, and learned more about the selection of one-of-a-kind pieces he's auctioning off with Space Ninety 8 on eBay to benefit the Young Arts Foundation. 
    Photos by Mike Vorrasi

    From handmade leather goods to vintage turquoise jewelry, RTH is a treasure trove of leather goods and apparel mixed in with vintage and curated items; it's part-bohemian chic, part-Americana, part-curio shop, and altogether centered around the idea that a classic and functional aesthetic has global understanding and universal appeal. 

    Our Space Ninety 8 employees were willing models, playing dress-up in RTH pieces as Holguin styled them. Holguin's styling philosophy is built on customization: making things your own, customizing them to fit your style, and pairing pieces in unexpected ways. 

    Styling tips: Holguin's signature colored kilt pins for fastening and adjusting the different RTH pieces. 

    Rene also made 20 one-of-a-kind pieces for Space 98 that are being auctioned off on eBay, with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the Young Arts Foundation, which supports the work and cultural development of young artists.