Infuse Yourself in Noctis Threads’ Vibe


When envisioning a budding partnership between two aspiring clothing designers, the images conjured up most likely consist of fast-talking, stiletto- wearing, fashion obsessed, yet driven females, arguing over fabric swatches.

What may not come to mind is a picture of two tattooed guys, icy-cold beers in hand, lounging by a pool in their conjoined back yards. But it is in that exact environment in which Andy Higgins and John Zukie came up with their clothing line, Noctis Threads. While Higgins and Zukie may not wear stilettos or argue over fabric swatches, make no mistake, these guys are just as driven about the success and future of their line as any fashion addicted, female designer.

Higgins, a musician from California and Zukie, a graphic designer from Brooklyn, both bring their own creative strengths to the partnership—Zukie assumes the role of creative designer of the line and Higgins takes charge of the business side.

“We design what we would want to wear ourselves,” Higgins explains before adding, “comfort is a big factor; you could pass out in these if you really wanted to.”

Higgins and Zukie both adamantly agree on the vibe they infuse into their line.

“There’s nothing angry or too aggressive about these clothes,” Zukie said. “There is an element of escape […] an easy, retro vibe. We wanted them to be fun and casual without looking like schleps.”

Complete with bold colors, clean, classic lines, and an unmistakable Native-American inspired owl symbol imprinted on each item, each piece evokes an effortlessly cool vibe; casual but not sloppy, hip but not showy.

“We’re not trying to change the world, but maybe throw a little chaos into the mix,” Zukie said a little mischievously when asked where he saw this line headed.

The resolute glance that follows between the two business partners, and ultimately good friends, is more than enough to believe Noctis Threads is, indeed, ready for whatever is next.

“It’s been a long process,” admits Higgins, “but we’re receiving love from friends who are willing to push us where we want this to go and we’re ready to do what it takes for people to know who we are. We’re ready.”

You will be able to meet John Zukie and Andy Higgins and experience the Noctis Threads collection on the runway during Phoenix Fashion Week October 7th– 9th, 2010.

Article by Megan Kurtz for Phoenix Fashion Week.

    • Angela Schmidt
    • August 26th, 2010

    NOCTIS is absolutely amazing. Super stylish – awesome cuts. The company is just full if incredible personality (which shows through in their garments).
    … I absolute ADORE the owl embroidery too, it’s just beautifully done, wonderful to see up close!

    I can NOT wait to see more of this line!

    Wishing you a long, healthy and prosperous future NOCTIS THREADS!
    ~Angela Schmidt

    • Sean Sims
    • August 26th, 2010

    I will be there Oct. 8th . These guys are both my friends, John from college and Andy through Partying with my friends. They are for real and they have fresh new ideas. Noctis Threads will be off the hook.

    ~ Sean

    • DOROTHY A. O`KEEFE
    • August 21st, 2010

    I love the Notcis Threads clothing look.

    • King Louie
    • August 20th, 2010

    Megan Kurtz has an incredible eye for fashion! I want her to tell me what to wear every day when I get out of bed in the morning!

    • Monique Fagre LLC
    • August 20th, 2010

    I am not sure who I should send this email to. I was browsing to PFW site and found that in the word press site where some of the emerging designers report about themselves and their brand.I would like to have Monique Fagre Swimwear on that site.Please let me know who can do the press report for us, so I can email our complete bio and pictures so they have all the necessary information about Monique Fagre to used for the word press. If they have questions, they can contact us or email us.
    Thank you!
    Very truly yours,
    Monica B. Samuels
    Co-owner of Monique Fagre LLC
    602-312-1421
    http://www.moniquefagre.com
    Follow us on FACEBOOK, Twitter and LinkedIn

    • Be patient, Monica! You’re time will come. 🙂 We haven’t forgotten about you!

      Best,
      Emily
      PHXFW Editor

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