Is married couple Paul Heyne and Karen Bogut. Together with a small team of dedicated workers living in the Philadelphia area, they produce hand crafted wearable art, one piece at a time. Heyne Bogut creates modern, powerful, colorful, designs on luxury fabrics. The body shapes are staples that you can utilize from casual wear to professional to celebrations. High quality fabrics produced in the USA are used for their textile art and the result is a timeless, comfortable basic with enduring style. If you consider Cost per Wear, you will be wearing these pieces over and over again for a very long time. All while being machine washable.All of this amounts to our long time practice of creating art with minimum waste.

This video shares Heyne Bogut’s story and creative process through words and visuals. They share their love for Philadelphia and why they decided to have their business there and the importance of collaboration with other creative individuals who: live, work and go to school in Philadelphia. Their process of textile manipulation transforms their fashion into art. Aired: 09/14/16
Set inside the historic Stehli Silk Mill in Lancaster, HEYNE BOGUT has teamed up with contemporary dance company TORI LAWRENCE + CO. on a short dance film. The film features clothing by HEYNE BOGUT, choreography by Tori Lawrence, cinematography by Chris Landy, and original music by Peter Adams. Check out the trailer for the film here!

People are talking about Heyne Bogut

"Heyne Bogut - A high-end line of elegant, funky couture designs." - Philadelphia Style

"I’ve always loved the handcrafted, punk-rock vibe of Heyne Bogut Designs. Back in the 90s, Paul and  Karen’s clothes were a breath of fresh air in Philly – wild and wearable at the same time. I remember visiting their little shop (a long time ago) in Old City and what struck me the most was their meticulous attention to detail while keeping things free-spirited. Burnished chiffon tops and sexy, deep-colored velvet dresses seemed otherworldly – Heyne Bogut had this knack for combining elegance with a rebellious edge.

Over the years Paul and Karen have honed their craft, infusing their high-quality creations with a sense of timelessness. I really don’t know how they do it. They have always celebrated the spirit of non-conformity, inviting people to embrace their unique style and unleash their inner rebels. But their clothes have always been more than mere garments; they are an embodiment of freedom and creativity."

- Margit Detweiller - editor, founder of Gen-X storytelling collective @tuenight & gyratemedia.com

"The most important thing in business are the relationships we build. Working with Karen and Paul all these years has been incredibly special. Their passion and talent and drive is exceptional and inspiring! Heyne Bogut has always filled a need in our store that no other has ever come close!"

- Ellen Shepp @joanshepp

"Karen Bogut and husband Paul Heyne are self-proclaimed mad scientists. Presiding over six cauldrons of dye in their north Philadelphia studio, they experiment with upwards of fifteen different colors for their clothes they deftly dip and print each season to the delight of a hip-store roster spanning from Madison Avenue to Melrose Drive…"

- The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Making of an ICON

Paul Heyne and Karen Bogut have designed Heyne Bogut as both a fashion and an art statement. Veterans of both industries, they have successfully merged a contemporary attitude, expressing a unique blend of artistic sensitivity with fashion awareness. The Heyne & Bogut team developed years of forward fashions under their label Vox Pop. They created an image of an ultra-trendy line which sold globally. Their accounts included Patricia Field, Henri Bendel, Barneys NYC, etc., and were featured in several magazines like Elle, Vogue, Mademoiselle, etc. They worked with stylists for film and television. Vox Pop was regularly seen on Melrose Place and MTV.

Paul Heyne, a painter and graphic designer, along with his partner and spouse Karen Bogut, a dyer and stylist, formerly wholesaled and retailed in the arts and crafts industry. They were lured into the fashion business via the use of a T-shirt as a canvas, selling their artfully enhanced T-shirts to Fiorucci's and entered the world of fashion. T-shirts were bought and worn by rock and movie stars alike.

The allure of the business hooked the team. They expanded their canvas to include dresses, blouses, skirts, jackets, coats, and even suits. The line became expansive. They opened their own showroom in New York with partner Patricia Field. Retail stores opened in SoHo, NYC, and Philadelphia. Department and chain store sales were common. Eventually, private label work became the watered-down design versions. "Mark downs" and "charge backs" became everyday terms.

One day in 1997, Heyne and Bogut said, "Quit for an entire year." The design team collaborated on a new idea. That year, Heyne Bogut was conceived. Back to the roots of art! There is a need for fashion which was made by artists, not stamped out by machine.

The boom of the 90s had created an opportunity for success in all arenas. People need things made by people, connected by something bigger than success. Something that expresses sensitivity and awareness of multicultural ideas, religion, style, philosophy, art, all connected by global consciousness.

Returning to the everyday pace of email, satellite TV, cell phones, and laptops, we all need to feel connected. We take the hard edge of technology and give people something beautiful to soften and enhance their world.