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. Their T-shirts were bought and worn by rock and movie stars alike.
The allure of the business hooked the team. 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.
The boom of the 90s had created an opportunity for success in all arenas. Clients became more interested in items made by hand that connected them with something more personal. Slow fashion that expresses sensitivity and awareness of multicultural ideas, style and 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.