MR Magazine listed the article “PVH Launches The Ultimate Dress Shirt” as one of their top 10 most popular stories of 2015. Phillip VanHeusen partnered with Talon to incorporate our trademarked Tekfit Stretch Technology into their shirt collars, and from that the innovative Flex Collar Dress Shirt was born.
playground agency, 1837 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101, United States
Kristine Schnell is the creative director behind playground. Obsessed with advertising, art and the built environment from a young age, her idea of a good time has always been moving around furniture and designing elegant spaces with an undertone of quirk. Fond early memories for Kristine include recreating the Beverly Hills Hotel in her childhood bedroom down to the very last detail, examining furniture with the help of a magnifying glass (with a horn rim handle bien sûr) and re-styling both restaurants and the residences of family friends (much to her parent's chagrin). Her propensity to restyle spaces lead to a career in design and a lifelong love of creating gorgeous, visually rich spaces. Kristine's primary passion is bringing an idea from concept to realization, achieved through a combination of her mind reading ability, down-to-earth demeanor and some serious design mojo. With a background in branding, her love of design is multi-disciplinary by nature and guided by a holistic approach. She is the firm's resident risk-taker, cheerleader and guiding light, providing a clarity of vision that is realized in all design projects. Kristine is known for producing work that includes historic, frequently playful references, merging equal parts restraint and irreverence. Her specialty is special projects. She is a voracious reader, a former ballerina and dreams in French when she’s had a very good day. She is frequently accused of being more than a little bossy and spends inordinate amounts of time expounding upon the many merits of coffee as part of the creative process. Prone to flights of fancy. Loves birds of all feathers, good books and even better champagne. Deeply enjoys the smell of department stores, fine leather goods and pizza.