Founded by Autumn Hruby, Hesperios is a New York based knitwear brand and literature journal. Initially starting as an idea for a journal in 2004, it has now grown into what is set to be more of a community. Hruby draws her references for her collection from literature, the botanical world and travel. Combining this varied source material with her skills in photography, writing and design; Hruby has, over this past decade, crafted a truly singular voice in the industry.
Produced in Peru but inspired by the countryside’s of Gotland and beaches of Martha’s Vineyard, each collection follows on to the next complimenting one another. Key styles transcend throughout each season in colour variations while the other pieces in the range can also be mixed with clever layering and styling. This timelessness and connection between seasons is what makes the brand so compelling. All their garments can be worn season after season, with the intention of eventually being handed down through generations. In a time of fast, disposable fashion it is rare coming across brands that stand by creating items that not only last in quality but also in style.
The journal was born from a love of books, their importance in the home and the calmness that they can bring. Hruby says the journal is “the heart” of the brand, “it’s our community and gives meaning to everything we do”.
Each collection of Hesperios knit includes a mix of women’s key pieces alongside a handful of unisex styles, while the journal presents collections of works by both celebrated and emerging artists. Hruby is currently working on her next journal and also plans on creating a retail space in the near future. The space is said to feature a sprawling marble dining table able to seat 40 people. It seems Hruby’s already varied interests also include hosting and the culinary arts.