Emily Adams Bode Aujla
Andrew Jacobs

It feels really beautiful to be friends with Emily Adams Bode Aujla. There’s a whole world of creativity swirling around her all the time—she lives her life as if it were a work of art.

I was drawn into Emily’s multisensory New York City universe in 2021, five years after she founded her luxury fashion brand, Bode, and have been lucky enough to be dressed by her for two Met Galas since.

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Known for her elegant menswear line, Emily perfectly blends sumptuous fabrics and rigorous historical research in her work to create unique and timeless pieces. Using the past as a portal, she manages to create designs that feel distinctly modern. Bode’s fashion is history for now.

Emily and her brand are truly unlike any other, and it’s so exciting to watch both continue to expand in new directions, as with the launch of Bode’s long-awaited womenswear collection earlier this year. She lives and breathes her work, and it’s paying off—Emily’s revolutionizing American luxury.

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