Born and raised on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Samuel Murkofsky has always had a keen and profound appreciation for the city and its amalgam of cultures, styles, eccentricities, and contradictions. Discovering a love of fashion at a young age, and deeply attached to a grandfather in the formal wear business, Sam began by customizing t-shirts and one-of-a-kind vintage garments for friends and family alike.
After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Theater, Arts and the Classics and working in the luxury retail world, Sam embarked on the Manhattan Knights journey, introducing his collection to the fashion market in 2015.
Manhattan Knights derives from and is inspired by a deep love for New York, its culture, its people and its humor. Manhattan Knights’ current collection is also inspired by adolescence – particularly the designers. I hearkens back to times spent in New York City at the turn of the millennium. References to popular styles and statements prevalent in that period are re-invented for the “now” generation.
The Manhattan Knights person imagined as taking apart their prep school wardrobe and refitting it to suit today’s world. What would those millennial-articulated