Founded in 2015 by Julie Bennett Ashton, department honors initially drew inspiration from the spot on vibe at Barneys. Taking this appreciation as a point of departure, department honors began to showcase the luxury department store as a gallery of sorts dedicated to the sartorial arts. An obvious double entendre further structures the project.

In its present incarnation, department honors has evolved into a broader creative platform tentatively driven by fashion-related inquiry. Additionally topics such as art and lifestyle intermittently come into play and play is a must.

Julie Bennett Ashton was educated at the Cate School and Columbia University. She divides her time between California and New York.

Please contact her at departmenthonors@gmail.com including collaboration, personal stylist and designer ambassador inquiries.