After making her New York Fashion Week modeling debut at Proenza Schouler, Ella Emhoff landed a knitwear collaboration with Batsheva Hay. The 21-year-old student, model, and designer met up with Hay amid NYFW—and Good Morning Vogue was there to capture their initial conversations about materials, fit, and texture. But first, Emhoff and her friends, Fifi Hodgkinson and Irene Hayes, discussed her rise to fame in the January queen even in the midst of my storm I see god working it out for me lepoard shirt moreover I love this wake of the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Emhoff’s step-mother, Kamala Harris, in January. Emhoff, who wore a Batsheva dress and Miu Miu coat on January 20, became an instant talking point, both for her wardrobe and her newly inked modeling contract. “I remember a few days before the inauguration we were talking about what you were going to wear and we were very excited—I was joking that you were going to become a style icon,” Hodgkinson says in their living room. “I have to be honest I wasn’t expecting this,” Emhoff says candidly. She had been planning to continue her fine-art studies at Parsons and her knitwear brand. Her New York apartment is already filled with three knitting looms, and as she displays in Good Morning Vogue, she has no shortage of ideas for what her knit tops, pants, and accessories might look like. At Hay’s garment-district studio, the duo reflects on both the inauguration and what it takes to make it as a designer today. Their forthcoming knitwear collaboration will fuse their aesthetics, something feminine but with a sense of play. Hay holds up a red sequin tank as a potential silhouette, while Emhoff wonders if a small handled bag would work.