Raised in the greater Boston area, Chris Mena became interested in fashion while working at PacSun and QRST's. He followed his passion to the Rhode Island School of Design where he graduated with a BFA in Apparel Design. Proceeding to show his senior thesis "A Day in the Lyfe" during New York Fashion Week, being featured by highsnobiety magazine.
Chris Mena remains in New York City and currently works for a streetwear fashion house by the name of BWOOD.NYC located in the heart of the Lower East Side. He continues to learn more about the industry while focusing on establishing his own following for his private label KUNST.NYC. 
KUNST.NYC is a renewable fashion brand using off the rack garments to create distinctive pieces reflecting today's dynamic streetwear culture. Approaching each garment as one of one, giving the customer a personable experience. KUNST.NYC is an innovative brand defining a new direction in the apparel industry. Providing the industry with a cleanly produced, sustainable, and eco-friendly product.