Last year, Philip Crangi won a CFDA Award for accessory design. It wasn’t hard to see why when New York’s fashion director Harriet Mays Powell dropped by his studio with our video cameras. Crangi says his inspiration often starts with “doodles” he does on the subway. He’s also working a lot with brass these days. “We’re obsessed with brass,” he says. “Brass is the new gold. It’s recessionary materials.” Watch the video to see his workshop.