While I traveled by miles and miles of alps, ate a million carbs a day, and discovered how to get lost in a new place—I gradually realized the real beauty of the slowness I was watching from my train window.
Communities who lived in the same place decade after decade, families known for their craft, and all different kinds of people going about their daily routines in very much the same way. Ironically, as a person who really hates routines, I realized travel is exhausting, there is value in tradition, and maybe the most beautiful things are the slow and very simple things.
You are probably thinking what does this even have to do with clothing?
I think in a similar way it is easy for our clothing to lose it’s meaning. It is easy to forget the craft behind our clothes, let alone the people somewhere who make them.
This Fall collection celebrates the slowness of clothing—sweaters that are made in small towns in the middle of the Andes mountains from alpaca that is raised by families that have done this generation after generation. Leggings that are made from old t-shirts after they have traveled a thousand miles back to Honduras to be gathered in local markets, scrubbed by hand then sewn by a lively little sewing group. Pieces made from textiles embroidered and hand woven using traditions and techniques passed down generations.
My goal is to design pieces that lend themselves to this kind of lifestyle. Clothing that can be worn season after season. Style that is effortless...and pieces that are hand crafted, from the fabric themselves to the sewing process. Hope you enjoy!
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