It’s exciting whenever a designer brings a new line or products to the table. Are they doing it on their own? Who are they gonna collaborate with? How absolutely radical is it going to be? He/she’s had a background in this yada yada yada… There was Proenza Schouler’s PS1, Philip Lim’s 31 Hour bag, etc… such that undergoes a mini reinvention in terms of colour and cut every season.
Another US brand and CFDA alumni that has been exceptionally successful in this arena is Jenni Kayne with her D’Orsay flats. It may not seem much at first sight, but it definitely grows on you with its smooth silhouette and gently contoured seams. Quite a thing of beauty. So I think we need to focus on admiring and extolling the virtues of these perfect flats in our own time.
My favourite right now are the seaform suede and chambray (for denim on denim on denim looks… duh) pairs, but her Resort and Spring 2013 collections (both clothing and shoes) are getting me really excited with the deep, clean colours and prints.
I’ve got a few of them sitting in my Shopbop cart for quite a while now, I haven’t got to checking them out of the cart because of the price tag.. but their BIGEVENT12 sale is making it so hard to resist and it is so difficult to pick one! Plus, have I mentioned how easy and effortless it is to procure something online?