the rad thing about the blog is that often after i’ve discovered and posted about the work of talented people it allows us to connect and keep in touch – so i’m kept in the loop whenever something new is on the horizon (good for me, and good for you!) one such person is Jill Sawatzky of Tony Chestnut who i posted about earlier this year. she just released her FW14 collection, available at her online shop.
This newest collection was inspired by my Mennonite ancestors, and their humble way of living off the land. Subtle Androgyny, utilitarianism, simplicity and modesty were paramount in the inspiration. I love combining the creativity of handmade clothing, with the contrasting notion of necessity and frugality that drove people like my grandmother to sew and produce. It’s always been the backbone of tony chestnut to try to embody and respect both of these ideas in my handmade clothing.
photography by Meg Kroeker, who uses unedited film which she processes herself.