independent designers

Wolcott : Takemoto

i was contacted by Natasha & Joy introducing their new line Wolcott : Takemoto – and what a wonderfully simple and wearable collection it is.

Wolcott : Takemoto was founded by Joy Wolcott and Natasha Takemoto – Seattleites turned Brooklyn dwellers. Natasha studied at FIDM in San Francisco and Joy studied at Seattle Central School of Apparel Design and has interned with Mociun and most recently as a design intern for Rachel Comey for a full season. WT was founded with the notion of creative independence and design integrity with clothing that puts thought towards fit and quality.

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of a kind

of a kind is a pretty unique shopping experience in that they feature an emerging designer each week who releases a limited edition item in a small batch for the public to snap up (and they do – everything that i have browsed through is sold out.) it’s a lovely way to find out about new designers, as well as learn about them & their process.

this week they are showcasing the work of sara dudzinsky & her jewellery label better late than never. i was just thinking yesterday how i haven’t bought or worn a pair of earrings in so long, probably because most of the stuff i see in shops are still terrible hangovers from the gypsy/bohemian trend.  that’s one of the reasons why i like her double crystal studs – they are clean & simple with just a bit of quirk.

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frances may

frances may is a shop in portland, oregon that sells womenswear (and some menswear too) from designers such as vena cava, rachel comey, mociun, alexander wang and more.

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