first rite launched it’s inaugural collection just a couple of years ago (i was particularly smitten with the fall 2012 look book), but i’m not sure why i hadn’t shared her work until now! i learned about designer nikki garcia’s work through mutual acquaintances some years back, and i’ve been quietly following her ever since. i always get excited about new designers, and really enjoy waiting for each new collection. her latest round of indigo dyed linen for spring 2014 has really got me itching to finally add one of her pieces to my wardrobe!
i love that even though it’s a spring collection, everything can easily transition from spring to fall, which probably has to do with the fact that all of the clothes are designed and sewn in san francisco. the city with no seasons and every season all at once.
photos courtesy of first rite.
earlier this summer, clare v. and steven alan teamed up for a cool photoshoot featuring some of the designer’s offerings available at steven alan stores. i don’t know much about the shoot, but i can tell by looking at the photos that it was shot in and around the clare viver boutique in silverlake. after years of coveting her classic messenger tote, i finally got one a few months back. and ever since, i’ve found myself lusting after so many of her minimalist designs. that and i now want to copy that exact look above. so much good.
photos courtesy of clare v. and steven alan.
i’m telling you, i’m really excited about so many new (and new to me) designers that i’ve been learning about lately. such is the case with designer isabel wilson, who just launched her inaugural spring 2014 collection. i was drawn in by the beautiful water prints on this amazing pair of now sold out shorts. she’s designed textiles for clients like anthro, calvin klein, marc jacobs and the like for a number of years, so it’s no surprise that the prints in her own collection are totally on point. of the collection, she says:
i was inspired by the trippy imagery one can find when looking at water, and the reflections that occur on its surface. i have been designing textiles for years for other designers but always wanted to start something of my own. i decided that i wanted to create some comfortable clothing with a focus on unique textile design for myself and my friends to wear around town!
and i’m certainly glad that she did. i’m still wishing i could get my hands on those shorts, but fortunately for me, she has an entire collection full of equally awesome pieces. and of course, she’s on my list of new designers to watch in the coming seasons.
images courtesy of isabel wilson.
the other day, i was browsing around the web and decided to check out the new arrivals at need supply co. i tell you, it seems like i want every new batch of stock more than the last. a few favorite new arrivals:
and some fun travel items from their latest go explore collection: