She’s become a master at sculptural draping and yet, she’s only two seasons into her eponymous label. Designer Claudia Li, a former womenswear designer at J.W. Anderson, pursued the theme of self preservation for her latest collection. After a personal event shocked her world, she was inspired to incorporate knots, bows and panels to form an amour against the body – especially around the most fragile parts, like ankles and wrists. Not only do we love the ingenious way she’s able to make robust and powerful silhouettes feel lightweight and still a bit vulnerable, we’re just smitten with what she’s done with denim. I mean, just look at the denim jacket with billowing sleeves constructed of woven indigo yarns. Incredible!
Earrings that thread, pierce, and twist through piercings that don’t exist. <Rubs eyes.> Huh?! You mean I don’t have to get even more piercings to make it look like I’m wearing an ear full? YES. Jewelers like Maria Black and Smith + Mara are creating delicate and precious metal ear pieces that fool the eyes to believe you’re sporting multiple piercing when you’re actually wearing just one. But your ears aren’t pierced at all? Catbird and Erstwhile have got your covered with super chic options that simply cuff and screw onto the ear.
If you’re searching for utilitarian clothing with elegant ease, look no further than Melbourne label Caves Collect. Australian designers Sarah Russell and Johanna Howe launched their brand in 2014 with a dedication to an ethically sourced and handmade ethos. Their latest collection is abundant with high waisted bottoms, like cigarette pants, wrap skirts, shorts and overalls, in lightweight merino wool, linen and cotton. Who else is ready for the transition to fall?
You might recognize some of his work on movies like Her, Virgin Suicides, Adaptaion and Where The Wild Things Are. Or in an OK GO music video. Or on a pair of Nikes. Or even on a collection of Heath Ceramics. Geoff McFetridge is one of the most prolific artists of our time, with his work spanning a broad range of media. He’s that talented. I love the quirkiness of the subjects in his simple, yet commanding, illustrations – especially the gals in their bathing suits!