Monday, June 24, 2013

Latest inspiration : Willow Knows SS13 Lookbook

There's been a lot of talk around the blogosphere about silk and hand dyed fashions; just think about such collections floating around this season such as Ilana Kohn, Dusen Dusen, Ingrid Starnes, Wren, Collina Strada and even Blooming Leopold's shibori bamboo rayon dresses. Not to mention the daily treats over at the No6 blog.

Silk is such a classic that has enough selling power in itself that you'd think it wouldn't need much promo to get in on it. Frankly, I believe there's been a strong silk revival over the past 2-3 years. Along with the whole sustainable/timeless chic trend, people seem to want to invest more and more in silk basics (Equipment shirts, anyone?), as well as contemporary items in amazing prints and somewhat loose shapes. The rise of geometric patterns and digital printing has also contributed to this renewed interest.

But enough blabber for now; after seeing this image on Pinterest, I knew right away I wanted to see the full collection.

I mean...painted brick NY loft, yoga poses AND hand dyed silk? Did I already mentioned all the models were barefoot? (I totally LOVE this barefoot look books trend this season)

There isn't much info about this collection, other that it's based in Virginia and designer Jessica Lee hand-dyes each piece. It looks pretty amazing for a first collection, don't you think?

And of course all this will send me on another crazed Etsy silk dress search...Have you noticed how all the prices have sky rocketed in that category lately? I need to go thrifting more often.

All images via willow knows.

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