OK, when I saw this photo on Pinterest, I knew I was on to something; or at least I wish I were. And boy, was I right!
This New York label is spot on my newfound minimalist/classic casual/timeless wardrobe crave as of late. I mean...clothes with traveling in mind - who wouldn't want that??
Loose clean lines, clothes that look like lab coats, unbleached linen (and other stuff that would remind someone of sack cloth) , splashes of monochromes (salmon anyone??) AND one of the most dynamic studio look books I've seen lately.
It may be a New York thing, as all things new and curated vintage I've been swooning over lately seem to be based there. Hmm...maybe it's time for a move? Or just bringing some of that spirit back to old classy France.
Here's how the designers describe the label and I have to admit I'm not even close to doing an equally decent job at it.
APIECE APART is a line of elevated basics – building block pieces that are as versatile as the woman wearing them. The label is brought to life through clean lines, chic, simple shapes, impeccable tailoring and beautiful fabrics. It balances the simple with the sophisticated. The classic with the modern. APIECE APART was born during a trip to West Texas for the designers’ 30th birthdays.
Inspired by the austere and beautiful landscape, Starr Hout and Laura Cramer conceived of a simplified wardrobe, one that could be packed into a single bag - simple items that could be mixed and matched to go anywhere and do anything.
APIECE APART’s SS13 collection creates a space where Scandinavia and Japan meet. The collection mixes Danish modernism with the imperfect, raw edges of Wabi Sabi. The cool and modern combine with the warm and natural. Modern silhouettes are presented in natural fabrics and classic silhouettes are reimagined in forward fabrics. SS13 features Italian technicals, Spanish burlaps with crisp, clean cottons.
The line is currently produced in New York City and is designed by Laura Cramer and Starr Hout.