During a recent trip to Horween, I came across a plush leather hide I'd never seen before. The sunlight peering through the window of this family-owned tannery caused the color to glimmer; a rich forest green. It wasn't until I touched it that every possibility of moving on passed it was gone...
Dawn|Dusk is more than a recent collection; it's a concept to embody. This unisex tee is an extension of what birthed the line of accessories.
I designed this symbol to visually communicate the beauty and balance of dawn & dusk. They are bookends to the day; similar in purpose but different in approach. They are faithful but not monotonous. They are opposite but equal.
So for Lucy's Fall/Winter project, we decided to expand on this idea. Continually inspired by light & movement, she endeavored to use leather to craft shapes & designs that express this particular inspiration. In doing so, she created three distinct abstract designs and then worked them within three distinct accessories; hanging wall art, a tote and a clutch.
Shadow Play, Light Play with a group of incredible, talented people.
The Rise Tote. Our latest addition to the Dawn | Dusk Collection. For work, for travel, for overnight.
In my last Journal entry, I disclosed what all "We've Been Up To" and I promised handfuls of newness coming your way in October. I am one to keep my word, friends! You are reading this, so by now you've gotten a taste of some of the changes made, but let me tell you about all 9! (Because it is my favorite number:-)
My original plans for the summer were to begin to roll-out a new "Limited Edition" design each month along with several open-studio events and summer workshops. However, with a slower than expected spring and the dispersement of my incredible team of assistants (ending of semesters and beginnings of study-abroad programs), I instead decided to take a step back to evaluate.
So much Thanks to models: Prince @77trois & Kadeeja @thebestofk
Summer is officially here, which means the semester has ended for all my amazing assistants...and so off they go! Some to study abroad, some back to their hometowns for a bit.
Inspired by 'minimal figurative abstraction', Lucy and I collaborated on 5 one-of-a-kind tote bags. We were loving the shapes of our small leather cut-offs and decided to make something new!
Meet Anitra. You may know her images our relaunch party but we brought her back to talk Chicago, style and inspiration. She is a Chicago native and food photographer. She specializes in capturing the unattractive info and alluring scenes.
Over the last 6 months, I've been able to have the fun & revelatory experience of working with directors, Jason & Blue, as they work to share the story of CHC through a documentary.