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.
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.