About the Line: I am a huge fan of the supersoft cotton separates from this California cool label. The label was founded in 2007 by by California girls Lauren Alexander and April Leight and it all started with a very universal need for those of us who live in cotton separates: the idea of creating the perfect men’s tee for women. The label caught fire from there, receiving tons of press and heaps of celebrity fans in the way of Nicole Richie and Mischa Barton. They’re most known for their signature Zipper Legging and the most impossibly soft, cool tees you may ever own.
The Collection: The collection was displayed as a presentation at Milk Studios, with the models standing on small pedestals in a manner where you could view the entire collection at once. The first thing that struck me was the layering effect, with many of their staples layered one over the other on the models. I loved the juxtaposition of shapes – trapeze tees were offset by skinny leggings, more fitted tanks and sleeveless tees were paired with long wide-legged cotton pants and long skirts. The line showed an optimistic use of color, utilizing cobalt blue, pink, yellow and purple along with standard black and white. There were also a lot of interesting shapes – trapeze tops, asymmetrical hemlines – things that keep cotton interesting. It showed everything from workout gear to chic separates that could work with dressier pieces for evening. If you live in breezy separates during the summer, you’ll definitely want to check out this line.
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