Do you ever think of clothing as a form of art? We think every fashion item offers something visually interesting, but what about a clothing item that is so unique, you can only look but you can't wear. Well actually, there's no such thing as not being able to wear something ... If you are a daring trendsetter girl, you can pull off anything! Anyways, this is another blast-from-the-past post, and specifically a photo shoot with photographer Connie Jang (more on this talented artist coming soon). The year is 2012, the place? Brooklyn, New York. We designed a few very special looks for this editorial only. These looks were never meant to land on the for-sale rack, but rather capture our brand identity at the time. Courtesy of Connie Jang's vision, the images were taken using a vintage black & white film camera and the results were well worth it. The natural beauty of working with a film camera is the inability to control the lighting on the device itself, and rather masterfully control the shadows and lighting in your physical setting. The photos are developed in the darkroom, and the results can either be a disaster or a masterpiece. In this case, we think the latter describes this photo shoot the best.
We chose two of our favorite looks from this vintage photo shoot to share with you. One is an asymmetrically draped white linen dress with a tie-back motif. This dress was carefully draped on the dressform and features multiple twists and folds at the shoulder seam. The result is a beautiful array of organic shapes across the front which drape over the opposite shoulder to create a rectangular drape at the back.
The second look featured bellow is a loose fitting cotton twill dress with a unique shawl-like addition. The shawl detail starts at the back by creating a row of evenly distributed pleats along the center-back seam and extends over the shoulder to create a beautiful asymmetric drape. This dress creates a simple but breathless image, facilitated by the natural beauty of our model.
Photography by Connie Jang
Looking for more unique stuff? Check out our 11:11 Jacket, the magical jacket that transforms into a bag!