If you’re looking for a line of clothing that combines cool-girl minimalism with classic lines and just a touch of avant-garde flare, look no further that this New York designer who has been a favorite of mine for ages. The story behind her line is as intriguing as the clothes themselves. Caron Callahan launched her eponymous label after graduating from the Gallatin School of NYU. As a new graduate, this Brooklyn-based creative began to truly hone her skills while working at Barneys New York for their private label division. After cutting her teeth there, she began working with Tracy Feith as his design assistant. It was while she was working with Tracy that Caron began to fall in love with the constant creativity and multifaceted nature of running a small, independent fashion line. Before she launched her label, she took some time to travel the world, throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. The designer’s passion for travel is evident in her designs which celebrate comfort, function, and culture. Caron Callahan is a great line to look to for wardrobe staples – those pieces you wear over and over again and never get tired of because the fit and quality is always perfection. Her pieces are always easy to wear and luxurious in their simplicity. Why? The focus is always on quality fit, beautiful fabrics, and impeccable construction. Whether you are looking for a perfectly flowy gauze dress or a pair of menswear inspired trousers, her collections are always timeless and refined. Caron Callahan is truly a designer that will stand the test of time and from season to season, this Brooklyn darling just keeps getting better. Scroll on for my favourite pieces from this amazing designer.
CARON CALLAHAN PICKS
1 // Mali Jumpsuit | Peach Japanese Gauze
2 // Christine Jumpsuit | Yellow Stripe
3 // Dover Pants | Camel Canvas
4 // Uma Dress | Indian Jacquard Gauze
5 // Chelsea Dress | Blue Gingham
6 // Flora Dress | Faded Indigo Denim
7 // Gwyn Pant | Faded Indigo Denim
8 // Krasner Jacket | Peach Twill
All photos via Caron Callahan.
It is rare that a fashion designer manages to create pieces that are simultaneously eccentric, boisterous and whimsical, while also being modern, wearable and flattering. New York based designer Rachel Comey is one of those rare artists. Beginning her career designing costumes for burgeoning bands in downtown New York, Comey moved on to design her first menswear collection before expanding to womenswear and footwear. Her first boutique opened in Soho in 2014. The Rachel Comey brand goes beyond her trademark, vintage-esque aesthetic with integrity and a sense of community being at the heart of the brand. All of the clothing is manufactured locally in Manhattan while all knits and shoes are produced in Spain, Portugal and Peru. With a focus on exquisite fabrics and perfect fits, its not difficult to see why Rachel Comey has built such a cult-following within the art and fashion industry.
I came across Rachel Comey recently and fell in love with her bold pieces and vintage silhouettes. Her pieces are statement making, not intended for wallflowers or those who are not confident in their own skin or sense of style. But they are also rooted in a sense of modernity and celebrate femininity with silhouettes that are at times unusual but always beautiful. Sure there a ton of talented designers out there who create pretty things. But there are few designers who blaze their own trail, shunning industry expectations while still creating works of art that women want to wear. Its clear that Rachel Comey is going to continue to grow as an artist, gaining even more respect and credibility from her peers and fans. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from her womenswear line.
Slim Bishop Pant
Crochet Cropped Tank
Boucle Cropped Pullover