Process: THE STORY BEHIND FW17

Fall/Winter 2017 is here, and I am thrilled to finally share these pieces with you. When I started "Lady of the Lake," I was thinking about water and the mythological women from Camelot and Hamlet. However, as I worked on the collection... well, I hit a wall. A big, sucky, creative block. Weeks went by with little progress to show for them. And although the experience was trying, it seems fitting that RESPONSIVE TEXTILES' fifth collection would be a landmark one for me as a maker. It would also perhaps be the most RESPONSIVE one yet...

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Process: MAKING THE SUNLIGHT TOP

The Sunlight Top is a personal favorite of mine from the SS17 Collection. It is light-weight, cotton and perfect for just throwing on during these hot, summer months. And yes, the fact it's bra-optional is an added bonus. With its over-sized fit and easy drape, this piece gives off an air of effortlessness. However, just like achieving that perfect "bed head / I just woke up like this" look, its simplicity is the product of a great deal of effort. Knitting its panels takes about four hours of active work to complete, and the finishing process (hems, seams, ect) takes about another four. Here is a brief overview of the process for creating the Sunlight Top from start to finish, one row at a time...

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Process: THE STORY BEHIND SS17

Hooray, hooray! It is finally May! I want to jump up, and rhyme all day! Spring is here at last, and so is the launch of our Spring/Summer 2017 collection: Eternal Sunshine! I have been waiting many months to send these limited edition pieces out into the world. Now that these beauties are finally available for order, I want share a closer look into the intention and story behind this collection. Like a mama hen, I love each of my collections for the unique stories they tell. This one, however, is especially near and dear to my heart...

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