I have some more new pieces to show from my Spring ’14 collection – “Found in Reverie“. This collection was inspired by a mix of ideas. My first inspiration was vintage lingerie, which is why I chose a lot of sheer, flowy fabrics and lace detail. My inspiration then transitioned into dreaming. And then lucid dreaming. And then a dream of aimlessly wandering through a beautiful and peaceful floral garden. After taking a few seasons off from designing for a number of stressful reasons, I chose to design a collection that elated thoughts of contentment, calmness and growth. The right tone of music is a must for designing properly, so I ended up listening to a lot of “dreamy” type artists including the “Lost in Translation” soundtrack, Julia Holter, Brian Eno, Bibio, Tame Impala… among many others. I also watched the movie “Zazie dans le Metro” a countless amount of times, which isn’t directly related, but got me thinking a lot about surrealism and how I want incorporate surrealism into clothing (while still making it wearable). This will always be a future goal in mind…I have a long ways to go. The collection was photographed in the work/live loft where my clothing line was essentially born…a place my friends and I call Kilimanjaro. I rented a corner as a workspace for about 3 years, then moved in for a few months. The loft is full of never-ending rooms, surprises and mysteries. This collection is full of pieces that encourage layering, which makes each piece super versatile (and surprising and mysterious). As always, each garment is made with love and care, ethically in Chicago. I hope you enjoy!