An awesome indy clothing line out of L.A., Seed Clothing owner Amy creates “art that lives on in our everyday lives.” I love her super-fab dresses and the way she combines fabrics. She agreed to tell us a little more about her background and her business — enjoy!
How did you get started in fashion? I went to study fashion design in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduation I worked for Nanette Lepore, Calvin Klein, Pacific Sunwear and Chaps Ralph Lauren before starting my own line.
Where do you work? I currently work out of my home, but plan to get a studio off-site next year. I don’t have a full time staff, I use freelancers, contractors and part-time design assistants and sewers.
What are your inspirations? Vintage clothing! And fashion designers like Balenciaga, Isabel Toledo, Vivienne Westwood, Pauline Trigere. Fashion Magazines like Nylon and Vogue, Architecture, Interior design, life!
What’s next for seed clothing? Very hi-end mini collections offered at exclusive boutiques and on the internet. The collections will include full length coats, tailored jackets, couture blouses and specialty dresses. And teaching more local classes for lay people!
What else should the world know about you? I’m always striving to challenge myself as a designer but more importantly as an artist and craftsperson.
According to her etsy profile, you should buy Miss Bohl’s designs to support . . . her drinking habit. So maybe that’s not the best reason, here’s a better one:
This gorgeous chevron-striped A-line dress is totally adorable. Appropriate for everything from work to a cocktail party, this little cream and mint green number is one of my favorites! She also has tons of other great original designs — lots more stripes and plaids too — available here.
Perfect for the fashionista on a budget who always wants to be chic and comfy, these versatile tops and dresses from Isadora clothing are both! Available in a variety of colors, Vanessa’s pieces go from a short flutter sleeve to a tank to a halter to strapless. Genius!
Hey all, happy Fashion Week! That’s right, New York Fashion Week begins tomorrow, and in the spirit of all things fashion, I’ll be posting some of my favorite handmade clothing all week. There is some seriously great stuff out there, so stay tuned!
Ruffle Bib Dress
Liza Rietz is the creator of my two favorite dresses of the moment. I love both of these which feature her perfectly pleated rows of ruffles — so in right now, I might add. Her craftsmanship is impeccable, her fabric choices are lovely . . . I can’t get enough!