May 18, 2011


 These fetching pieces from Filly would beautifully take a gal from the cool spring we're experiencing right through our humid summers. I love the timelessness of the designs, & the fabric choices made by designer Emily Christensen, a graduate of the California College of the Arts clothing design program: fine cotton voiles, hemp/cotton jersey blends, linen & leathered cotton twills that have lovely sheens & textures in rich, earthy hues. What really impressed me were the incredible details in her work: pleats, folds, seams & stitching that stand out against the deceptive simplicity of her designs & the solid colors she chooses, elevating each piece to a work of art.

In her artistic statement, Christensen talks about how it struck her that function was unexpectedly beautiful; this discovery while performing everyday activities like gardening & biking led her back to school, where she received the necessary training to design the clothing she sells today. Brava.

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