James also notes that once they arrived back in New York, she became super inspired by the fabrics he was using in the collection, which really prompted the over-the-knee printed boot. They enjoyed the collaboration process but James also says that nothing compared to watching the work come together on stage at the Kings Theater. To be honest, she says, I wasn't really thinking about the shoes at that moment.
It's not all so rough and textural, though. The label also has more refined pieces, like its wool crochet bucket hats, or its field of flowers button-up shirt, made from cotton with upcycled, sewn cutouts applied to it. Nature, unsurprisingly, always serves as the inspiration for their designs-no matter how literal.
The 16 brands showcased span the country, as well as categories from shoes and jewelry to ready-to-wear. We call it a discovery showroom, and I really want it to feel like people are actually actively discovering new names and new people, Peoples Wagner adds. There are so many talented, young Black designers that people in fashion may not even know about.
For the occasion, www.goldengoosers.com we're thinking a bit of prep mixed with country charm-you'll be in Connecticut, after all. Rowing Blazer's patchwork double-breasted blazer is just the ticket. Pair it with a pleated skirt from Selezza and boots; we like these caramel-colored leather knee-highs from Dear Frances.
And yet, they have seared their memory into my mind. I tried to rack my brain for an iconic thin scarf moment. Was it a holiday Old Navy ad, in which a woman in a white turtleneck and thin rainbow scarf dances around in fake snow Not quite.