On Our Radar
Notes from the Fashion Department
A big part of our jobs in the goop fashion department is getting distracted. It’s actually encouraged. That’s because sifting through the latest and greatest in art, culture, travel, and—of course—fashion is how we keep inspiration levels high. We created this new monthly column to share these insights with everyone. Expect to read about up-and-coming collaborations, exhibitions that hit a spectrum of cultural touchpoints, notable store openings, and anything else we hope gets you as excited as it gets us.
Sofia Bernardin and Sabrina Marshall (from Vogue and Self Service, respectively) of Re-See Atelier—which is hands down one of our favorite pit stops in Paris for scoring vintage—just launched a sustainable ready-to-wear line in response to the overall wastefulness of fast fashion. Inspired by big-name designers from the ’70s, the women credit Yves Saint-Laurent as their muse. Each effortless, whimsical piece is handcrafted in France using recycled fabrics salvaged from some of the most prominent fashion houses in Paris. The gypsy skirts, the fluttery dresses, the bohemian prints—everything is impeccably made and so wearable: We want all of it.
Louis Vuitton X.
We can’t exactly prove this, but we’re pretty sure Louis Vuitton put designer collaborations on the map (they’ve been at it for over 160 years). The historic house has curated the most memorable and enticing of the bunch—a punching bag designed with Karl Lagerfeld, classic bags reimagined by artists like Cindy Sherman, and original works by Yayoi Kusama, Zaha Hadid, and more—into an exhibition spanning two floors of 468 North Rodeo Drive, open now through September 15. LV’s latest artist collaboration, Artycapucines Collection, is also well represented.
The Pants We’re All Adding to Cart
Since we style and help concept all of the G. Label photo shoots, we get to know the individual pieces before anyone else does. This also means that we get to decide what we add to cart before anyone else does. This month, there’s one piece that landed on every one of our lists: the Carter Military Pants. They’re the kind of midweight trousers that fit in best at the office or a work event—they’re not too dressed up, and they’re so easy to pair with anything you want up top, but they’re not exactly on par with a pair of jeans, either. The general consensus is that the cropped length is best with flat shoes.
Amanu x Singita
Up until now, if you had your heart set on a pair of Amanu’s sustainable, custom-fit, custom-made sandals, you’d have to visit the LA flagship (not a hard task—the space is stunning). This year, Amanu founder Anita Patrickson teamed up with conservation and ecotourism outfit Singita to train employees at Singita’s South African lodges in the art of sandal-making. Tourists get the option to take home a meaningful keepsake from an unforgettable trip. Meanwhile, Amanu will contribute a portion of sales to Singita’s environmental initiatives. If that doesn’t inspire some wanderlust, we don’t know what will.
Madewell x Christy Dawn
Prairie dresses done in moody micro florals. Billowy peasant tops rendered in the softest fabrics. And details—like ties in lieu of zippers, peplum-style hemlines, and fringed tassels—that kick up the romance factor on everything they touch. If there is one collaboration to keep on your radar right now, it’s Madewell and LA-based designer Christy Dawn. And if it looks like this bohemian collection is a nod to vintage, that’s because it is. Each piece—in true Christy Dawn form—is done in very limited runs (like 200, max) and made using upcycled deadstock fabrics cut and sewn in her Los Angeles factory. Plus, the pieces are designed to fit a wider range of sizes. And that price point is pretty hard to beat.