One thing I love to see is someone successfully melding hard work, outstanding quality and creativity into a truly unique product. In this age of disposable fashion these brands stand apart with meticulous detailing and a touch of flair.
The first is
Made by hand in the East Village of New York City, Alix de Bohemia delivers exceptionally unique coats and jackets all sewn and flamboyantly embellished with treasures and trims hand selected by Ms. Alix Verley Pietrafesa the self proclaimed "gypsy tailor"
Each piece is truly a work of art and each design follows the whimsy of her creator. The result is often bold and striking - definitely a statement piece you would be lucky to own.
Alix in her atelier
A talented artist, Alix hand draws invitations to her trunk shows. She also draws each and every clothing label which only adds to the charm and allure of these gorgeous garments.
Charming hand-drawn invitations
Closeup of intricate layers of trim and embellishments
Closeup showing hand cut and applied appliqués
Now on to BLAZE
Founded by a trio of Italian fashionistas, Blaze reinterpreted the quintessential men's blazer for women. Lush velvets, cashmere, linen and wool combine with intricate detailing to create an understated status symbol that envelopes you with insta-style.
The Blaze premise is
"EVERY COOL GIRL IS HALF BOY"
and I have to agree - there is no one garment that adds more sophistication than a well cut and finely tailored blazer. The Blaze ladies do one thing, and they do it well.
Beautiful buttons and trademark "smiley pocket" detail
A sketch of the signature "smiley pocket"
Quality doesn't come cheap but I recommend investing in a piece or two....Made to order, they will stand the test of time and no doubt be your go to jackets for years to come.
Until next time,