Saturday, June 22, 2013


The fashion world is going back in time with all the postmodern vintage looks that inspire us to turn classic into trendy (take a brand like Seychelles for example) and old favorites (Swedish Hasbeens or Saltwater sandals) into current phenomenon. 

 However, prints are a hard thing to keep in style or bring back from the dead. Some of the only patterns that have stood the test of time include textile prints, commonly hand woven or carefully crafted. From the current day Berbers who hand weave carpets in North Africa to the Aztec ancients—these patterned zigzags and stripes have stood the test of time in looking both modern and classic. Brands such as Pendleton and Missoni show how amazingly versatile these textile prints can be from uber casual to uber sophisticated.

Shoe brands like Jeffrey Campbell, Sam Edelman, All Black and Doc Martens add details inspired by these classic prints to showcase their timeless qualities. Jeffrey Campbell, one of our favorite shoe brands, created the amazing Bijou sandal reminiscent of the Missoni classic print. One of our favorite bag companies, Will Leather Goods, created a stunning collection of Oaxacan handbags that use vegetable and natural dyes to create vibrancy in the one of a kind, hand woven Zapotec rugs featured on their incredible leather make. 

Owning a shoe or bag with a classic textile print is a must in order to have a holistic collection of oh-so-beautiful everlasting things. Our current favorites are: the Jeffrey Campbell Bijou sandal: perfect to thrown on with cropped skinnies or our Will Oaxacan crossbody or Indian silk rag rug bag: perfect to throw over your shoulder during any season.

Posted by Val
MissMeers Bridgeport

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