Notice how designer collaborations are kinda like the hottest thing in fashion right now (ahem, Missoni for Target, Versace for H&M, Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s, etc.,)? Well so did Estefania Lacayo and Jessica Wilpon Kamel, design industry vets and BFFs, who decided to launch a members only retail site called Edition01 devoted to just that. Only these aren’t hysteria-inducing collaborations between designers and mass retailers (not that we’re mad at those…at all). The idea here is more refined. Lacayo and Kamel pair up with the hottest designers (Cushnie et Ochs, Vera Wang, Doo.ri to name a few) and commission them (and their factories) to create limited edition runs of their most quintessential pieces but in a new print, fabrication or colorway. Or, in the case of today’s collection by Thakoon for home line Ankasa, they let designers experiment out of the comfort zones. New on the site today is Thakoon’s line of pillows for Ankasa made with fabrics from his resort collection.
This is a site for the discerning fashionista–someone who wants something truly and special unique. When they say collections are limited edition–they mean it. Collections for Edition01 contain, on average, between 15 and 40 pieces max.
Want to know more? So did we. We sat down with Lacayo and Kamel to ask them just how Edition01 came about and how it works.