We're nuts about Meredith Kahn's accessories line Made Her Think, and when we learned Kahn was working with Resin's Chantel Valentene on several summer denim essentials, our jewelry-hungry ears perked up.
Last night, Soho vintage emporium What Goes Around Comes Around hosted a laid-back, intimate launch to celebrate the collaboration pieces. With Teen Vogue's Andrew Bevan playing deejay (nobody spins '90s hits better), guests including Becka Diamond sipped Kanon Vodka cocktails and flipped through racks of amazing vintage tees.
"I actually come from a clothing background," Kahn explained to us. "I used to design denim at Gap, so when Chantel came to me with this idea, it just seemed like a natural progression of my work." The jeweler added that her ultimate goal was to roll out items that didn't simply read as "embellished." "I didn't want it to look dinky or cheap, like the accents had just been stuck on, so I thought--let's do these metal 'spines!'"
Indeed, the black denim vest features a row of symmetrical, stacked metal plates all along the back that mimic a (very fancy) vertebral column, while the itty-bitty cutoffs bear the same hardware along one outer seam. "At the end of the day, I wanted to make something organic," said Kahn, following the same basic principle she uses when crafting her baubles. "Something that looks like it was always meant to be there."
One thing's for sure--those shorts were meant to be in our closet.