This year marks the 10th anniversary of Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent. That's some serious staying power in a very fickle industry. To celebrate the occasion, we caught up with Vincent--who is also credited as the original creative lead behind contemporary mega-brand Vince--in her Los Angeles showroom.
Though the tribal print trend seems to be heading out the door, there is something so cute and chic about the ikat print specifically that makes us want to wear it in as many ways as possible. It's been on a few runways recently, including as Dries Van Noten, Gucci, Marc and Balenciaga. Our love for ikat blossomed even more yesterday when we checked out Cynthia Vincent's upcoming Resort 2011 accessories collection, which was full of the colorful print. See above for our inspiration and click through for some more accessible examples that you can buy right now.
The inspiration for Barlow ranges from Marshmallow Peeps to Saved by the Bell to the movie Tron. Only a couple of seasons old, Barlow is designed by Molly Girard Coonan. The granddaughter of iconic textile designer Alexander Girard and a protege of Cynthia Vincent, Coonan possesses the bloodlines and the training to be a very talented designer. She also just seems really cool. She does a great job of making clothes that are sexy yet tomboyish, girly but with an edge. For Fall '10, we are loving a brown leather jacket and skirt, the oversized jackets, velvet pants and a menswear shirt with cut-outs. For Holiday '10, we are really into an army green cargo vest, the not-too-frilly party dresses, and geometric paneling.