Cactus Couture


One of our occasional customers has recently been inspired by Berkeley cactus gardens to create some cactus-inspired clothing. From Women’s Wear Daily:

CITY BY THE BAY GETAWAY: New York designer Koos van den Akker has found his ideal vacation spot, allowing him to keep a daily schedule sewing his signature collage sportswear for sale in his namesake Madison Avenue boutique. His summer getaway is in San Francisco in a seventh-floor fashion school classroom at the Academy of Art University, where he’s a designer in residence for two months. It’s a post of his own making, where he’s essentially created a West Coast atelier….

Koos had just explained to a student about the textured effect created when fraying fabric into strips and some of the principles of using collage in apparel. He then turned his attention to a coat he’s sewing for his boutique — a design inspired by cacti he’s seen in dry East Bay gardens. “The bright light in the Bay Area also reflects in my work,” said Koos.

I’m feeeling inspired myself to make some clothing-inspired mixed cacti pots. I wonder what it will be?…


    
    
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