Archive for February, 2019

WARP & WEFT | ALEXANDRA KOHL

February 22, 2019

It was a few years ago at Field & Supply that we first came across the work of New York-based Fiber Artist Alexandra Kohl. Kohl, an avid equestrian, combines the beauty of cotton with horsehair via a delicate dance of warp and weft. The result – hand-woven textiles which not only unite the natural qualities of plant and animal, but also emanate an intricacy that discreetly draws the viewer in for closer admiration. For anyone unfamiliar with the age-old craft of hand-weaving, it is a process equally laborious and tranquil; each individual yarn manipulated by the weaver in a deliberate act as intricate as those of an experienced surgeon. Kohl’s masterful hand and eye for color marry flawlessly to preserve the longstanding tradition of hand-weaving.

In her most recent body of work, a joint venture with furniture designer J.M. Szymanski, bespoke furnishings juxtapose Kohl’s soft substrates against the stature of cast iron. Named an emerging talent by Architectural Digest in 2017, Kohl’s admiration for minimalism and organic architecture lends inspiration and is distinctly embodied in her textiles. What makes Kohl’s work even more desirable? A unique versatility to complement a wide range of aesthetic preferences, modern to traditional.

Images courtesy of Alexandra Kohl.

COASTAL ATTIRE

February 1, 2019

When we first laid eyes on this 2018 spread from Harper’s Bazaar, it was an unquestionable bookmark. Photographed by Paul Bellaart and featuring Dutch beauty Bette Franke, the oceanic backdrop calls for nothing more than timeless, coastal attire. At a time when it feels the entire nation is purging closets in anxious pursuit of anything and everything ‘sparking joy’, we remain steadfast in our belief that successful style is best embodied in a few simple basics. It’s true what they say, we’ve never met a stripe we didn’t like, and call us old-fashioned, but we’ve been collecting vintage fisherman knits for years. Layered with the refinement of classic tailoring, the simplicity of an elongated silhouette and a healthy glow that radiates from the inside out, it’s a win-win no matter if you’re dressing for the seaside or countryside. If you’re one of the cult-Kondo followers looking to make some drastic revisions within your own wardrobe, check out a few of our favorite of-the-moment options.

Breton Stripes

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Classic Tailoring

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Elongated Silhouettes

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Fisherman Knits

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Sunkissed Glow

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Harper’s Bazaar España, October 2018 | Images by Paul Bellaart.

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