Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fawn LOVES to Study!

We’ve never been this excited about “Study-ing.” Discover the 2012 Spring Summer Study New York collection now!

Tara St James is the owner and head designer for the New York-based clothing label Study, a high-concept brand primarily produced in New York City. St James was born and raised in Montreal, Canada but has lived and worked in New York since 2004, she now calls Brooklyn home. Formerly the creative director of Covet, a mainstream eco-friendly sportswear collection for men and women, Tara left to start Study in September 2009. Spring 2011 will be Study’s third collection; it is inspired by restrictions, using hand-dyed ikat silks and examines no-waste patternmaking. She also works with local artisans in India to create very limited edition runs of hand-woven textiles. She is looking to expand this specialized production to other artisans around the world.

Believing that open source material plays a strong role in the development of the sustainable design community, St James started Study Hall in the summer of 2010. Under her guidance, Study interns developed, produced and sold their own sustainable mini collections. Study Hall can now be found at several retailers in New York City and abroad. She is very open about her production and design process and documents them regularly.

A strong and driving presence among young sustainable designers, St James lends her talent and skills to various organizations. She is the fashion director for The Uniform Project, a fundraising platform using sustainable design to raise money for underprivileged children. As a mentor at the Awamaki Lab, a program that fosters cross-cultural partnerships between young designers and Peru’s Awamaki indigenous weaver collective, she facilitates discussions about the intersection of sustainability, ethical sourcing and product innovation.

Introducing…Michelle Ross Jewellery.

Fawn is pleased to announced that we have added Michelle Ross jewellery to our growing collection of jewellery.

Toronto-born designer, Michelle Ross, fuses atypical design with nostalgic sensibility to create her collection of contemporary jewellery. Adorning a faithful following since 2003, Michelle uses semi-precious stones and metals juxtaposed with glass, ceramics and vintage findings to produce each unique piece.

Michelle’s study of textiles at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University honed her innate eye for detail and keen sense of style. In 2007, Michelle moved to London, England where her studies at the prestigious London College of Fashion brought her to intern for luxury fashion label, Erdem. Bringing her diverse background and experience into her own work, Michelle launched her debut womenswear collection in London, effortlessly blurring the line between clothing and jewellery. Michelle returns to Toronto to pursue her love of crafting handmade jewellery that reflects her truly distinct perspective. Michelle Ross Jewellery is the fine balance of elegance and unpredictability.

BOHO summer with Boessert Schorn.

Designed by Brigitte Schorn and Sonia Boessert, the two met during their fashion studies at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle. With their first collaboration, they qualified for the prestigious Hyeres Festival International de Mode et de Photographie. The duo split in 2010, leaving Boessert the sole designer. Inspired by old things, craft and traditional costumes, the line is rough, inaccurate and nonchalant. We love it for the prints and silhouette.

If you’re heading to powerball, you’re guaranteed to make a statement in this one.