Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Slender Instrument Used for Making Holes in Cloth

One of my readers recently educated me about the wonderful world of Bodkin. I immediately began to explore the line and discovered beautifully crafted clothing made of sustainable materials. The aesthetic of the company is described as "architectural modernism: Good, smart design. With comfort at its core". The clothes are all made in the US using sustainable fabrics like post-consumer recycled polyester, salvaged textiles, organic cotton grown in the US and weaves from collectives in India. In 2009 the line was honored with the Ecco Domani Sustainable Design Award. The founder Eviana Hartman has done everything from working as a fashion journalist to playing drums in a band. She brings an incredibly diverse and versatile life experience that shows in each of the line's garments. The pieces are intelligent, convertible and unexpected (take a second look to discover subtle details). Below are some of my favorite pieces from the Autumn/Winter 2010 and Spring/Summer 2010 lines. All photos by Tina Tyrell.

Autumn/Winter 2010
Drapes to die for. I want to know where I can get a pair of these shoes!

Assymetrical pleating.


A feminine pocket detail is the perfect touch to this tomboy look.
Spring/Summer 2010

Great bunching at the bottom of this simple pullover.

A lilac shirt dress with an unexpected slit at the waist!

The perfect jersey dress.

Sweat pants that are acceptable outside of the house!