California keeps turning ‘em out. Great fashion designers, I mean. Our latest find — Clover Canyon — is not to be missed. They join a growing pantheon of truly great California designers that include the Rodarte girls, Libertine, Jenni Kayne, 20112 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner The Elder Statesman, designed by Greg Chait, 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nominee Andrea Liebermann, who was nominated for her line A.L.C., and the list goes on and on and on. There are literally so many great fashion designers coming out of Los Angeles these days that, while I can see their designs swimming in my head, I can’t call them all up by name (though, perhaps there’s a California fashion designers post in my future). Today, though, we are singing the praises of Clover Canyon, who I literally didn’t know about when I woke up Wednesday morning. Now they are top of mind. I love their use of color, their use of structure and pre-ocuppation with great design, and the easy California spirit they infuse in all their designs. I could literally imagine throwing on one of their dresses with a pair of flat sandals by relaxed, California day, and swapping them out for a high-heeled sandal or pointy-toe pump for dinner with my hubby on the town. Clothes like these, which carry you effortlessly from day into night, are just what we all need for our busy and fully realized lives. And as for The Fully Realized Life, the folks at Clover Canyon seem to be living it, as evidenced by their own sense of what they’re doing, which I’ll give you, now, in their words:
“Designed and produced in Los Angeles, each Clover Canyon collection reflects the eclectic, joyful spirit of California through vivid prints and streamlined silhouettes. The Clover Canyon atelier is unique: Working collaboratively, and drawing on their shared passion for travel and art, the team design original prints, and hand-engineer them to frame and enhance the body. New technology meets old world craftsmanship as garments are designed, patterned, cut and sewn in-house.
In a word, the look of Clover Canyon is jubilant. These are clothes embarked on an endless voyage, from the tribal plains of Africa and the courts of ancient kings, through the annals of art history, and beyond. Shapes convey the modern ease. Clover Canyon invites women to join them on a journey of the imagination: Where do you want to go?
Clover Canyon is available internationally from the finest specialty stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Lane Crawford, and online retailers such as Net-a-Porter and Shopbop. Clover Canyon is made in California, and always will be.”
To which we say, right on.
PHOTOGRAPHY via Coco+Kelley
PAULA PURYEAR is a Lawyer, Film & Television writer, HuffPoster and Founder of Revel In It Mag.