Loomstate has a special place in my heart. When I first became interested in eco-fashion many years ago, it was one of the first brands I heard of. I even remember when the head designer, Rogan Gregory, was approached by Bono and Ali Hewson to design their ethically-conscious Edun line. It is a pioneering brand that continues to up the ante on sustainability in the fashion industry, whether it’s through educating design students or creating stylish multi-functional garments:
I love garments that can be worn in more than one way, so this new Loomstate collection of reversible, convertible dresses and tops is such a treat. Inspired by Rothko and Mondrian paintings, they brilliantly utilize the color-blocking trend and multiple layers to create garments that can be worn up to 8 different ways, with fun videos to showcase the functionality of each piece. Getting more use out of one garment is not only smart and environmentally-beneficial design, but a great travel solution when space is tight and great day-to-evening solution when time is tight. In other words, these are thoroughly modern pieces for the modern woman’s wardrobe:
I’m now inspired to try working multiple layers into one garment! The soft Tencel fabric Loomstate uses keeps the layers from feeling bulky, but I’d love to try using chiffon instead. In addition to fun color-blocking combinations, chiffon will allow me to play with transparency and layering colors to create new ones. Fun!