Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bodkin Fall 2011 RTW

bod·kin  (bdkn) n.
1. A small, sharply pointed instrument for making holes in fabric or leather.

Bodkin designer Eviana Hartman showed a polished, wearable collection at her first-ever fashion week presentation this evening. Bodkin has earned plaudits for its commitment to sustainability, and when pressed, Hartman can catalog the eco pros and cons of each of her fabrics, and talk at length about her sourcing of materials and her production process. It's to her credit, though, that you can't read any of the green into the clothes: As a designer, Hartman has always specialized in an aesthetic that's clean, easy-feeling, and urbane. Her Fall collection was more of the same, in a good way.

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Why am I loving Bodkin's Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection? Because not only is it a collection of timeless staple pieces with a gorgeous color palate, but it is sustainable. I've always been a fan of Bodkin, but I do believe that designer, Eviana Hartman, really stepped it up for her first appearance at New York Fashion Week. The knits in this collection look so luscious it is almost making me want Fall now... almost. But, what impresses me most about Bodkin's collection is that it is sustainable and ever so chic.

Hopefully we will see a few pieces from this collection on the racks at Arcadia this Fall.

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