Written by PHILLIP D. JOHNSON
Images Photographed at The Box at Lincoln Center by PHILLIP D. JOHNSON
Designed and produced in Los Angeles, the CLOVER CANYON Creative team has a shared passion for traveling and art, original prints and hand-engineering design that frames and enhances a women’s body. They endeavor, with each seasonal collection, to take their customers to a new and beautiful place. In their capable hands, new technology meets old world craftsmanship as garments are designed, patterned, cut and sewn in-house.
This season, for the fall 2013 collection, they are inspired by Imperial Russia, referencing the country’s “extreme luxury, extreme ideals, extreme vastness and extreme passion”. The team embraced the inspiration by creating rich prints that evokes the richness of the gowns worn by Catherine the Great, full A-line skirts with nipped waists, dresses with sculpted sleeves, and gem-toned angora sweaters with sequin and shimmering accents. I love the beautiful “Egg Vase” Cape, the masterful use of neoprene in embroidered dresses and pants and the scarf chiffon pants and skirts. This is opulence that is far from over the top, which is the best endorsement for this collection.
An especially nice touch was the actual ballet dancers who stood en pointe throughout the presentation. It was all beautiful. Clover Canyon is available internationally from the finest specialty stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, and online retailers such as Net-a-Porter and Shopbop.