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Stingray S/S 2022

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Launch
Thu - Nov 11, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Status
Finished

The year is 2007 and you plunge your head underwater with eyes open for the first time, despite a lifelong fear of drowning, only to discover a tropical, kaleidoscopic paradise and the striking elegance and movement of stingrays moving beneath you on the ocean floor.

The year is 2021, and you wonder, why has this enigmatic creature resurfaced in your mind now, so many years later? You’ve been reflecting lately on the maneuvering and adapting we do as individuals in the world, especially as immigrants and children of immigrants. In the depths of grief and processing change, creativity somehow still emerges.

Stingrays are powerful, graceful creatures that symbolize adaptability. For me personally, they have become a motif that I associate with overcoming fear, with transformation and discovery.

There is an element of camouflage in the new digital ombré print, as dragonflies appear first while stingray shapes are created in the ground of the pattern. Across cultures and time, the dragonfly signifies self-realization and moving past illusion--an ideogram of the raw and powerful journey towards enlightenment. The elegant stingray remains unchanged, always moving with the change of tides. Perhaps its capacity to be lethal keeps it free and adaptable.

This collection showcases a plant-dyed, regenerative cotton custom yarn-dye, flower-dyed recycled cotton jersey, and touches of shisha (mirrorwork), lurex and hand-beaded shimmer. I’m thrilled to be working with Oshadi, a cooperative in Tamil Nadu that is bringing back the ancient Indian way of farming cotton and plants. They have created these garments from beginning to end: by growing, spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, to then cutting, sewing, and finishing.

Summer crochet dresses are knit with 100% tanguis (native Peruvian) cotton, and the new straw bags were handwoven by Rosario, a talented woman I met in Oaxaca, Mexico earlier this year. The accessories project is the beginning of a collaboration with Hacer Común, an inclusive design center and social impact project in the Oaxacan community of Zimatlan. It seeks to promote the values and growth of the community by connecting local artisans who work collaboratively to develop everyday objects that revalue tradition.

Stingray S/S 2022 Collection

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Shisha Rib Knit Slip Dress and ‘Theli’ Bag in Magic Berry.
Heeled Thongs in Metallic Magic Berry, with Purple Pearl Payals.

Colorblock Yarn-Dye Cargo Wide-Leg Pant, Double Strap Shirred Tank and Shisha Mask.
Striped Flatforms in Silver Metallic Leather, with Peacock Pearl Anklets.

Zipper Mini Dress and Cross-body Pouch in Stingray Eyelet (Magic Berry Combo).
Striped Flatforms in Metallic Silver Leather.

Crop Button-down Shirt and Bermuda Short in Stingray Eyelet (Magic Berry Combo).
Thong Heels in Silver Metallic Leather, with Peacock Pearl Payals.

Tie-up Maxi Dress in Dragonfly Ombre Printed Jersey.
Striped Flatforms in Silver Metallic Leather.

Eva Dress in Dragonfly Ombre Printed Textured Cotton.

Tie-Up Bike Shorts in Dragonfly Ombre Jersey with Scarf Hem Shirt in Colorblock Yarn-dye.
Striped Flatforms in Tan Leather with Pearl Anklets.

Zipper Mini Dress in Stingray Eyelet (Lilac Combo).
Striped Flatforms in Tan Leather.

Bermuda Shorts (Lilac Combo) and Stingray Tee in organic, plant-dyed, recycled cotton jersey.
Thong Heels in Metallic Silver Leather.

Zipper Bra Top and Ruffle Shorts in stingray Eyelet (Lilac Combo).
Thong Heels in Magic Berry Metallic Leather.

Mini Eva Dress w/ pockets in Coloblock Yarn-Dye (organic, plant-dyed regenerative cotton).
Oversized Fanny Pack in Lilac Combo Stingray Eyelet.
Striped Flatforms in Tan Leather, with Pearl Anklets.

Dolman Sleeve Shirtdress in Colorblock Yarn-Dye with Dolphin Shorts in Dragonfly Ombre.
Bottle Bag in Multi Straw.
Keshi Pearl Anklets.

Long Shirtdress in Colorblock Yarn-Dye, Printed Triangle Top, & Plant-dyed Reversible Bikini.
Handwoven Basket Bag in Multi Straw.
Striped Flatforms in Tan Leather.

Tiered Tie-Strap Maxi Dress in Colorblock Yarn-Dye.
Thong Heels in Metallic Silver Leather, Pearl Payal Set, Haath Phool, and Keshi Pearl Necklace.

Smocked Tee and Smocked Convertible Skirt in Silver Lurex Swiss Dot (stingray color), with matching hair ties.
Thong Heels in Metallic Magic Berry Leather, Purple Pearl Payal Set, Stingray Pearl Earring.

Eva Dress in Silver Lurex Swiss Dot Cotton.

Smocked Bra Top is Silver Lurex Swiss Dot, Drawstring Shorts in Colorblock Yarn-dye, and
Cross-Body Pouch in Stingray Eyelet (Lilac Combo).
Striped Flatforms in Silver Metallic Leather, Pearl Anklets.

Unisex Shirt, Drawstring Shorts, and Mask in Silver Swiss Dot, w/ Pearl & Sterling Silver Mask Chain.

Unisex Shirt and Drawstring Shorts in Leheriya Linen/Cotton, with Fringe Crochet Bra Top in Neon Green, and Natural Woven Bottle Bag.
Striped Flatforms in Tan Leather, with Keshi Pearl Anklet Set.

‘Ripped’ Sweater Shrug and Shorts, with Cropped Cami in Neon Green.
Multi Straw Medium Basket Bag.
Striped Flatforms in Metallic Silver Leather.

Shisha Shrug and Mini Knit Slip Dress in Black, with Shisha Mask in Black.
Striped Flatforms in Silver Metallic Leather, Pearl Anklet Set.

Keyhole Half-Sleeve Tee and Ruffled Flare Pants in Dragonfly Ombre Printed Jersey.
Thong Heels in Metallic Silver Leather, with Full Moon Pearl Payal Set.

Colorblocked Short Jumper in Plant-Dyed Recycled Cotton Jersey.
Striped Flatforms in Tan Leather.

Balloon-Sleeve Hoodie Shrug, Tie-Up Mini Skirt, and Reversible Bralette in Plant-Dyed Jersey.
Thong Heels in Metallic Silver Leather.

Drawstring Jumper in Plant-Dyed Jersey with ‘Ripped’ Sweater Shrug in Lilac.
Thong Heels in Metallic Magic Berry Leather, with Purple Pearl Payal Set.

Bike Wrap Skort in Plant-dyed Jersey with Cropped Cami in Electric Lime.
Striped Flatforms in Tan Leather.

Cropped Button-down shirt in Stingray Eeylet (Lilac Combo) with Fringe Skirt in Natural.
Handwoven Basket Bag in Natural.
Thong Heels in Silver Metallic Leather. Pearl Payal Set, Haath Phool, and Earrings.

Racerback Knit Maxi Dress.
Thong Heels in Metallic Magic Berry Leather, with Pink Pearl Payal Set.

Knit Samba Dress.
Striped Flatforms in Tan Leather, Pearl Anklet set.

Long-Sleeve Samba Dress.
Thong Heels in Metallic Magic Berry Leather.

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