Some emerging fashion designers push boundaries by creating outlandish, exaggerated pieces that even Anna Piaggi might think twice about… and then there are a breed of designers that are inspired by simplicity; taking cherished, understated forms and breathing a completely new life into them. In the realm of the latter art is designer Alexa Galler, founder of NYC based apparel brand Eighteenth.
The Spring/Summer 2011 collection from Eighteenth pays homage to the basic jersey tee in its purist form (black, white, and grey solids) while offering unique asymmetrical touches to the classic via everything from off center necklines to shoulder blade cut-outs. The result is a visually unique yet gloriously wearable collection of “not-so-basic basics”.
There is nothing more lovable than a slouchy tee, and to take an otherwise unremarkable piece and transform it into something completely new and fresh like Alexa does is quite inspiring. While the collection could have easily become something inaccessible with its affinities for unconventional details, each of the pieces remain highly wearable.
Slightly avant-garde AND completely wearable, a rare combination!
In addition to a wide variety of tops, the collection also features several jersey skirts and dresses:
If you’re looking to switch things up this spring, try out some new basics from Eighteenth.
Eighteenth apparel can be purchased via the Eighteenth website and at several fine boutiques around the USA and Japan.
A huge thank you to Eighteenth NYC for providing a giveaway prize for our Spring event! Be sure to check in daily for our latest Spring Shopping with Brixton Street feature.
Win a Deep Back V Tunic with Asymmetrical Hem (color of your choice) from Eighteenth NYC, a $115 value.
To Enter: Visit the Eighteenth NYC webstore and leave a comment with the name/number of your favorite piece (you can also talk about how you’d style the piece, but this isn’t required).
Bonus Entry 3: Tweet about the giveaway, share on your Facebook page, or blog about the giveaway & leave a link to your tweet, blog post or Facebook post. You may share once per day.
You may use this sample tweet if you like:
#Giveaway : #Win a Deep back V Tunic from Eighteenth, a $115 value. Comment @ http://brixtonstreet.com/?p=2513 to enter. OPEN WORLDWIDE
You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry. This giveaway will end May 15, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to readers WORLDWIDE. Good luck!
Giveaway winner : Vittoria
FTC disclaimer: I was not provided with any monetary compensation or product samples for this post and all opinions expressed here are mine.