Thursday, June 12, 2014

Midnight Swim : Lookout & Wonderland x Roxy Swim Collaboration

This Saturday, Niki Livingston of Lookout & Wonderland with Roxy will introduce Midnight Swim, a collaboration bringing together iconic swim silhouettes and indigo dyeing techniques. 

"The Midnight Swim collection blends shades of shadowy indigo referencing endless hot summer nights."  

Niki of Lookout & Wonderland has been studying traditional Japanese indigo since 2005 and works out of her Los Angeles studio – where I attended an indigo dyeing and Shibori class earlier this spring (yes! it will be on the blog soon!).

Shelter Half is a rotating pop up shop that brings together artists, companies and craftsman that create product made in the United States. 

And Roxy, is a brand of Quiksilver that started in 1990 seeing a lack of women's surf wear available. As most of us know, it's huge by now. And that's rad. What began as a women's swim line, soon turned into the sports wear go-to for girls and now is a household name lifestyle brand.

Walking the line between authentic and commercial is tough. And for Roxy going back to their roots with 4 classic swim silhouettes specifically designed for Niki to create magic with is pretty awesome. Her process is one of love and deep respect for the history of natural Indigo dye and the art of Shibori technique. (definitely more on that in that aforementioned post!)

The collection of 100 one-of-a-kind pieces will be exclusively available at Shelter Half in Los Angeles. After the twilight fashion presentation, you will be able to make your own unique indigo mobiles (!) to tunes spun by DJ Love finger along with cocktails and snacks. 

opening reception Saturday, June 14th 7-10pm
collection available throughout the summer season

images courtesy of Lookout & Wonderland and Roxy

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