While vacationing in Montauk recently, designers Michelle Zacks (of Spring & Clifton) and Yael Aflalo (of the Cali-based eco-label Reformation) were drawn to the Baja skater aesthetic featured at a local surf shop, in particular, the eyecatching textures, patterns & exuberant colors.
The result? A new Resort line launching just around the time we're mostly bored to death with our winter wardrobes.
The Reformation x Spring & Clifton Collaboration is limited to 10 pieces, mostly combinations of Baja & leather along with reworked cashmere knits & super-soft tees that have a slightly-punk vibe, like kilt-pin closures and hand-placed safety pin details. Designed to replicate easy-breezy Baja beach style, everything is designed to pair easily with items you already own "I would say that our collective teenage years spent in Southern California played a role in the look of the collab," adds Michelle. "References include surf and skate culture, music, art and downtown NYC meets SoCa."
Prices range from $85 to $300. Available at TheReformation.com.
- Lesley Scott