24 Days of Emerging Designers: Kotoba


Kotoba Womenswear New York

Knitwear designers Lindsay Mann and Melinda Danko were inspired by Burning Man for their spring/summer 2014 collection. To be specific, two of 10 guiding principles: radical self expression and leaving no trace behind. This coming season, you'll see colors from the desert, fluid space dyed yarns and convertible garments. What's clear is their focus on relaxed, free-spirit silhouettes, beautiful drape and the cozy fit that good knitwear provides. They're also pushing the definition of comfort with their exaggerated jumpers, wide leg and drop crotch pants that look so effortless, they're undoubtedly a must-have staple. Dressing up the line are body con tank dresses with detailed stitches while their other dresses show how lightweight knitwear works for the season.

For these FIT grads, creating a collective of like-mined individuals that are dedicated to slow, sustainable practices has become a foundation of their business. They also use the Wholegarment knitting process developed by Shima Seiki that knits garments in one whole piece which preserves yarns, allows for stretch and of course, helps bring well-designed garments to life.


Learn more about this New York emerging designer label at Kotoba.

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