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For its spring collection, the Bow and Drape team is taking us back to the "New Look" of yesteryear. The custom online dress shop—which is based at the SoWa studios but produces each garment in New York's Garment District—favored hues like chartreuse and periwinkle, while injecting pieces with a soft spatial floral print and hand-painted details. In the clip above, founder Aubrie Pagano notes that "Bow and Drape is really about taking classic American sportswear and allowing women a twist of the future, to perfect each garment exactly the way she wants."
Particularly notable in this new crop of bespoke clothing is the "Cardimono," a layering cover-up that melds a kimono silhouette with that of a cardigan. Blouson sleeves and a rounded hemline with an open front make this quite the transitional piece. Pre-order the style in either georgette ($79) or a silk crepe ($99) with your choice of a variety of hues—the mint color instantly transports any look to the next season. Stay tuned for the full lookbook, coming soon.
· Spring 2013 [Bow and Drape]
· The Cardimono [Bow and Drape]