Combat the chill with Figue

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A weathered trend maybe, yet one that seems to make appearances year round. Stiff and sturdy shapes in khaki and camouflage have been spotted in street styles and runways all around the world. Military influence has been molding fashion since the early 40's, but my recent trip to NYC has left me lusting over these uniquely tagged military layers. 

I stumbled into Figue on a complete whim, after hours of relentless searching fo the perfect fall wedding reception dress, Lily and I were struck by the Bohemian shop style, paired perfectly with an overflow of vibrant rugs and braided floor cushions. " Figue (pronounced “fig") is a new luxury collection for women created by Stephanie von Watzdorf. Defined by a global gypsy-meets-jet-set spirit—bringing together the urban energy of Paris and London with the natural beauty of the Mediterranean and Stephanie’s passion for travel." The Bohemian inspired boutique was filled with tunics laced with pom-poms and gold threaded beading, denim and bangles in colorful global inspired prints and of course the stunning embellished military jackets. The sweet shop manager gave us a little history of Stephanie's design process and inspiration. Many of the symbols referenced Egyptian hieroglyphs (pictured below) like the eye of Horus which represents the ancient Egyptian sky god who was usually depicted as a falcon. Many of the embellished sequin and bead designs were sourced directly from African craftsmen. 

Von Watzdorf tells Vogue “It could look hideous and Las Vegas, but it’s not." 
Lily and I both agree. 

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