This NEW Year is already chock full of busyness—progress—production.
Here’s the latest @the Atelier.
New Collection: Up & Ready for Purchase! -- It’s Fashion for Keeps.
We are now part of Etsy Wholesale. You may contact us to request a guest pass to view our wholesale line sheets, if you are interested in carrying kaj.ani in your shop. You may also apply to be a buyer on Etsy wholesale, and join this lovely community of makers and buyers. See our retail shop here.
DID YOU KNOW we’ve been writing and publishing a blog? — Yes, for 8 months now! We want to encourage you to check it out — Read it — Tell us if you like it — SHARE it and SUBSCRIBE to it. There are REWARDS in it for you. So, follow the Slow-Fashion Journey, give us a hand, spread the word, and we will reward you in kind. See the CHALLENGE we’re extending in the latest blog post of 2-14-2016. It’s ongoing…
Changes in the world of fashion are afoot. Business as usual is no longer cutting it, nor is it sustainable. Some designers are seeing the light and moving to make some much needed changes, this is just the beginning. (See the blog 18 issue for more on this story) You may know, we have not (@kajanistudio) been playing by the fashion rules for some time, finding them stifling—too much—too fast—uninspiring—unsustainable—devaluing. We want intimacy, meaning, specialness, beauty, the preservation of the art & craft of apparel making. (Not some runaway train of streaming collections, 4 or 5 per year, made up seasons, hyper speed, fast fashion, that is quickly loosing meaning—no!) We made it a part of our campaign a couple of years ago. We make fashion for keeps and we want you to feel good about it, and feel good in it, for a long time. Hope you’ve been enjoying the results of our Slow-Fashion labor of love. Things are evolving … more changes will follow … until the fashion world calms down a bit and starts to regain a better sense of meaning.
My Top 5 Must-Have Items This Year. 1. The Dirndl Skirt, in prints or solids. 2. Scarf-Tied (bow-tied collar) Button-Front Blouse. 3. The Kimono-Wrap Dress. 4. Keyhole Style Dress, maxi or midi. 5. Something WHITE, be it a dress, top, or skirt. (But you don’t have to follow my lead — pick your own must-haves and favorites.)
Your input means so much. Feel free to contact us, share your own thoughts and questions on fashion, style, shopping, wearing, or anything else we have talked about.
A Preview of the next capsule collection
We've just completed another lovely group of dresses and separates - all in cotton - that is modern, pretty, and versatile. There's a new Liberty art print, along with solid colors of gray and yellow, and embroidered, scalloped, white eyelets. As always, made-to-order and fashion for keeps. We hope you'll love wearing them. Stay tuned for more...
Introducing Bridal at kajanistudio
Easy Breezy Wedding Dresses With All The Beauty & Specialness Of Made To Order With None Of The Fuss Or Giant Price Tag.
A Capsule Collection of Pretty Dresses intended to be modern, romantic, practical, for keeps. Retro Inspired pieces that are contemporary classics and forgo trendiness, with the idea of serving the wearer beyond just one occasion. They're meant to convey an easy cheerful spirit without compromising quality or specialness.
Incorporating Lace & Embroidered Tulle, with touches of Satin & Beaded-trim details. Beautifully Made to Order at prices that won't break the bank. Bring on the fun! Why Not wear it more than once or for other special occasions? With a slight alteration you may easily enjoy that dress for a while. After all, who says a white dress is only for getting married? Let your style, not someone else's idea of 'bride' shine through. Be your own beautiful. A Wedding day is a big and special life moment, why not make your choice of dress reflect your carefree spirit!
Photography by: Loren Philip
NOTE: These gorgeous dresses come in at under a $1000! All styles are made to order. Dresses may be purchased in our new *shop: kajanistudio Bridal & Spectator. Also, by appointment at our Los Angeles atelier.
New Capsule Collection
Small, well edited, and we like to say fashion for keeps. Lovely, versatile, must-have dresses and beautiful, comfortable separates that make it easy to look pulled together in a flash. These are simple, special, well designed pieces with archival ambition.
Mini - Midi - Maxi, we've got your lengths covered. They all work perfectly now and beyond. All made up in easy, lovely, lux, practical fabrics that'll serve you well. Wonderful white cotton, silk twill, tropical wool, and of course two more great prints from Liberty London. We are ever aiming for timeless (seasonless when possible), easy pieces with special details, we're certain you'll enjoy wearing for quite a long time.
PS - Don't miss the New Kimono-Style shirt, a contemporary classic sure to become a wardrobe staple. A Liberty Art-Print dress is an absolute must!
NOTE: This collection has open deliveries with 30 to 60 day lead times. All styles are made to order. Liberty print styles are interchangeable. Styles from this collection may be purchased in our new *kajanistudio shop. Also, by appointment at our atelier. Wholesale available.