I'm so excited to share some behind the scenes photos with you of what's to come later this year.
This will be the third ME Summer collection and I think it's our best yet! I've worked continuously to improve fit based on customer feedback and focus on designs that have sold well to date in an effort to give you exactly what you want. Meanwhile, I've gotten more efficient at sourcing fabric and am thrilled about the Summer 2019 collection.
I plan to release six styles: two tops, two skirts, and two dresses. The two tops are pictured above.
Lilac Top // The top is sleeveless and features a boatneck neckline in front with a more drastic scoop in the back and side-seam splits. The deadstock fabric is textured and 100% cotton. I sourced this fabric in the Summer of 2018 in NYC by scouring the showroom of a supplier that specializes in sourcing deadstock fabric from fabric mills in Italy and France (you can read more about that trip here). As you can see, the photo above was not a finished sample and was subject to some alterations (as indicated by the pins) before it was finished. Below is a picture of the completed sample.
Floral top // The floral top is also made from deadstock fabric sourced on the same trip. It requires pre-washing (to prevent unwanted shrinkage on your end) but has the prettiest drape and floral pattern, so I thought the extra time and cost was worth it! We took this design and improved it. This year's version will feature tulip sleeves (more flattering and forgiving), a shirttail hem (rounded hemline instead of a straight across one), and inverted back yolk detail (meaning the pleat in the back of the shirt will turn inwards instead of outwards).
Pencil Skirt // The jacquard pencil skirt was such a hit, I decided to release another denim pencil skirt, this time in coral denim (also deadstock sourced in NYC). It coordinates beautifully with the floral top but also looks great with a plain white top if you want to tone it down for the office. The fit will be the same as the jacquard pencil skirt (with the same added benefit of stretch). Added bonus: unlike the jacquard pencil skirt, this one is machine washable!
Paper Bag Waist Skirt // I squealed when my pattern maker sent me the above photo! It's just SO good. I've been a long-time fan of paper bag waisted skirts and pants (when done correctly) and have been wanting to design one for the brand since day one, and am thrilled I was able to do so this year. I'm also very excited about this fabric! It's a linen/cotton blend and features all of my favorite summer colors in a vertical stripe! This fabric will also be available in a dress (photos coming soon).
I do not have photos of the two dress styles at this time. But, I'll be sure to share as soon as I do. Follow along on Instagram for the latest!