Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Alder Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

'Mexico City Vest' by Alder
(textiles sourced in Mexico/garment made in the USA)
'Mexico City Vest' by Alder (right detail)
'Mexico City Vest' by Alder (back detail)
'Mexico City Dress' by Alder 
(textiles sourced in Mexico/garment made in the USA)
'Mexico City Dress' by Alder  (detail)

I love the electric 'prepster' vibe of this collaborative clothing line created by Alder's David J. Krause and Nina Zilka. Alder's latest Spring/Summer 2012 collection features dead stock fabric unearthed during a trip to Mexico City. The Brooklyn-based design duo describes the SS12 colorful mix as 'preppy classic meets the bright neon eccentricity of Mexico City'.

David J. Krause and Nina Zilka of Alder
(photo by Zenith Richards for Time Out New York)

We love that Alder is also a member of the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation in Brooklyn's Navy Yard. They shared the following details about their mission, materials, and methods:

"At Alder, we believe a garment should not only be aesthetically interesting, but also have the quality, craftsmanship and attention-to-detail that our customer deserve. Fashion is inherently about waste, and it’s important to us to minimize our waste and make responsible decisions about our fabric and manufacturing choices. Alder manufactures all of our pieces out of the NYC Garment Center and tries to source locally and sustainably whenever possible."

Shop the collection here. Follow Alder on Facebook for the latest news.

Hair: Julia Reinhard
Make up: Alder Studio
Photography: Alder Studio
Jewelry: Carrie Bilbo

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