When I first saw Linie‘s fall collection, I practically starting cooing. Felt bandeau tops, structured cropped turtlenecks, stiff full skirts and wool bomber jackets all have the potential to be basics in your wardrobe. The collection is made in NYC’s garment district.
I wanted to see how Linie’s faired off a model and onto a “real” body. Not to say models aren’t real, but they represent an extreme. I realized this when I attended an event last month that was filled with models. I looked around (and up) and realized they were way taller and way thinner than any person I know socially, and that says something about fashion.
So I asked my friend Adriana to be my model. If you’ve walked into any Adidas store lately, you might recognize her face as one of the dancers they’ve been featuring on large signage around the store. They chose her, she told me, not because she’s skinny, but because she’s strong. She dances and practices pilates. She feels healthy and proud of the way her hard work has shaped her body. And I’ve also watched her demolish a plate of ribs with finger-licking gusto. Yep, she’s the perfect person show off some fun clothing with movement and joy.
Adriana, photographer Annalee Bloomfield, and I headed out to Bushwick on a muggy spring morning to take our pictures. This is the fall line you see below, but Linie (pronounced Lin-e-ay) also has its spring collection for sale to consumers.
So, what do you think? Would you wear this clothing?
Adriana wears ethically made Nisolo loafers.