A Dose of (capsule) Paris: 3 Brands to Watch

March 01, 2012 BY CAPSULESNEWS



Luxuriously edgy and abstractly minimalist, Kimberly Ovitz’s designs are perfect for the intellectual urban warrior. The California native has made New York’s Tribeca her new home, and Ms. Ovitz has wasted no time in adopting the pace, palette and style of Gotham city (unsurprisingly, though, her clothes have found devotees all over the world). The Kimberly Ovitz girl is never overly fussy nor overdone -- she’s sometimes tough, elegantly simple and always super cool.


Antoni Burakowski & Alison Roberts met 25 years ago at Central St. Martins and have been working together ever since. For truly rare birds, Antoni and Alison confections are colorful and playful works of art best exemplified by the line’s bright, beautiful dresses. A long partnership that allows them to think as one very unique unit coupled with a fine art approach and the ability to not take themselves too seriously, has made Antoni and Alison one of London’s most exciting brands.


Levi’s Vintage Classics and Made and Crafted are two lines that mark Levi’s return to the aesthetics and characteristics that established it as an icon of American workwear. Using their historic archives in San Francisco that catalogue designs from the 1870’s, Levi’s has recreated the fit and fabric of specific times in the company’s history. These aren’t “modern twists” on an old standby, these are old standbys, faithfully reproduced for the modern age. LVC focuses on reproducing work wear rugged enough to stand the test of time (again), while Made and Crafted focuses on refined jeans-wear with luxurious touches like custom buttons and?curved pockets.