If youre looking to learn from the best, you should pay attention to Araks Yeramyan. Before launching her eponymous lingerie collection in 2006, Araks resume read like a whos who and whats what of heavy hitters in the fashion industry, with stints at Parsons, Central Saint Martins, Marc Jacobs and J. Crew. With that solid foundation behind her, Araks forged out on her own to develop her own lingerie and ready to wear label with an emphasis on comfort that allows her followers effortless beauty to shine through. And who doesnt want that? See what Araks has in store for Spring 2013 at Capsule New York.
As you may suspect from their name, Le Mont St Michel is proudly French, with the legacy to support their Gallic heritage dating back to 1913. But that isnt to say that the brands signature knitwear is completely isolated from outside influence, as both British pop culture and Japanese cool make their way into Le Mont St Michels vision for how a contemporary woman should dress. Label head Alexandre Milan is able to nod to both the brands storied past and the current womens market with pieces that feel timeless, thanks in no small part to the brands famous attention to detail that rises above trends for pieces that are crafted to last. See it up close and personal at Capsule this week.
Caitlin Mociuns jewelry embodies a sensibility that is as simultaneously worldly and homegrown as the designer herself. After her teenage years spent traveling throughout Asia and Europe, Caitlin cut her teeth at the Rhode Island School of Design, launching she her collection of jewelry and hand- and digitally-printed garments in 2006. With production kept local and an emphasis on organic, alternative and recycled materials, Mociun has combined the best of her own community with influences over the years that have been as divergent as Native American art and contemporary Bedouin culture. The resulting fine jewelry is beautiful and unexpected. Catch the latest from this Brooklyn-based line at Capsule.