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Last weekend, Scout launched its second collection in a low-key event at the boutique, collabing with Edith Abeyta—who created the window installation out of denim scraps—and Japanese indigo dye house Tsurukichi, which showcased apparel and a number of bags and totes, also incorporating recycled denim.
Scout's 12-piece line offered a mix of fabrications, including over-dyed crepe de chine, rayon-twill, rayon-linen and rayon-jersey. A limited palette of black, white, rust, and blues came together in roomy cropped and asymmetrical tees, delicate dresses and tops, woven caftans, and drape-y jackets. Favorites included feather-weight romper-like dresses with significant front pockets, which at first we thought were jumpers, and a dressier number with pleat detailing on the bodice and an ample tie at the waist. Scout designer/owner Joey Grana told Racked about the collection: "It started with an interest in indigo and went from there." As a retailer, he also looks to his customers: "I focus on the client and try and create what they're not finding." Despite the boutique's penchant for high price tags, the line is fairly reasonable, with tops running around $100 and dresses $200-$400.
· Scout [scoutla.com]