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Located in the heart of hipster haven Echo Park, Kristin Dickson's Iko Iko serves as a boutique/gallery/salon/playground for arts-and-craftsmen to showcase their wares. Dickson, who stocks her shelves with intricate metallic jewelry by Hannah Keefe, boho footwear befitting any would-be-back-to-the-lander courtesy of Beatrice Valenzuela, and an exquisitely curated selection of pottery collected from her travels, also hangs pieces from her line Rowena Sartin on Iko Iko racks.
Dickson, who recently returned from a trip to Japan, did double-time crafting Rowena Sartin's latest collection upon her return. On a recent blustery day, local-yocals and Japanamaniacs clamored to get a glimpse of the new sartorial offerings (as well as grab a handful of Japanese candy upon entering the store.)
The results of Dickson's designs? A Fall/Winter group that suits the cool kids kicking it at Subliminal Projects across the street. Strong points in the collection include large denim tunics and softly draped dresses as well as abstract watercolor print leggings that somehow manage to elevate the dance pants in objects d'art.
· IKO IKO [Official Site]