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Earlier this week, we discovered that a handful of designers were counting California as a major source of inspiration for spring 2014. Joining Tommy Hilfiger, Band of Outsiders, J.Crew and Rodarte on the Westward lean are Clover Canyon and Rachel Zoe, two LA-based designers who showed at NYFW yesterday.
At Clover Canyon, designer Rozae Nichols reveals to us that the label's collection "rediscovers Southern California, looking on its native landscape with new eyes, and indulging the domestic pleasures. Clean, crisp and airy, the collection conjures the forward-looking architecture and design of California's mid century heyday, referencing homes such as John Lautner's iconic Chemosphere, in Los Angeles, and the work of household modernists Charles and Ray Eames.
Nichols also notes that SoCal's "legendary light is paid homage, as well prismatically, via the inspiration of light artists such as Robert Irwin, Dan Flavin, and James Turrell."
Rachel Zoe. Image via Jacey Duprie/Instagram.
Rachel Zoe was also feeling her hometown's glow, explaining to The Zoe Report that the range was "definitely influenced by California—it has sequins, it has romanticism." Zoe's nod to LA was most apparent in her use of denim on the runway, paired with clean tops, sky-high heels and outerwear. When in doubt, do as the Angelenos do.
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