Jamie Hall

Uniquely Jones (or Joans): Designer Gretchen Jones Unveils her Latest Looks at New York Fashion Week

by , 09/16/12
filed under: Ecouterre

Joan Didion, Joan Baez, Gretchen Jones, New York Fashion Week, Ethical materials, batiks, hand-loomed, Where the Kissing Never Stops, fashion inspiration, 1960s inspired, Project Runway, Ecouterre,
New York Fashion Week designs are often peppered with inspiration—but perhaps none quite so original as designer Gretchen Jones’ (winner of Season 8 Project Runway) latest designs. Made of about 70% ethical materials, the organic cottons, hand-loomed resistant-dyed batiks and hand-painted vistas of the setting sun were inspired by two well-known Joans—Didion and Baez. When Jones wasn’t designing she used her downtime to read Didion’s “Where the Kissing Never Stops,” an essay about Joan Baez’s early years, which in-turn had her listening to Baez’s “Any Day Now”. The result is uniquely Jones/Joan’s—an eclectic, confident and of course, feminine mix.

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