Claire McCardell was one of the first modern designers to promote the idea of a capsule wardrobe. Her Flexible Five Piece Wardrobe was a series of items in the same fabrics that could be worn together as an ensemble or as separates. The Claire I and Pat are the first two items in our capsule collection made from a unique, heavy-weight micromodal jersey.
Why we love it:
- Halston’s attention to tailoring and fabric meant his styles were comfortable, but never looked sloppy. His clothing is also a lesson in versatile design looking appropriate for lazy days in St. Tropez, or rocking out at Studio 54 — something we hoped to emulate in our new capsule collection.
- The Pat tunic and Claire I pants are the first two items in our capsule collection made from a unique, heavy-weight micromodal stretch jersey.
- Micromodal gives the drape of silk, but the ease of cotton when it comes to care. The heavier weight of this deadstock fabric is as unusual as it feels luxurious and is the best substitute we’ve found for silk jersey.
- We think its softness feels like a gentle hug.
- We fell in love with this gunmetal gray color, one of the most universally flattering shades and works as a great neutral base for any wardrobe.
Fit notes and construction details:
- Wide leg pants flatters most body types as they create an elongated leg.
- These have a higher rise and should fit at your natural waist, and a two-inch elastic waistband prevents the dreaded muffin top.
- This style is designed to be relaxed, but not oversized. Order one size up if you want to wear lower on your hips.
- Loose leg opening for a relaxed fit with a 4 inch split cuff at hem.
- 92% Micromodal, 8% Spandex.
- Micromodal is a breathable fabric made from Beech trees.
- Email us or send us a text for additional sizing help.
- Made in Los Angeles.
- This style matches the Pat tunic for a coordinated look with flats for day or heels when you want to dress up.
- Micromodal should be washed on the delicate cycle in cold water. Use a detergent formulated for delicates, place the garment inside out and putting it in a mesh bag while washing will help the fabric wear better over time and reduce pilling.
- Tumble dry low or delicate cycle.
What is deadstock fabric?
- Deadstock is leftover fabric ordered by brands who overestimated their needs.
- We use several local suppliers in Los Angeles who carry overstock fabric. This strategy prevents us from creating additional waste in the form of excess fabric.
- It also helps lower our carbon footprint as these suppliers are within walking distance of our atelier.
- It also means this style cannot be re-stocked in this particular color and fabric once the supply we purchased runs out.
Save 10% when you purchase the Pat and Claire I ensemble with code STUDIO54.
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