shaina mote ready-to-wear: identity & modernism
in for the running as one of la’s most prolific emerging designers, shaina moteis reworking each season with a sustainable functionality. a far cry from fast-fashion, mote’s design manufacturing is lined with a socio-economic ethos, supporting local economy and helping growth of family run businesses. the designer also utilises natural and plant-based fibers such as rayon, bemberg, cupra and wool; emphasising longevity through both superior craftsmanship and unparalleled fit.
giving nod to english sculptor barbara hepworth, mote delves into wooden closures, tobacco tones and shapely silhouettes; identifying modernistic sculpture and shape. the autumn 2017 ready-to-wear collection reworks rib knits, accordion pleats and pinafore-fronts; while a minimal palette pulls focus to easy-to-wear neutral tones, assuring lasting wearability. new to mote, the season also brings a small treasury of footwear - featuring novel squared-off toes and leather slingback mules pillared with a thick bamboo heel.
season after season we see mote reimagine new ways-to-wear, with each collection becoming even more combinable - peasant sleeves, tie dresses, drawcord strings, customisable lengths and reversible fits. the inimitable designs have a timeless demeanour, offering a season-less core collection by the construction of regenerative pieces. underpinned with a strong design philosophy, mote offers minimalist design with multi-functionality, bringing each season a new lease of life.