The Stella Carakasi Spring collection launched at the Stitch tradeshow in Las Vegas last month to great acclaim. “Spring 2014 represents our full transition to the Stella Carakasi label,” says Carakasi, Head of Design and the line’s namesake. “My vision is clear. We are refining our designs, using better fabrics, and fortifying our foundation of neutrals, textures and layers. I am thrilled that our customers appreciate the quality and uniqueness, as well as the comfort and practicality of our line.”
The Stella Carakasi collection is a division of Two Star Dog, Inc. (TSD) and debuted in 2012 to great excitement in the industry. Although the label is only one year old, Carakasi has been at the helm for 20 years. She joined TSD in 1993 and quickly made design history as the first U.S. company to create The Original Hemp Jean and full collections of garment-dyed sportswear made of hemp. With her new collection, the company is now becoming known for its quality, unique fabric combinations and surprise details.
SPRING 2014 is all about the balance that comes from opposing elements; the tension created when opposites attract. Unpredictable and exciting, like the buzz of the city on the first warm spring night.
SPRING 1: Everything just clicks. The printed Georgette is perfectly in tune with this season’s play on sheer and solid. The palette is cool, modern and wearable. Paper white and half tone neutrals of pearl and mist compliment a rich navy that is the soul of a collection that reads spring but with more of a New York state of mind - Urban cool.
SPRING 2: Effortless sophistication and versatility preoccupy the designer’s transition from day to evening, work week to weekend. The colors are a blend of cool neutrals, a fashionable olive drab with a sunset color pop; button details and fabric combinations, crochet combined with solid and printed mesh. The digital print is modern and ethereal. Pixelated colors of summer create a tile mosaic that’s refreshing and clean and easy on the eyes.
SPRING 3: There is a sense of lightness-of-being starting with the pared down beautifully succinct color pallet: fossil grey, white and a soft Bermuda blue. Simplicity is the rule and the relaxed mood is sustained by airy casual linen separates. Uncomplicated pull-on-and-go vacation clothes, but with the expected twists turns and combination pieces the California designer has become known for.