Studio 189 Fall/Winter 2019 is a celebration of indigo, exploring the role indigo from Africa has played in the development of denim culture. The collection introduces sustainable pieces made with organic cotton, recycled glass beads and upcycled denim, and techniques from hand batiking and bògòlanfini to natural indigo dyeing in Uganda, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana.
This 'Sunday Best" collection marks the first time Studio 189 has presented a fall collection, as well as the first time showing at Spring Studios. Among the colorful patterns and vibrant color are elegant kimonos, fitted jumpsuits, dresses, floor length ruffle skirts and bomber jackets.
Studio 189 launched in February 2013 in honor of Valentine's Day's One Billion Rising campaign dedicated to stopping violence against women and rape with the idea that fashion could be an agent of social change. The sustainable fashion brand was co-founded by Abrima Erwiah and Rosario Dawson.
- Kim Weling