By Abby and Elle
Greetings, Little Pretties! (We’re kinda digging that Little Pretties thing ever since our Land of Oz show. We dunno — it might stick, might not.)
In any case, we’re excited to tell you about a new line of clothing, with roots right here in Cleveland, called Georgie & Elaine. The line is the first for Factory 2.0, a Cleveland-based fashion designer incubator. Devin VanderMaas, the line’s creator, says she’s seeking a timeless, classic look with the clothing. She’s not interested in a look that gets tossed after the season is over. And she’s committed to bringing garment production back to Cleveland.
We got a peek at the spring/summer line recently at the Banyan Tree (double bonus, to our minds).
Have a look!
Devin VanderMaas, who hails from Cleveland, created the Georgie & Elaine line, which is named after her grandparents. When asked how it felt to be the inspiration for the Georgie & Elaine line of clothing, Elaine said, “It’s like having a baby named after you!”
Ione Fuzzell, a Kent State University fashion design graduate, helped design the spring/summer 2013 line. Although the clothing isn’t made in Cleveland (we actually used to have a robust garment industry around the turn of the last century), it is made in New York City. Ah, there’s something refreshing about that.
Check out their new website here.
So, readers, what do you think about this new collection?
P.S. We’ll be doing some overseas travel soon and look forward to bringing you trend reports on what’s happening in Scandinavia so stay tuned! If you haven’t already, sign up for our automatic email updates — that way you won’t miss a thing.