“Our approach to Slow Design focuses on producing goods in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, where every action and every material has been thoughtfully considered. The intent is to design clothing that is made from sustainable materials using environmentally sound methods, resulting in beautiful, healthy, and long-lasting garments. We want to create connections with our wearers and for our clothing to be worn for many years – incorporated into the life of a customer.” – Natalie Chanin, from the Home Journal Magazine, 2016
Elevated yet truly comfortable and wearable in your daily life, our new Collection pays homage to Natalie’s 20 years of sustainable design with patterns and stencil motifs inspired by the Alabama Chanin archive. Hand-crafted from the same lush, 100% organic cotton fabrics synonymous with our brand, these designs were given a contemporary refresh and specialty fabric treatments.
Explore highlights from the Collection below and view the entire Collection here.
P.S.: Read Natalie’s recent interview with Vogue about the Collection here and find some of the story below.
Shirred sleeves are prominent in our newest Collection, adding an airy, yet refined touch to dresses and tops. From subtle details to billowing sleeves that add visual interest and exquisite movement to the garment, shirred sleeves refresh some of our favorite garments.
“Though the silhouettes were simple, and would fit easily into different wardrobes, these looks are for individualists with an eye for detail and an appreciation for the craft work that went into a hand-pieced and topstitched trench, say, or a cotton top with foliate embroidery.”
Our specialty gilded fabric offers the comfort of a knit with the crisp, elevated feel of a woven. It’s soft metallic glow ages beautifully, ensuring these pieces will be part of your wardrobe for years to come. Find it utilized in this collection on tops, skirts, and jackets.
The classic polo collar adorned some of Alabama Chanin’s earliest pieces. Polished or more casual, depending on how you choose to style it, the polo is prominent throughout this collection on tops, dresses, and coats.
“Trend-resistant, they are about materials, skill, and the hands that made them.”
Eye-catching and timeless, the stripe stencil has been a favorite for years. Throughout the new Collection it is subtly present with gilded paint or hand-sewn throughout an entire piece with bold, yet elegant color stories.
The much-loved Keyhole pattern received a fit update with the new Collection, but the feminine keyhole detailing and figure-flattering style remain the same. The Lucy styles—top, tunic, and dress—allow you to choose the length that will blend seamlessly into your wardrobe.